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Yule lads: it begins

Tonight it begins: Stekkjastaur is headed for town. Be good. Believe!

Hel

This is awesome! I am reliably informed that this was one of the all time great concerts. Skálmöld and the Icelandic Symphony in concert at Harpa.

The Lights Are Going Out…

When it is darkest, men see the stars. This afternoon I needed to check something urgently, and as is my habit in this day and age, I jumped to a website where I knew the information was available. A few seconds later, with some irritation I went to hit “refresh” as the request failed to…

Linkedy Links XIV

More random goodness from the intertoobz including a special topical PSU section for my colleagues John McCarthy interview – wrote LISP – an old friend. Galactic Center Orbital Models – new animation from Ghez’ group. Humans of New York – fascinating photo blog h/t poic at CR Simons Foundation sponsored article on Complexity and Biology’s…

EU Science Slam

This is a public service announcement: the EU is running a FameLab like Science Slam EURAXESS Researcher in Motion Science Slam, sponsored by the European Commission. “If you are a researcher currently based in North America (US and Canada), enter the competition by posting a video featuring your science slam on our LinkedIn site, or…

Cyber Wars: liveblog

Ok, straight from cosmology to cybersecurity: the Aspen Institute is running an “Aspen Security Forum” with several days of events. Tonight General Keith Alexander, head of the NSA is doing a forum with NBC’s Pete Williams. I got a ticket and got here early, as the heavens opened up and the lightning flashed. Despite the…

Linkedy Links XIII

Playing catch-up here: Science is Hard – Chad’s take Waiting for the Revolution – David Gross’s take Why Open Access Makes No Sense – I think Robin Osborne is actually saying something other than social network reactions thought he was saying, but I am not saying he is right. The End of Kepler – Chris…

Life Is…

… a self-reproducing Turing Machine which can do work.

iThinker

MAD still has flashes of briliance

Linkedy Links XII

Knock. Knock. Hello? Is this thing still working? Anyone there? Ok, it is end of semester and I am out of excuses. Time to clear out some backlog of stuff to read. Am I Wrong? – Bruce Alberts, Editor in Chief of Science, worries about the future. He is rarely wrong. Time Crystals – interesting…