Archives for August 10, 2008

Myungwan Kim was beaten by the MoGo computer system by 1.5 points in a nine stone game. “It played really well,” said Kim, who estimated MoGo’s current strength at “two or maybe three dan,” though he noted that the program – which used 800 processors, at 4.7 Ghz, 15 Teraflops on borrowed supercomputers – “made…

Know Your Files (a Linux one-liner)

Don’t type this one in until you are sure you want to. find . -print|xargs file|awk ‘{$1=””;x[$0]++;}END{for(y in x)printf(“%d\t%s\n”,x[y],y);}’|sort -nr (yes, that is all one line)

Georgia Update

I am hearing things from within Georgia that are best not repeated until a day or so has passed, but genrally my understanding is that the situation is primarily one of confusion. The Georgians have declared a cease fire (some 24 hours or so ago) and claim to have stopped fighting. The Russians claim that…

Meme Machine

This is kinda cool. It is a flash (I presume) doohickey that presents a detailed interactive timeline of internet memes. Click here. Pass it on. To everyone you know.

With all the talk about the theory regarding animal rights, AR activism, animal research and terroristic attacks on scientists, this bit of news in the aftermath of the recent California firebombing may have been missed: Law enforcement officers Thursday raided the same Riverside Avenue house that was searched after a UC Santa Cruz researcher’s home…

Sunday Morning Radio

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show Sunday, August 10, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time Lori Lipman Brown, Director of the Secular Coalition for America, discusses the past legislative session in Washington D.C. Also, a conversation with Louis Appignani, Humanist Philanthropist. “Atheists Talk” airs live on AM 950 KTNF in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. To stream…

Something funny and not so funny

It is not so funny that the Georgian Army is accused of attempting ethnic genocide in southern Ossetia, that the Russians have been bombing cities in Georgia, that the Georgians or somebody have shot down two Russian fighter planes, and that things seem to be escalating. Dozens, maybe hundreds, by some reports thousands dead. This…