Saturday, August 16, 2003

The police state - BEES

This article might interest you...
It is interesting that every few months another article appears about bee society. People are starting to understand, not only their dance like speach, but now their politics...
Natures - The police state

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Lessons in Failure - The Top 10 Ways to Ensure Your Search Marketing Strategy Sucks

Lessons in Failure - The Top 10 Ways to Ensure Your Search Marketing Strategy Sucks
- interesting article for webmasters, I don't agree with every thing they say though. Or at least I could quible over how they say it. For example they say that link programs will hurt your ranking, form what I have discovered this is not true. Otherwise you could bring down a site by signing it up to such a program. However I agree with that you probably shouldn't sign up for them, as they probably bring little traffic to the site, and unnessisarily clutter it.
Anyway I won't go on.
It's a good Article,


Saturday, August 09, 2003

Richard Feynman streamed video Lectures

Another link that I just picked up from the Simon Singh Newsletter is this : Richard Feynman : "A theory of Everything"??? : Streamed video
The lecture topic itself is quite technical, but he is a brillient speaker and even if you just listen to the preamble I am sure you will enjoy it. (well maybe you need a touch of nerd) If you are somebody who wants to teach or is a teacher (in the truer sense of the word) then It might be interesting to watch as an example of someone who can make what could be very boring, both interesting and humorus. And he does so with out fancy slides, or live experiments.

I am probably raving far too much, and overhyping it but If you have some time to spare,
Why not check it out?

I don't have sufficent scientific knowlege to tell you how upto date or how relevant the topic is, as it was published (I think) in 1978.


Thursday, August 07, 2003

Aventis Prize Won

BBC News on the Aventis Prize 2003 (the prize is for the best science publication for the year.) This year it went to "Right Hand, Left Hand" by Chris McManus. It sounds like an interesting book, but even if you aren't about to rush off and buy the book, the above page is worth a read.

I subscribe to few (very few) carefully selected newsletters, one of them is Simon Singhs News Letter In the latest issue he talkd of the aventus prize, and he offers a oppertunity to win a book if you can answer this question.
If there are 23 people in a room, then there is a 50/50 chance of a shared birthday, which
seems surprisingly high. The question is this: how many people do you need in the room for a 90% chance of a shared birthday?
If you are interested, here is a site that all but walks you through it:

I beleve the answer is 33 people. ie. 1 -(365/365*364/365....332/365) = 0.2047

Well thats about it for now,

Untill next time,


Monday, August 04, 2003

BLOGWISE - Blog Directory and Weblog Research

I have just had this site listed on BLOGWISE
So expect to see this link floating around a bit....

Listed on Blogwise

I have been really busy lately as usual, but I have lots of cool ideas to do some day. So keep checking back for new anouncements and stuff.