Wednesday July 30, 2003

I love Dan's Data. I hope he doesn't mind me linking to his picture or his links. I had this blogged a couple of weeks ago but somehow it got deleted. I'm re-pasting it by popular demand. So, Dan, what about that GeForce FX500? What, for the love of God, is a GeForce FX500?

I've got to talk about the Ludicrous GeForce FX Cards somewhere, so I'll do it here.

GeForceFX 5800 Ultra

This, as every graphics card fetishist knows (it's not all that weird a fetish, if compared with some others), is a GeForce FX 5800 Ultra.

Friday July 11, 2003

I'm so glad I stumbled across this tonight while reading about primatology. Murray Gell-Mann, talks about Dick Feynman. He looks off camera, out the window, and speaks fondly but critically of "Mr. Science": "He couldn't keep his ego out of anything, and finally it got on my nerves." Feynman tells Murray that it's simply stupid to be required to wash one's hands after urinating. A superstition. (A point which Murray and I happen to agree on), Murray giggles when remembering that he washed his hands anyway after they peed together because they were on their way to the cafeteria to eat lunch, and Richard says, "You're just an ordinary person. You're just a salesman type." That's worth a hundred bucks. The Making of a physicist.

Sunday July 6, 2003

You have simply got to download this 5 meg file. It contains a conversation between Mildred Blitz and Walter Backerman that made me tear up outside of builder's resource this afternoon.