Archive for July, 2011

You can’t Google “Google+”. Or maybe you can?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Update 2011-07-21:I’m leaving the original post unchanged below, for reference, but I just got an email from Jon Trowbridge saying he gets different search results with “Google” and “Google+”. I do too, but not in the way I would expect, at least for more complex searches. When I first try the search I want, Google […]

An unexpected feature of my trip to China.

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I just got back from a wonderful three-week vacation in China. The trip did, however, further my worry as a patriotic American that the Chinese are rapidly overtaking us — not just in industrial technologies and renewable energy production and the like, but even in the service economy areas where we might hitherto have presumed ourselves to […]

Why you should read more of Ben Collins-Sussman.

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Why you should be reading more of Ben Collins-Sussman: I usually find it easier to encode my home videos into the immutable portion of some custom-fabricated DNA, which I then implant into bacteria and launch into the stars. I figure that in billions of years, they may evolve into sentient life forms, examine their DNA, […]