A pictorial database of representations of workplace safety concerns:
aem.org/technical/Pict... (at the bottom of the page, type in that little password in the box, and just click "Find" on the next page.)
It wasn't just writing the novel that made Wallace realize his future would lie in fiction. He also helped out friends by writing their papers. In a comic book, this would be his origin story, the part where he's bombarded with gamma rays, bitten by the spider. "I remember realizing at the time, 'Man, I'm really good at this. I'm a weird kind of forger. I can sound kind of like anybody.' "
Paul Krugman was just awarded the Nobel Prize in the field of Economics.
In 1978, he wrote a 15-page paper. From the abstract:
This paper extends interplanetary trade theory to an interstellar setting. It is chiefly concerned with the following question: how should interest charges on goods in transit be computed when the goods travel at close to the speed of light?
My SVG goal for 2008 has plummeted to "I'll take what I can get." Here's the latest, inspired by a few Apostle Island sailing trips we made this summer. I hope to get out there again before the season is over.
A Duluth MN file sharing case brought (and won last year) by the RIAA was the only trial of its kind of make it to court; and it set controversial precedent for what is considered a copyright violation. (Namely, files exposed to a file sharing network would be enough. Proof of files copied would not be necessary.)
In separate trials, BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, and carries a 340 lb load.
If you care about robotic movement and balance, the video is totally great. (via my dad.)
EDIT: In the comments, Brian pointed out that this has come up before. In my defense, I was the first to link directly to the company's website. (The prosecution, though, is correct in its assertion that I am a moron.)