Funny article on Coding Theory. No need to know or even care what coding theory is. Just read the article. Source: The Alice and Bob After Dinner Speech There is a story about a student of information theory on his first day at college. He had entered a strange, bizarre world. The only sounds were […]
Monthly Archives: July 2016
Poetry shows us that the world is more varied and unpredictable than we might otherwise imagine. Tell all the truth but tell it slant- Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth's superb surprise … Source: Why poetry is good for the rational mind | New Humanist
Cornell Launches Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929 | Open Culture
Ornithologists and bird watchers rejoice. Source: Cornell Launches Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929 | Open Culture
When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a critical mistake. Source: The Slave Who Stole the Confederate Codes—and a Rebel Warship
Source: What is the fastest way for a robot with superhuman capabilities to make money?
Source: French Artist Creates Mind Blowing Trompe-L'oeil Illusions » Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.
WKCR is back online. Follow the link and then click the “Listen Now” on the top of the page or Click Here. WKCR is using a service called StreamGuys.com. I looked into streaming a while ago and there are cheaper services, but reliability was an issue. It’s 9:10 AM and I am listening to Phil […]
A very readable discussion of what music theory should be as opposed tohow it is presented in textbooks. Very long, but quite good. Music is not what the world does; it is what we do with the world. Source: Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music