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OneBusAway

Congrats to OneBusAway, winners of the 2010 WTIA Industry Achievement Award for “best use of technology in the government, nonprofit or education sector”. OneBusAway was started by University of Washington students and provides real time access to transit information here in the Seattle area. I know it best through it’s iPhone app, which is by…

Seattle Signs

Not helpful: In Seattle if a road bends ever so slightly you are on a new street, but the above is…confusing.

Note the new location (updated 9/28/09) The Optimizer is coming to town, which is always fun: TIME: 1:30-2:30 pm, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 PLACE: CSE 305 SPEAKER: Scott Aaronson (MIT) TITLE: Quantum Money ABSTRACT: Ever since there’s been money, there have been people trying to counterfeit it, and governments trying to stop them. In a…

Unscientific in Seattle

Chris Mooney, former Scienceblogger and provocateur extraordinaire, will be in Seattle this Thursday talking about the book he co-authored with Sheril Kirshenbaum, “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future.” Details: Thursday, August 6 7:00 PM University Bookstore 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle, WA 98105 http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/trade.taf?dept=attribute&category=events&par=trade&ttl=events&page=1 From all I’ve heard Chris is an excellent speaker…

Microsoft Extreme Computing Group

Dan Reed has a brief note up about a new group at Microsoft the extreme computing group (XCG) which includes among its subject areas quantum computing: XCG was formed in June 2009 with the goal of developing radical new approaches to ultrascale and high-performance computing hardware and software. The group’s research activities include work in…

Campus Ad

In the University of Washington’s “The Daily” in the lost and found section: FOUND – PANDA head, appears to be a part of a missing suit. Recovered near 45th and Memorial. presumably stolen by ill-advised sorority girls during their week-long, drunken stupor

Strip Malicious Mischief

Ah, the games people play: A 23-year-old Tacoma man and an 18-year-old Lakewood woman are suspected of throwing rocks from a railroad trestle onto at least 14 vehicles traveling southbound on Interstate 5 early Monday. … Investigators told KOMO-TV that the couple was playing a stripping game that involved each of them shedding a layer…

Over at TechFlash there is an article about some words Ed Lazowska, professor extraordinaire here in the computer science & engineering department at UW, had for the Seattle tech scene (see also xconomy): “It seems to me that the issue with this state is that we are one big happy family in which everybody is…

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m I’ll be participating in a panel discussion of science blogging sponsored by the Northwest Science Writers Association: Join local science bloggers, including Alan Boyle from MSNBC.com’s Cosmic Log, David Bacon the Quantum Pontiff, Sandra Porter of Biology in a Digital World, Julianne Dalcanton of Cosmic Variance, Eric Steig of Real…

Catch Up

Catching up with places I’ve been.