I Want My Nobel Prize In Physics, Goddammit!

March 15, 2007

For at least fifteen years I’ve been saying light is a strand.

I happened to mention it in passing without any elaboration in this blog!

So what’s published today?

The universe is a string-net liquid
15 March 2007
From New Scientist Print Edition.

This led Wen and Levin to the idea that there may be a different way of thinking about matter. What if electrons were not really elementary, but were formed at the ends of long “strings” of other, fundamental particles? They formulated a model in which such strings are free to move “like noodles in a soup” and weave together into huge “string-nets”.

Light and matter unified
The pair ran simulations to see if their string-nets could give rise to conventional particles and fractionally charged quasi-particles. They did. They also found something even more surprising. As the net of strings vibrated, it produced a wave that behaved according to a very familiar set of laws – Maxwell’s equations, which describe the behaviour of light. “A hundred and fifty years after Maxwell wrote them down, here they emerged by accident,” says Wen.

– emphasis added by me.

Bill Gates and his bullshit Think Weeks never intuited that!

Myhrvold was too busy being a Gates lackey.

I want my Nobel Prize, goddammit!


Get The Word, Nerd

March 15, 2007

Previously, I wondered (somewhat snarkily and very skeptically) about a new blog called Book Chronicle:

Let’s see if they wind up with any of the authors already in my Blogroll: Christopher Fowler, Dennis Potter, Derek Raymond, Harry Stephen Keeler, James Hadley Chase, John Straley, K.A. Bedford, Ken Bruen, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Mark Billingham, Victor Gischler, John Scalzi. Also Tito Perdue, who has no website. Same for Barry M. Malzberg.

Well, they showed me!

The first author they chose is none other than John Scalzi and his book The Ghost Brigades!

Congratulations to John and good luck to Book Chronicle!

Now all of you go there. And read what they recommend!

Previous coverage in this blog:

Nerd Word


Reference: Discount Loot!

March 15, 2007

Slickdeals.net

A real example:

30GB Creatize Zen Vision Portable Media Player (White Version) $165 After $80 Rebate


Heather The Hot: Hot Crime And Cold Punishment

March 15, 2007

According to Google Maps, there are two candidates for the Scene of the Crime:

UPDATE: New information confirming the Scene of the Alleged Crime:

Bank of America
1720 Mars Hill Rd NW, Acworth, GA
(770) 429-5111

And:

Bank of America
1720 Mars Hill Rd NW, Acworth, GA
(770) 429-5111

2nd Update: I somehow botched the updating of this and deleted the other original address! Ah, well!

Meanwhile, Heather The Hot might be spending her current time in this Annex Of Hell:

Cobb County Law Enforcement
1672 Old Highway 41, Marietta, GA
(770) 528-6650

NotPrison
Note: That is not jail. Jail is not like that. Nor is that Heather The Hot. She is Hotter. This is an illustration of what Heather’s life will be like when she busts free and goes on the lam with me. I already have the maid’s outfit! (Who knew a maid could put up such a struggle?!!?)

Prior coverage of that free-spirited bank-robbing heart-breaking hair-styling stalker-creating transvestite-making she-goddess, Heather The Hot, in this blog:
Heather The Hot: See? I’ve Found A Way For Our Love To Grow!
Heather The Hot: The Results Are In!
Heather The Hot: The Early Legal Years
Heather The Hot: Hot Action Photos!
Heather: She Has A Hot Brain Too!
Heather: Hotter Than Ever!
Heather: Unrepetant And Still Hot!
I Should Have Known The Hot One Is Named Heather
Hold Me Up, Then Tie Me Down!


Tech prOn: Digital Cube’s i-Station G43 UMPC

March 15, 2007

Hands-on with Digital Cube’s “world’s smallest” UMPC: the G43

The first thing you need to know about Digital Cube’s i-Station G43 UMPC is that it’s small. Not crazy small, just small for a device labeled a UMPC. That’s primarily due to that fact that it sports a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 touch-screen display instead of the big ol’ 7-incher featured on most UMPCs. Its primary limitation then, is the fact that it runs an AMD Geode LX800/900 running at 500MHz (throttled back to 398MHz in the prototype on display at CeBIT). That means XP and Linux, no Vista Home Professional for you. Still, with 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, choice of 30GB or 60GB disks, a speaker dock, USB-host port, and a nice touch-pad mousing interface along the left-hand side, it will certainly fill a void in somebody’s ultra mobile lifestyle. You know, whenever it might ship.

