June 29, 2008

The New Value of Mathematics

Filed under: General — Cory @ 2:07 am

I have a degree in History, although I spent my first two years of college as an Economics major. Sometimes I wish I had have stuck with it (I bailed when I had to start doing serious math). Other times I wish I had pursued physics, or something in electronics, or sociology. Lately though I’ve been thinking more about mathematics, and this article really makes me wish I understood it better.

• • •

June 28, 2008

Louisiana Falls Further Behind in Education

Filed under: Idiots — Cory @ 4:29 pm

Louisiana passes first antievolution “academic freedom” law

The bill has been opposed by every scientific society that has voiced a position on it, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS CEO Alan Leshner warned that the bill would “unleash an assault against scientific integrity, leaving students confused about science and unprepared to excel in a modern workforce.”


• • •

June 27, 2008

Magnetic Migraine Miracle Device

Filed under: General,Technology — Cory @ 1:44 am

Richard told me about this magnetic migraine reliever a while back, but it looks like it’s finally about to come out of testing:

The device, about the size of a hair dryer, is put up against the back of the head, and users push a button to administer the magnetic pulse. The study showed it eliminated the headache within two hours for 39 percent of participants; 22 percent in the placebo group reported no pain two hours later. Study participants used the device twice per migraine episode within an hour of experiencing an aura. Up to three migraines were treated per patient over a three-month period.

The article says this device is primarily for migraine sufferers who experience auras. I’ve never gotten auras, but I do have intense pain behind my eyes during a migraine, and supposedly this device can help with that as well. The only way I can explain that pain is to imagine someone shining a strong flashlight directly into your eyes from about 5 inches away. And this doesn’t stop until the migraine is gone, which can take days.

• • •

June 22, 2008

Tom Waits at Jones Hall

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:24 pm

Awesome show

Posted by corywright on Natuba

• • •

June 17, 2008

Skateboarding Fail

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:37 pm

This is PAINFUL to watch…

• • •

June 14, 2008

Not to get too political…

Filed under: General — Cory @ 8:33 pm

But this man needs to make up his mind!

• • •

June 10, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider

Filed under: Technology — Cory @ 10:02 am

I am excited to see what the LHC can show us:

Everything about the collider sounds, well, large — from the 14 trillion electron volts of energy with which it will smash together protons, its cast of thousands and the $8 billion it cost to build, to the 128 tons of liquid helium needed to cool the superconducting magnets that keep the particles whizzing around their track and the three million DVDs worth of data it will spew forth every year.

• • •

June 9, 2008


Filed under: General — Cory @ 5:11 pm

From the Migraine Blog:

Imitrex had U.S. sales of approximately $1.12 billion for 2007.


• • •

June 8, 2008

Firefox 3

Filed under: Technology — Cory @ 10:45 pm

A little over two years ago I began using the Camino web browser on my Mac instead of Firefox and Safari. I really liked how it had the feel of Firefox, with the Mac OS X UI. Lately though, Camino hasn’t been keeping up.

I’ve been watching the development of Firefox 3, and have been looking forward to it being released. I wasn’t sure if I would switch back completely, but I just watched a screencast that gave an overview of the new features in Firefox 3, and well I think I’m going back.

Also, Firefox 3 for the Mac is going to look and feel like all the other apps on a Mac. Just one more reason to switch back. Maybe Firefox will finally reach their goal of 20% browser market share.

• • •

June 1, 2008

Mac/Linux Up, Windows Down

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:06 pm

Before I say anything, I realize that these are small numbers, but this month Mac and Linux each had record high market share numbers, while Windows reached a new low. The iPhone’s market share also hit a new peak. :)

Over the last year the Mac has gained almost 2% market share, while Windows has dropped a little more than 2%. I’d like to see Mac get to 10% and Linux to 1%, and with their current growth rates that might only be a year or two away.

Dude! Sweet!

• • •
Powered by: WordPress • Template by: Priss