Blows against supersymmetry and facebook.
Matthew Bailes continues ruminations at the Conversation – the general riff is on crowd sourcing and distributed computing, with a bit of bragging on The Beast they got down under.
Ok, I’m, just jealous.
I had not heard of Diaspora – be interesting to see if it can crowd out fb or other commercial social networks.
The Raspberry Pi I had indeed heard of, and will be acquisitioning. My kids are so looking forward to have their own computers…
But, what we really conclude, is that Matt needs to meet Charlie Stross for a quiet beer or three.
On a different note, there are rumours from the Hadron Collider Physics conference in Kyoto that Bs -> μ+ + μ- decay has been observed at the LHC, albeit at low significance (claimed 3.5 σ – looks more like 2.2 σ to the jaundiced eye, but that is just me being cynical).
However, the inferred rate is not consistent with supersymmetry.
Presumably N=1 low energy SUSY.
Beeb new story (cribbed from Astronomer fb group).
See also Quantum Diaries blog with ugly graphs.
On a different note: Chad at Uncertain Principles is on fire with Financiers Still Aren’t Rocket Scientists (well, some of them…) and Twilight of the Elites and the Rise of the Culture
Final reminder: applications to the Aspen Winter Conferences are due.
Biophysics and Condensed Matter deadlines are already past,
Pulsars and Dark Matter applications are due by thursday!