Does it compute?

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves i-Station G43

58 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between Mike Cane and i-Station G43 has a reasonable chance of working out, but on the other hand, it might not. Your relationship may suffer good and bad times. If things might not be working out as you would like them to, do not hesitate to talk about it with the person involved. Spend time together, talk with each other.

Oh my God!! A higher score than the Samsung Q1 got! Doc Love is right. I have a major lust for this thing. And yet, sniff!, I see no evidence of a stylus or stylus well in the photos!

So, where’s the new Raon Digital VEGA, dammit?!!?

Previous Love Calculations in this blog:
Doctor Love Upgrade Advice
It’s Official! Our President Is A Sociopath!
It’s Official! Jeff Hawkins Still Likes Most Of Palm!
Heather The Hot: See? I’ve Found A Way For Our Love To Grow!
Holy Shit! Doctor Love Is ACCURATE!!!!
Hmmm… Maybe Doctor Love Is Full Of Shit After All…
Heather The Hot: The Results Are In!!


Doctor Love Upgrade Advice

March 15, 2007

The Love Calculator

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves Palm LifeDrive

16 %

Dr. Love thinks a relationship might work out between Mike Cane and Palm LifeDrive, but the chance is very small. A successful relationship is possible, but you both have to work on it. Do not sit back and think that it will all work out fine, because it might not be working out the way you wanted it to. Spend as much time with each other as possible. Again, the chance of this relationship working out is very small, so even when you do work hard on it, it still might not work out.

And:

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves Apple iPhone

94 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between Mike Cane and Apple iPhone has a very good chance of being successful, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work on the relationship. Remember that every relationship needs spending time together, talking with each other etc.

And:

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves Samsung Q1

28 %

The chance of a relationship working out between Mike Cane and Samsung Q1 is not very big, but a relationship is very well possible, if the two of you really want it to, and are prepared to make some sacrifices for it. You’ll have to spend a lot of quality time together. You must be aware of the fact that this relationship might not work out at all, no matter how much time you invest in it.

And:

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves Palm OS

68 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between Mike Cane and Palm OS has a reasonable chance of working out, but on the other hand, it might not. Your relationship may suffer good and bad times. If things might not be working out as you would like them to, do not hesitate to talk about it with the person involved. Spend time together, talk with each other.

And:

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves Windows Mobile

24 %

Dr. Love thinks a relationship might work out between Mike Cane and Windows Mobile, but the chance is very small. A successful relationship is possible, but you both have to work on it. Do not sit back and think that it will all work out fine, because it might not be working out the way you wanted it to. Spend as much time with each other as possible. Again, the chance of this relationship working out is very small, so even when you do work hard on it, it still might not work out.

No, I didn’t make these up!

I don’t know about that LifeDrive score. There’s not much of it to love right now, as it is still dead.

Doc Love comes through on the iPhone!

Previous Love Calculations in this blog:
It’s Official! Our President Is A Sociopath!
It’s Official! Jeff Hawkins Still Likes Most Of Palm!
Heather The Hot: See? I’ve Found A Way For Our Love To Grow!
Holy Shit! Doctor Love Is ACCURATE!!!!
Hmmm… Maybe Doctor Love Is Full Of Shit After All…
Heather The Hot: The Results Are In!


It’s Official! Our President Is A Sociopath!

March 15, 2007

The Love Calculator

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

George Bush loves George Bush

96 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between George Bush and George Bush has a very good chance of being successful, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work on the relationship. Remember that every relationship needs spending time together, talking with each other etc.

Previous Love Calculations in this blog:
It’s Official! Jeff Hawkins Still Likes Most Of Palm!
Heather The Hot: See? I’ve Found A Way For Our Love To Grow!
Holy Shit! Doctor Love Is ACCURATE!!!!
Hmmm… Maybe Doctor Love Is Full Of Shit After All…
Heather The Hot: The Results Are In!


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