Greater grace needed in engineering survivability in spacecraft and spacesuits.
Entries from December 2008
0 December 31, 2008 at 6:35pm by Psybertron
0 December 18, 2008 at 8:04am by Psybertron
Posted verbatim from Laurie Taylor’s Thinking Allowed newsletter … Welcome to the Thinking Allowed Newsletter – Doctor Dyt and Wittgenstein Wednesday 17 December 2008 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/thinkingallowed/ Repeat Sunday 21 December 2008 I had a university tutor in psychology who was popularly known as Doctor Dit. For a couple of terms I assumed along with my […]
0 December 16, 2008 at 2:46am by Psybertron
Deep social patterns (of luck ?) behind success. NYT review by David Brooks of Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” . Thanks to Marsha at MoQ-Discuss for the link.
0 December 10, 2008 at 2:50am by Psybertron
This New Scientist article on the Intelligent Design crowd reinforcing the dualism of mind stuff distinct from material stuff, as part of a theism vs Darwinism debate passed me by in my recent move a couple of months ago. I’m pretty clearly a physicalist, a non-reductive materialist … both material-stuff and meaning-stuff arising from the […]
0 December 9, 2008 at 2:44am by Psybertron
At small scales.
0 December 7, 2008 at 6:15am by Psybertron
No, not blog-link-rot this time, but two great links from Sam on global sustainability issues. Energy Myths and the Svalbard Seed Bank.
0 December 7, 2008 at 5:10am by Psybertron
Being sold on e-Bay, Nancy Pirsig’s motorcycle jacket. This leather jacket belongs to the ex-wife of author Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), whose married name was Nancy Pirsig. She is selling it because she doesn’t need it, since she now lives in a warm climate and no longer rides a motorcycle. […]
2 December 5, 2008 at 4:43am by Psybertron
List from the Beeb. White Lies sound like the pick of the bunch, but Little Boots and Empire of the Sun (feat Luke Steele, ex Perth WA) err … interesting. Saw local bands Kill Your Darlings and Hallucinations the other night at Cafe Kaos. Both different but good, though incredibly short sets. Hallucinations technically accomplished amplified-acoustic […]
0 December 5, 2008 at 3:44am by Psybertron
Just a holding link, prompted by a post from Sam.
0 December 5, 2008 at 2:47am by Psybertron
These two stories tickled me. Flexo-piezo-devices being self-powered, even by ambient sound. And the telephone hoax that wasn’t.
0 December 3, 2008 at 1:32pm by Psybertron
Having moved twice in recent years, with a growing library of books, I recognize a lot of these issues / traits. I do have a few “unread” and a few “incompletely read” but I doubt that’s more than 2%. So many different ways to organize the reasons for keeping different selections of books, though in […]
0 December 3, 2008 at 1:47am by Psybertron
Beat that Ronaldo ?
0 December 1, 2008 at 6:59am by Psybertron
A while since I linked to Oliver Wrede’s Global Brain (in the blogroll). Two current / recent stories one on the “petaflop barrier”, the other on the “zeitgeist addendum”. Must come back to both.
0 December 1, 2008 at 6:33am by Psybertron
Just capturing this modern version of the Quadrivium from Wendy Ellyat … (in Inclusional correspondence) … Arithmetic – numbers in themselves Geometry – numbers in space Music – numbers in time Cosmology – numbers in space and time Maybe (after Kline) the last two are both in space & time but one is natural the […]