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03/16/05

  11:50:21 pm, by Nimble   , 863 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

The IB Experience

When I was going into high school, I had the good fortune (though I didn't think so at the time) of being put into Western Canada High School in the International Baccalaureate program. more »
  03:54:38 am, by Nimble   , 257 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

What's So Special About Charge?

In the course of pursuing other questions, I ran across something in particle physics that I didn't know. (Okay, okay, you can list what I don't know about in text and fill up a 40 Gb drive, but I digress) I had always heard that gamma rays can… more »

03/10/05

  04:05:04 am, by Nimble   , 503 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Why Are Humans So Bad With Statistics?

In light of a recent contest win, I am reminded of statistics, and the very human tendency to think of luck going in 'streaks', praying for good weather, and the strange rituals that purport to help one's home team win. I'm not totally immune to such… more »

03/06/05

  04:07:37 am, by Nimble   , 397 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions

Science has its share of philosophers. Sometimes, they have a remarkable amount of insight. One such philosopher is Thomas S. Kuhn, who is responsible for the remarkable The Structure of Scientific Revolutions back in 1962. The thoughts still stand out… more »

03/04/05

  11:55:08 pm, by Nimble   , 77 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

The Reed Sea

I'm always one for finding natural explanations for 'miraculous' phenomena, especially when some pieces of the original meaning get lost in translation. I came across this link about the parting of the Red Sea. Not all such things have to have a… more »
  11:32:49 am, by Nimble   , 501 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics

Review Impostors

Folks who pose as reviewers pretending that they would normally rate something highly, but that the material was such a travesty/so insulting/so unconvincing that they have to give it one star/zero stars if they could... just piss me off... more »
  04:08:46 am, by Nimble   , 183 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Windows XP: Grudging Respect

Yesterday, I had a pretty weird experience with Windows XP that gave me a bit of grudging respect for the OS, despite my general distrust of things that look like Lego but aren't :) more »

03/01/05

  04:10:12 am, by Nimble   , 1029 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Science: A Long Way To Go

It makes me shake my head to hear that we think we're close to solving the ultimate questions. We're not there. We're not even close. I think that's a good thing. Yet I see some signs of stagnation, in thought and in funding. more »

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