Reader's Corner for February 2011

February 25, 2011

Phillip Toledano Photography.

This made me shed a tear or two. Incredibly moving.

February 23, 2011

Browsing through the daily news sources, I came across this interesting inequality, discovered by Jeff Tupper: Well, what's so good about it? After all,

My mind was blown when I saw this. This is like when one first discovers the beauty behind math.


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for all the physics majors. and also for those who attended the famous 'what is x?' talk

[Alice] [Bob] [Eve]

February 21, 2011

The megapopular multi-platform game Angry Birds has inspired all sorts of weird and amazing creations, but the playable Angry Birds cake, courtesy of the folks from Electricpig, is definitely the mos

Epic Cake.

The Tau Manifesto

Why Pi is wrong.
[Bob] [Alice] [Mallory] [Eve]

February 16, 2011

IBM supercomputer Watson’s Game One blowout of Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter may not have come as much of a surprise, considering how much information is packed inside the machine’s brain.

I can't believe Watson kicked ass. This is huge.

Especially loving this line: "Apple continues to roll out products like the iPad and make a splash, but try to compare that cool toy to Watson and all its implications. No-contest."

(won't tag the HN readers, they probably know already)

February 2, 2011

By now, you've undoubtedly heard the news. Google set up a sting operation (how cool is that?) in an attempt to catch Microsoft red-handed stealing their search results. And according to them, they did just that — and made it known. Microsoft has seemingly both sidestepped and denied the claim — and

Cat fight!