Miscellany

I lost track of who orig­i­nal­ly linked to what, so I can’t cred­it them prop­er­ly. But thank you to who­ev­er they all were, any­way! Filed under “anoth­er rea­son I’m proud to be a home­school­er”: Cal­i­for­nia court rules that pri­vate school can oust les­bian stu­dents. I do under­stand that it’s a pri­vate reli­gious school and that […]

TotD: Ray Kurzweil on Change

Ray Kurzweil, The Sin­gu­lar­i­ty is Near: When Humans Tran­scend Biol­o­gy Cen­turies ago peo­ple did­n’t think that the world was chang­ing at all. Their grand­par­ents had the same lives that they did, and they expect­ed their grand­chil­dren would do the same, and that expec­ta­tion was large­ly ful­filled. Today it’s an axiom that life is chang­ing and […]

Is walking next?

Device writes on water Researchers at Akishi­ma Lab­o­ra­to­ries (Mit­sui Zosen), work­ing in con­junc­tion with pro­fes­sor Shigeru Naito of Osa­ka Uni­ver­si­ty, have devel­oped a device that uses waves to draw text and pic­tures on the sur­face of the water. The device con­sists of 50 water wave gen­er­a­tors encir­cling a cylin­dri­cal tank 1.6 meters in diam­e­ter and 30 […]

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