Friday, 4 March 2005

Linksfest redux

From A Capital Idea, a piece in the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram on the use of "wife-beater" as a way to describe a white undershirt...

The Bangkok Street Dogs street dogs blog...

Prediction: In 2025, an entire cottage industry will exist to recover data from worn-out data/photo CD-ROMs...

If I insert a "c" here as marked, it becomes a rant against smilies: “The danger in free speech does not lie in the menace of ideas, but in the menace of emoti[c]ons. If words were merely logical devices no one would fear them. But when they impinge upon a moron they set off his hormones, and so they are justifiably feared." - H. L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, Nov. 18, 1929...

The 4-colour map theorem and Euler's formula are really elegant...



again, i decide to make use of my übergeekdom to point out that i^i is not uniquely defined, since i^i = exp(-pi*(2n+1)) for any integer n and hence can take on an infinite number of values.

i think i should stop now before i get hit by an emoti[c]on.


And I should point out that Physics World readers voted Euler's their joint favourite equation of all time.


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