original post0009 jun 2011
|Small Home||Cube Project|
|John Lewis advert for 2011||A Lioness with her cubs and human|
|Sal on Khan Academy||♫ ♪ A Modern U.S. President ♩ ♬|
|Marcel the Shell with Shoes On||Danny MacAskill - April 2009
to The Funeral by Band of Horses
review of Don't Eat the Mushroom
review of Don't Eat the Mushroom (2)
hmmm 2: I wonder whether "dyslexia" is normal (other) species pattern matching,
and so lexia is a human evolutionary (though mighty useful) aberration.0007 jun 2011
|Nexus One||Galaxy Note|
|Night Stand, Car Dock||✓,✓||???|
|Front Facing Camera||No||Yes|
|Application Storage||190 MB||~700 MB|
|Device Size||OK||kinda big|
Its about time put a link here to one of my babies, 3D-ish.
I posted version 3 a couple days ago on the Android market.
More info here.
|To Do BEFORE Feb 4th
This can be slightly confusing and time consuming,
so DO IT NOW or you don't go!
|Go to www.sfreconline.org and click the Account tab|
|Friends of Camp Mather link||www.campmather.com|
|SF Rec and Park Camp Mather link||sfrecpark.org/CampMather.aspx|
|Some nice family's YouTube video||www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgWO_vFChGU|
|YouTube video of the dark side of Camp Mather||http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFe26F-uqg|
One of my many character flaws is that i think i have good ideas way more often than i have good ideas.
This is probably 1.
If you are non-nerdy, you will want to skip this entry, as it is mightily nerdy.
If you are a security algorithm expert, you will want to skip this, as it is almost surely well known and/or amateurish and/or wrong.
You're still here?
I want to propose a new algorithm without actually having to write it.
You're STILL here?
OK. Here goes.
When you write it, you can rename it, but for now i'm calling it "Slowfish".
The idea is an encryption algorithm that allows for a widely variable number of rounds with the intention of allowing a choice of speed.
For a sanity check on the notion of intentionally slow algorithms see:
So the whole deal is...
|Slowfish 16||16||relatively fast|
|Slowfish 100k||100,000||less vulnerable to exhaustive/semi-exhaustive/dictionary/etc. attacks|
Doubtless thousands of people have suggested that
Recovery Act dollars should be spent to convert the US to metric.
So why isn't it happening?
Quoting Wikipedia, "The system has been nearly globally adopted.
Three principal exceptions are Burma (Myanmar), Liberia, and the United States."
Gnome de Plume says:
November 27th, 2010 at 10:04am
While I respectfully agree that funds should be allocated to the metric issue, I disagree that they should be spent on converting us to the base 10 system, but instead that we should invest in converting everyone else to our cup, ounce, liquid ounce, gallon, teaspoon, tablespoon, Calorie/calorie, foot/yard/acre/mile/inch, pound system. We should hold a summit with the other non-metric countries (Burma and Liberia), first to convince them to use our system, then to wield our combined influence to pressure the world, perhaps levying sanctions against countries that refuse to acknowledge the superiority of our system.
Rejected by GraphJam. A serious blow to the nerd political humor community.
• incandescent light bulbs • plastic bags • paper (time to start moving on) (is this one controversial?) • two-stroke engines • aerosol air fresheners • paper plates • styrofoam • disposable razors, batteries, watches, cameras • electronics that last less than a year • printers that only print on one side of paper • "Happy Meal" toys
|Tullamore Dew blended Irish whiskey - want to try.|
|Saison pale ales - thumbs up|
|Pousse-Café - purdy. wanna try several recipes. with straw please.|
|Negroni - a spritz of orange oil fire!|
|Absinthe - wormwood! more fire!!|
|Blue Blazer - want to try. most fire!!! Harrrr!|
|Watch the video!|
From San Francisco, CA, 10/12/2010
Since taxes as a share of GDP are at their lowest level in 59 years, we can probably bare higher taxes.
But instead of increasing taxes on buying or working, I propose a VNAT Tax and an EI Tax as palatable rational responsible new taxes.
VNAT: That's a Value NOT Added Tax. The “taxable events” would be any time value is transferred inequitably. Some examples: You charge $6 for a bucket of popcorn at your movie theater; it costs you $1 to produce. That is probably a smart business move. You are required to pay a VNAT tax of $1 which is 20% of the ($6-$1). You buy a million marbles for $10000 and then sell them for $25000. Good for you! But the $15000 profit is subject to income tax AND a VNAT.
EI Tax: That's an Ecologic Impact Tax. Some examples: That box of 100 Styrofoam coffee cups costs $4; each will be used for 5 minutes and then be waste for 500 years. (They are handy, though.) The box is EI Taxed $1. You buy a $10 box of disposable AA batteries for the Wii remotes, because the rechargeable ones are a pain in the neck. I agree. The box is EI Taxed $1.