Saturday, May 24, 2014

Doubt is not a pleasant condition...

Check out this track from the upcoming June release of the album ToPaRaMa from drummers Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph.

About a week ago I installed the compute engine for Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease and have been letting it run in the background since, doing computations that aid in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. The software, called Frontier, can be downloaded here. So for the price of a little electricity our old XP desktop is actually doing something useful.

Bask in its majesty - the pigbutt worm, aka the flying buttocks.
I will not share links to various inspirational/funny/meaningful graduation speeches. The only one I thought about maybe linking to was the guy who called the graduating class a bunch of whiny bitches for getting the original speaker to cancel. I will share Miyamoto Musashi's 21 rules to live your life, written in the year 1645. #4 Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

[Update 25 May 2014] Changed my mind. Here's the commencement address from U.T. Austin, delivered by Admiral William McRaven on life lessons from SEAL training.

A submarine could determine its position on the globe to within 1 meter without surface by using these newly developed quantum accelerometers - imagine a laser used to measure the motion of a single atom.

This came up in a Twitter convo I was in this week. Do you know the 10 commandments of color theory?

Femur of the world's largest dinosaur, a titanosaur unearthed in Argentina. Full size estimated at 65 feet tall, 130 feet long. We're gonna need a bigger museum.
I'd watch this. What if David Lynch had directed Return of the Jedi?

Breaking News: Urine is NOT sterile so stop peeing on every little boo boo. And for the record, your brain is full of bacteria and viruses too.

Is farting in the workplace acceptable? (Shouldn't it be handled like smoking? Go outside to a designated area.)

Fans of sausage and Star Trek finally have common ground.

...but certainty is absurd. ~Voltaire

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