Wednesday, July 25, 2012


While I was up visiting with my family over the weekend, one of my sisters asked what any of us knew out the Libor scandal. I hadn't even heard of it, and was surprised it hadn't even been touched on at the Rachel Maddow show. But when I got home and tuned in again, Ezra Klein, the most twinkly policy wonk you'd ever want to meet, made Libor his three minute challenge to explain. Take a look.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Down to the Sea in Ships: the Live Ships Map

I didn't know there was such a thing until I saw this on the Rachel Maddow Show the other night. But if you go to the Live Ships Map, you can see what's going on with ships all over the world right now. Right now! I'm not particularly a ship geek, but I do like these sort of live maps of the world.  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The God Particle, explained--and in comics, no less!

Cruzio, my great local internet provider, posted a tweet to this truly painless explanation...

I don't know how many graduate students will randomly come across this post, but if you liked what you saw, you could do worse than have your thesis illustrated by this guy. Check it out HERE.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ted Conference in Qatar

My local internet provider has posted this great piece from the opening of the Ted Conference. Any sometime reader of this blog may know that I'm a fan of (non-violent) flash mobs. This is a flash mob to the, well, X.

TEDxSUMMIT - The Power of X from WE ARE Pi on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

How to prevent doomsday on Monday

I came across this interesting post on Slate just now, which is about how to make sure you will be able to still access the internet come Monday. Check it out.

Apparently, this blog will still be here...