|everybody's linking for the weekend
||[Jun. 24th, 2010|02:37 pm]
I lack the time to make this post shorter, so:
One of my new favorite blogs is You Are Not So Smart - each post is about a different sort of bias or self-delusion. Dovetails nicely with the ice cream book and my general interest in neuroscience!
Also related: this earthquake simulation game shows people are terrible at planning - even though they know an earthquake is coming, they wait to improve their house until it's too late.
IBM has built a system that can play Jeopardy decently. You can even play against it and see how you do!
Another awesome music video by Ok Go - this one goes from very slow motion to very sped up.
Apple censored an image of two men kissing in a graphic novel. Although now they say to resubmit it, so I guess it was just a mistake? I wonder how many other mistakes are not reviewed unless they get wide attention...
Yes, cosmic rays can flip bits in memory. Now I know what to blame my bugs on - cosmic rays flipping neurons in my brain :-)
Giant spike in Internet traffic following Landon Donovan's winning goal
The Fellowship of the Vuvuzela
An analysis of the crazy 1000 point and subsequent recovery of the Dow.
Lots of people are moving to Texas. (and Austin, specifically)
Random: a banana equivalent dose of radiation. Bananas are radioactive! Didn't know that.