Archives for May 13, 2009

The following is a repost of a Guest Post by Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds. Background On February 26, Anonymous Coward at Bayblab suggested that popular ScienceBloggers like PZ Myers (Pharyngula) needed more science content in order to be counted as a science blog. In the first comment on that post, DrugMonkey pointed out that…

Happy Stephanie Zvan Day!

Circumstances that I have little control over, which really amount to seasonal work related things that have me putting in more time than they are paying me for (but for good cause, of course) are keeping me from doing as much as I want to on the blog this month. So I went to look…

First, the video, then the discussion: Sean claims that ‘cat’ is short for ‘concatenate’ … which is what I always thought (I’m sure ‘cat’ is ‘concatinate’ in at least one relatively common computer language other than bash). If you man cat you do indeed get a statement that says “cat – concatenate files and print…

I am awesome. I am smartest.

And I can prove it.

Knowing More Languages = Good

American politicians, some parents, and a few others have previously expressed the concern that learning more than one language muddles the mind. This is, of course, absurd, and it is hard to believe why anyone really thought this. In fact, it could be said that having more than one language under your belt makes it…

It would appear that Rocket Scientist Steve Jurvetson has moved into Photo Synthesis, the photogenic science blog. Check it out!

Extra Geeky Tech Tip

Unlocking the mysteries of cups …

The ‘Atiras’ The first asteroid ever discovered that has an orbit completely inside the Earth’s, found by an MIT Lincoln Laboratory telescope in 2003 (with multiple exposures marked in red), has been formally named Atira by its discoverers. Seven more such inner-Earth orbit (IEO) asteroids have been found since, and the group is now classed…