AppBrain looks like a nice idea: browse and install Android apps from a web page rather than from the phone. It is much easier to read a chunk of comments this way than on the machine.
Interesting to see Cameron fail to throw a mug when thrown by questioning. Thanks to the Indy, we’ll all be skipping ahead to 1:57. Really not his finest hour, but he does get back to something like normal in the end.
Only because I liked the two different colours of Daffs in Green Park this arvo. Ours aren’t out in Archway, but that’s probably because of the building work.
Nice thinking about how to deal with uncertainty in science and theory. I wonder if we shouldn’t just show lots of error bars. People would get a high/low/guesstimate presentation, I think.
Good arguments in the article: move to a publish then filter model from a filter then publish one. Why? Peer review needn’t catch all good papers or weed out all bad, it panders to the bias of the reviewers and doesn’t have much upside for science. I need to think on this.
Google is a million processing units. That doesn’t sound very big. The fact that the largest cloud computing network on the planet is Conficker (a botnet created by a worm) is a little scary.
Fascinating note on a parallel reward system that is based on no one getting exactly what they want but being reasonably happy nevertheless.
I didn’t see this when it was being done. Here’s the details on how it was done. Who’d have thought Eric Whitacre was movie star like? Not a bad attempt at virtual singing by more than 100 people (only one in the UK, I think). The main issue for me was consonants, but then it has taken a while to educate Pegasus about them…
Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’
Useful to get a view on candidates before the election is even called.