Darren Barefoot
Darren Barefoot


Thinking Chaos, Thinking Fences

This is for those who descend into the code
and make their room a fridge for Superman

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Kuro5hin brings us part one of a four part series on the Theory of Relativity. It's written with the layperson in mind:

As can be seen, the ideas of relativity were developed by many people. The basic principle was from Galileo, embraced by Newton, restated and refined by Poincaré . The mathematics was already pretty much figured out by Lorenz and Minkowsky. The experiments were provided by Michelson and Morley and others later. Innumerable others made theoretical contributions as well. In many cases, several people came up with the same ideas independently (such as Lorentz and FitzGerald). All these threads, however, still looked like a big tangle.

10:10:24 PM        Culture

I'm a little addicted to PhoneBin.com (caution, occasional partial nudity ahead). It's like this weird voyeuristic grabbag of images that range from the utterly mundane (safe for work) to the hilariously suggestive (safe for, say, more liberal work environment). I know a picture says a 1000 words, but that second one just seems to say 'erectile dysfunction' 500 times.

Then I spotted this one. What the hell is this?

It looks like something an Ewok might ride. I welcome comments from bovine-savvy folk who can identify this creature.

10:00:50 PM        Technology