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Brilliant

November 27, 2011

Six famous thought experiments, each presented in 60 seconds: Reminds me a bit of the Peabody and Sherman sketches from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show...

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If only...

July 28, 2011

Via SMBC:

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Talking heads

June 30, 2011

Too good to pass up: (via SMBC)

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Post-election humor

November 4, 2010

Made me chuckle: (via SMBC)

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No cash for clunkers

June 28, 2010

I'm a big fan of Emanuel Derman's work, his book and, most recently, his blog. In his latest post, Derman shows his lighter side with an entry in a contest for "plithy personal ads": "FANNIE MAE with troubled assets, bored with Freddie Mac, seeks well-regulated stimulus package from counterparty too big to fail. No cash […]

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Kicking the oil habit

June 23, 2010

Jon Stewart is insightful as always:

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Cancel all orders!

May 8, 2010

I can't stop watching this. A guy chooses the worst possible moment for a stock market webinar. He loses his mind around 1:10; by 2:35 he's talking like a robot. We call this a capitulation! Every time he says "this is what happens," I think of Walter's rant in The Big Lebowski (which I will not […]

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Stages of a photographer (an infographic)

January 25, 2010

Very amusing... and true: I especially love "The HDR Hole." Presumably the y-axis is measured in percent of personal potential... there must be all sorts of Bayesian self-reflection stuff going on there. (Via DataViz)

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Suggestions

January 24, 2010

(Via Piled Higher and Deeper)

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Data intervention

October 16, 2009

The always-excellent How I Met Your Mother addresses a major social problem: (via FlowingData)

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Hands, fingers, knees and toes (knees and toes)

September 10, 2009

Wikipedia is an incredible resource, but every now and then it gives me pause. Consider the first two sentences about the seventh-inning stretch: The seventh-inning stretch is a tradition in baseball that takes place between the halves of the seventh inning of any game. Fans generally stand up and stretch out their arms, legs, necks, backs, calves, fingers, elbows, […]

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Greater fool theory

August 21, 2009

Today's Dilbert: I think the last panel could stand alone.

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Bo Obama's first 100 days

July 17, 2009

Who knew the little guy was so prolific? A very funny read in today's NYT: As we head into the second hundred days of my administration, I feel more pride and pleasure than ever at the prospect of serving the American people and finding ways to make this nation, and this planet, a better place […]

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More nerd humor: xkcd & Erdos

June 23, 2009

I really love xkcd. There's something encouraging about a webcomic focused on math and computer science that is nonetheless so funny and accessible that tens of millions of people read it every month.  And every now and then it errs strongly on the obscure side, as exemplified by this recent comic that sent me off researching […]

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The First Nerd

June 22, 2009

At the recent Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner, John Hodgman (you know him - he's a PC) followed Obama's humorous address with one of his own, delivering one of the funniest speeches I've had the pleasure of watching this year. Hodgman immediately identifies Obama as "the first nerd president of the modern era" and proceeds […]

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Nessie?

May 30, 2009

Via TangYauHoong.

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WordPress 2.8 beta 2 + TinyMCE 3.2.4 + Safari 4 beta = :) (finally)

May 25, 2009

WordPress 2.7 was released in December 2008 and represented a milestone in the software's development, incorporating a number of major changes in particular to the back end. One of the most visible was the inclusion of the latest TinyMCE post editor (version 3.2). Unfrotunately, TinyMCE 3.2 doesn't play nicely with the Safari 4 beta. Specifically, […]

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Who is this wheelchair dude, and where is his vestibule?

May 24, 2009

If you type "observe" into Apple's thesaurus, the helpful app shows the word in a sentence: Who is this wheelchair dude, and where is his vestibule?

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"Why do we live together?"

May 18, 2009

This hilarious spot for Nike aired last night - the simple premise (established in the slightly-less-funny "Chalk" ad) is that Kobe and LeBron are inexplicably roommates. Also, they are muppets.

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New Jersey Fresh?

May 16, 2009

I've never seen these words used together before: (Spotted last weekend in Cape Cod.)

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And on the 73rd day I will rest

May 11, 2009

Obama the comedian at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner:

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The NFL can kiss my tuchus

April 25, 2009

I apologize for being late with this:

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Fire safety

April 21, 2009

Via Modern Mechanix.

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The Nothingth

April 14, 2009

The reference in the last post was to an obscure HHG2G quote from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, as Zaphod Beeblebrox, the fugitive President of the Galaxy, tries to summon his great-grandfather's ghost: "Concentrate," hissed Zaphod, "on his name." "What is it?" asked Arthur. "Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth." "What?" "Zaphod Beeblebrox the […]

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The way things work

March 26, 2009

South Park finally reveals how the Treasury decides what to do (via Calculated Risk):

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