Tamino's more depressing version of Imagine: Imagine every single report ever about the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, from the 1960s when the surgeon general’s report came out up to the present day, beginning with the statement that “No single case of lung cancer can be definitively linked to smoking.” Now imagine being inundated... Continue Reading →
Last week John Perry Barlow (co-founder of the EFF) passed away at the age of 70 Cindy Cohn at the EFF has published a memorable eulogy: It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership. He always... Continue Reading →
Lower and upper Antelope Canyon might be swarming with tourists, but Antelope Canyon X remains almost empty. It is like stepping into another world.
Being the path of totality, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. The eclipse started off subtly. At first, using the proper eyewear, all you see is the tiniest dot on the edge of the sun; soon the moon is visibly “eating” the sun. This looks exactly as you would expect,... Continue Reading →
On my way to Oregon, apparently on Monday morning a thing in the sky is going to pass in front of another thing.
On May 16th 2017, I had my 25th and final radiation treatment. I am not certain if it was the radiation, the anti-anxiety medication which causes drowsiness, or the lack of sleep caused by the anxiety that the anti-anxiety medication left behind, but throughout the whole treatment period I was completely exhausted. I would wake... Continue Reading →
John Oliver gives a great summary of why Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement makes absolutely no sense Or as David Roberts puts it: An agreement cannot be both nonbinding and draconian (Spoiler: Paris is the former) Early on in the speech, Trump said: “Thus, as of today, the United States will cease... Continue Reading →
What drives scientists? - Richard Alley's Golden Nugget h/t Variable Variability