O, teh interwebz!

justice is apparently not color-blind
August 8, 2008, 6:38 pm
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An interesting study finds that in split-second decisions, referees are more likely to favor athletes in red (over blue).  So, even without the home-field advantage, should we expect China to clean up at the Games this summer?


lightning is cool!
August 8, 2008, 1:23 pm
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Wow, the odds of catching this must be ridiculously tiny.  Nevertheless, how sweet is this??

6 degrees to you… and you… and you… ok, to ALL of you!
August 7, 2008, 2:02 pm
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A planet-wide survey of some 30,000,000 instant messages (via Microsoft) sent by 240,000,000 people have confirmed that, in fact, Kevin Bacon is God. really is separated by six degrees.  Moreover, anyone is approximately six degrees away!

Do I get to take a course in Google-ing now?
August 7, 2008, 1:59 pm
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As a physicist, I think this is freakin awesome.  Even as a physics graduate student, I still might have a career at Google waiting for me in a few years!

“I” am not wimpy!
August 5, 2008, 2:27 pm
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Best quote: 

“…one little letter had to represent an important word, but it was too wimpy…”

No, you’re stubborn. And dumb.
August 5, 2008, 2:24 pm
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While I’m all for keeping an open mind about scientific theories, I have to draw the line somewhere.  “Flat-earthers” earn no respect from me.  They’re just silly.

who needs a dog?
August 5, 2008, 2:21 pm
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Forget cats, iguanas, pigs, or whatever else you might want for a pet.  I want this.