Friday, May 23, 2008

From a Slate article I learn that Congress has its clerks draft legislation as XML documents. At the risk of revealing my ignorance, I wonder, why did the Government Printing Office choose XML over LaTeX?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Take a look at Indexed if you haven't already. It's life humorously described by Venn diagrams and graphs.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The case against the carbon tax. As I've said before, I think we should focus on adaptation, especially for the sake of poorer countries. There are lots of ideas out there already, which may or may not work. Much more research needs to be funded.
Giant squid is not for eating, but apparently colossal squid is a treat.
Museum technician Mark Fenwick said he and other scientists had snacked on part of another Colossal squid being examined, to determine whether it had ammonia in its system, as its cousin the Giant squid does.

"It was almost like a …cockle. It was very nice. It left a real taste in your mouth and stayed for quite a while. It was very much like (sashimi). I don't know anyone else who has eaten Mesonychoteuthis," he said.