June 27, 2008
November 5, 2007
October 4, 2007
Maths hits prime time TV this month with BBC2 screening a documentary
following the British team at the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
Beautiful young minds will go out on Sunday the 14th of October
between 9 and 10:30 pm
May 30, 2007
Google annouce their Gears API today, which sounds like a really good idea. I skim through the developer docs and even I might be able to write some simple “Hello World” type apps. Which got me thinking this stuff might be good for other stuff too, in particular I am thinking about using a wiki behind a firewall.
Instead of logging into work through VPN just to edit a few lines on the wiki, it would be great to be able to do everything offline, like linking to other pages, being able to see previous revisions… and then have it sync in the morning when I get back to work. I mean this will actually make me want to make updates to the wiki instead of sending myself notes/emails about things I want to write in the morning because I was having problems with VPN keep dropping connections 🙂
March 19, 2007
Pretty interesting announcement about the representation of E8 from the American Institute of Mathematics. The place gets funding from Frys and they are building a fortress down in Morgan Hill..
February 27, 2007
November 17, 2006
November 2, 2006
At one of the few chain restaurants in Chinatown today, I witnessed a Spanish-speaking cashier taking an order from a Cantonese-speaking customer off of an English-only menu. It took awhile, but the woman seemed satisfied as she left with her food.
October 23, 2006
This is just plain stupid.
The Pentagon’s research arm, which has twice hosted the high-tech contests since 2004, blames an obscure section in a defense spending law signed by President Bush this week. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency believes the law prevents the agency from awarding the $2.7 million prize money.
October 5, 2006
Looks like another Millenium problem might have been solve. This time on the Navier-Stokes which is a big deal in Computational Fluid Dynamics. I especially like the title to the paper
Immortal solution are cool and indestructable!!