Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be...– Steve Jobs, Stanford 2005. (via burtn)
burtn asked: Have you ever tried to run MATLAB on the Macbook Air? How does it perform? Is it usable (i mean i don't need to wait for the line of code to appear 5 seconds after I've written it)? I don't have to do extreme things and I'm thinking to buy the new MBA 13.3'' late 2010.
Thanks in advance!
Thanks in advance!
Rush Limbaugh gets SKEWERED! →
Its always satisfying when a knowledgeable person puts an idiot in his place.
This ford escape is heavily seducing me...
Got me thinking about buying an SUV! This is ridiculous!!
Wendy's just served me the coldest burger this...
Absolutely love the while house white board session with prof Goolsbee!!
Obama makes $13.6 Billion from GM IPO
… and saves a shit load of Jobs. Lets be thankful.
Best Buy FAIL
my mate Donovan has been victimized by these blood sucking geek vampires at best buy. He bought his macbook pro a little over a year ago from best buy and went with their “Geek Squad black tie protection plan”, which they sold him on based on the premise that if anything at all were to happen to the computer they would take care of him. This was supposed to be the equivalent of a...
capitalist openly thanks gov't for tax money →
Warren Buffet has penned an op-ed for the new york times in the form of an open letter to “uncle sam”, thanking him for bailing everybody out and letting him reap huge benefits in the meantime. Blatant.
Proving the inverse
/Rant I absolutely hate this sort of argument that comes up whenever some religious zealot is trying to prove the existence of god, or the miraculousness of the Quran or some such. The question goes something like this: “Ohh… how do you know that god doesn’t exist?” or, “Ohh… But you can’t prove that he doesn’t exist. So, he must!” One...
6.7 billion people, and nothing but bastards.
lulz, ain’t that the truth…
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently...– Kurt Vonnegut
And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is...– the missing portion of Tina Fey’s acceptance speech, which was snipped by PBS from last night’s broadcast of the Mark Twain Prize ceremony. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Lesbian Couple Banned From School Dance →
You would think Constance McMillen’s story would teach schools a lesson — discriminating against gay students and preventing same-sex couples from attending dances is not okay. But Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia didn’t learn the lesson. Hannah Williams, a 16-year-old student, was told that she couldn’t bring her girlfriend to the end-of-year school dance. Hannah...
could God prove his own omnipotence (to us)?
Julian Sanchez ponders the question. Its an interesting one too: “The subjective feeling of omniscience might in fact be a symptom of a profound ignorance—being unaware even of the existence of those domains of knowledge you lack. How, for that matter, do you know the answers are right? This is a particularly thorny problem when combined with omnipotence: If reality is whatever you decide...
Cantor back stabbing the US →
hit the link. PS: why isn’t he being hanged for treason?
so much for God-given morality...
Rachel Maddow interviews Jon Stewart about his rally. A good watch for a lazy day… because its slightly longish.
meinfocus asked: "IN PURSUIT OF REASON AND ELEGANCE", just this makes me follow you. :)
NERDY: How to run matlab remotely (UVa edition)
This is my experience with setting up matlab on my home mac mini. Matlab utilizes floating licenses - meaning that every time you want to launch matlab, the software checks with a license server that UVa hosts. This presents a small problem - namely, that you have to be on the UVa network to access matlab. Luckily, there’s a work around. You can set up a VPN connection to the UVa subnet....
Just in case...
… you were wondering what to get me for christmas, let me make your life significantly easier. I want THIS: This lovely thingymajigg is called a JAMBOX. It’s a wireless speaker that works with iphone,ipad, and macs. It also sports a built-in mic for teleconferencing. Its absolutely gorgeous. And I need it in my life. Pretty Please mom and dad… :-) See it in action: ...
Slate on Pelosi + Obama →
Such a satisfying read. Obama has said that he would rather be a really good one term president than a mediocre two term president. And he undertook the riskiest legislative effort since medicare itself. The sad thing is, once the economy rebounds… the republicans are going to try and steal all the credit for obamacare, the same way they portrayed themselves this year as the saviors of...
the lighter side
My old supervisor, lets call him professor X, strolled into my office today, presumably to say hi (very weird… he barely has time to eat lunch). I was, at the time, explicating the finer points of my new macbook air’s design to my amigo Carlos. The professor sees the air and completely falls in love. This was funny to watch. He picked it up… and immediately said, “I NEED...
Command Line Pain
As much as the command line interface is powerful, it can also be annoying for a beginner like myself. I’m currently trying to figure out how to run the cisco VPN client and matlab remotely. The VPN command is easy enough: vpnclient connect [profile name] at least in theory. It prompts for a password, and then spends a few seconds “Attempting to connect”, and then reports a...
I voted Democrat and all I got was ... →
thecranium: Women’s suffrage (constitutional amendment) - 1920 Securities and Exchange act - 1934 Federal Home Loan Administrations - 1934 Social Security Act - 1935 Rural Electrification Act - 1936 40-hr week - 1938 Minimum wage - 1938 Overtime pay - 1938 Federal Unemployment Compensation Act - 1939 GI Bill - 1944 School Lunch program - 1946 Marshall Plan (postwar reconstruction of...
people ignore design that ignores people.– anon