Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Tagging and Debugging

Thanks to a cold, I had time today to catch up on some long-delayed reading. Among the highlights were two pieces of work that I wish we had been able to inc...
December 29, 2010

Falk and Dierking’s 95% Solution

The most interesting thing I read over the holiday was Falk and Dierking’s article “The 95 Percent Solution” in the Nov-Dec 2010 issue of American Scientist....
December 28, 2010

You’re Never Too Old for Space Camp

I can’t remember how I stumbled across BuyThisSatellite.org, but I’m glad I did. I’ve been a science fiction fan for (literally) as long as I can remember, a...
December 27, 2010

It’s a Shame People Don’t Get Credit

It’s a shame people only get meaningful academic credit for creating new knowledge (regardless of its importance), and not for explaining existing knowledge ...
December 27, 2010

Open Research Computation

By now, many of you have (hopefully) seen the announcement of Open Research Computation, a new journal devoted to "...peer reviewed articles that describe th...
December 27, 2010