Yearly Archives: 2006

Wow…

That’s not all I have to say regarding this, but it pretty much covers the sentiment. In a time where it was beginning to seem that the US media were completely unable to fire off real, unmitigated criticism of the current administration, we get a…

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Dear (insert deity here)

This is the level we’re at now. I just don’t understand how people couldn’t see this before. He tries to “keep expectations low”? Well, if they polled for an approval rating how well he’s doing in that department, I’m sure it’d be quite high compa…

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Woohoo!

About time, but the warrantless wiretapping has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, here. Damn, what took so long?Courtesy: digg

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It is a time for celebration in Chicago…

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Pen Light Animation

Very cool Pen Light animation video courtesy of Digg: http://tochka.jp/pikapika/2006/06/the_past_of_pikapika.html

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Getting MATLAB 7.2 Running on Fedora Core 5 with SELinux

There may be a more elegant way to do this that requires giving fewer permissions to matlab under SELinux, but the following appears to work for me to get rid of the errors along the lines of the following: /usr/local/matlab72/bin/glnx86/MATLAB: e…

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17,000 Students’ Financial Records Compromised at Northwestern University?

Just got this email moments ago. Hard to say what exactly was on those machines, but based on the financial aid information submitted yearly, there’s certainly personal information including addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and o…

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Who would have figured…

Police raid doubles Pirate Bay’s popularity (courtesy digg.com)

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Regarding iDont.com

If you haven’t already checked out iDont, I recommend you do. It’s quite easy just to chalk it up as a stupid media trick to try and get “counterculture” individuals to buy an MP3 player different from Apple’s. There are so many levels on which …

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MATLAB Performance Comparisons

Just a little documenting of MATLAB Performance on the MacBook. Note that for each of these we’re taking the mean from a bench(10): Windows Native on P4 3 Ghz: 0.2623 0.3980 0.3055 0.5355 0.5748 0.4094 Rosetta on MacBook 2x2x2: 1.5726 0.5594 0.860…

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