Archive for October, 2011

Happy Dennis Ritchie Day.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Happy Dennis Ritchie Day! (It’s the day before Halloween, so we decided to leave the spooky dog in the picture.) Here’s the close up: If you don’t know who Dennis Ritchie was, or why he has a day, this post by Tim O’Reilly is a good place to start. Ritchie, who died this October 12th, […]

Does Cold Fusion Imply a Surveillance Society?

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Now that I have your attention… 🙂 Recently a friend posted to a mailing list about Yet Another Cold Fusion Experiment whose results will soon be in. Unlike most people, my worry is not that these experiments will all fail, but rather that one will succeed. As the amount of energy available per dollar goes […]