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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100 Best Gadgets of All Time

A neat list for the gadget-obsessed. I own, or have owned, 15 of the 100 items — what’s your score?
February 27, 2005

RIP Peter Benenson

Peter Benenson, the founder of Amnesty International, has died at the age of 83. Amnesty has been a voice for the voiceless around the world, and is proof t...
February 27, 2005

Possible vs. Feasible vs. Trivial

A sociologist I once did some work for once told me that all human activities could be classified as belonging to one of a small number of natural timescales...
February 25, 2005

Evolution and Language

Yet another fascinating article from Carl Zimmer, this one about the evolution of linguistic ability. If I had another twenty-four hours each day, I still w...
February 25, 2005