Reader's Corner for April 2011

April 29, 2011


web.mit.edu

Bose Corporation will remain private and independent; dividends will sustain and advance MIT’s mission.

Now to hope some LUMS alumni go on to do something that helps the university out. (and hopefully reverse the sad trend of current affairs)

April 28, 2011


These guys are really lucky.

(look at the instructors)

April 27, 2011


blog.us.playstation.com

Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an

Security fail. Big time. One of the biggest incidents of data theft ever...

April 26, 2011


v.cx

Title: Richard Feynman on education in Brazil Date: 2010-04-12 12:21:19 Link: http://www.gorgorat.com/#37 From [_Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!_](http://www.gorgorat.com/#37): > In regard to education in Brazil, I had a very interesting experience. > I was teaching a group of students who

Feynman on education in Brazil in the '50s. Doesn't sound too different from Pakistan or India these days.

[Alice]

April 22, 2011


en.wikipedia.org

Math 55 is a two-semester long first-year undergraduate mathematics course at Harvard University. The official titles of the two courses are Honors Abstract Algebra and Honors Real and Complex Analysis. (The official title was previously Honors Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra.)

If only LUMS had such a rigorous math course.

[Eve] [Mallory] [Bob] [Alice]


deconstructinggenius.wordpress.com

The scene was a post-seminar dinner at a homely Vietnamese joint. We had just listened to Jacquet speak at the University of Chicago. A soft-spoken grandfather-like figure, he enjoyed the nearly universal privilege among the elite mathematicademia of mononymity, being referred to by his last name, a

Interesting read on mathematics and being smart.

April 16, 2011


theboxmove.weebly.com

Here's a first sneak peek of The Box Move, a publication prepared by a team 70-strong: navigate here to see the Cover. We're still setting a Launch date, which will be communicated in advance. If you...

April 7, 2011


www.engadget.com

In an acknowledgement of the internet's overwhelming influence on the triviality we sometimes refer to as 'real life,' the Oxford English Dictionary

[Alice]

April 5, 2011


edition.cnn.com

When Marty Hu graduates from Stanford University's computer science program in June, he'll enter the hottest Silicon Valley job market for software engineers since the dot.com crash a decade ago.

Life is good for CS majors these days.