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“Life should not be a journey to grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in, thoroughly worn out, loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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"A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself." -- Michio Kaku
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beautiful article !
This is a the transcript of my keynote at O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York in April 2016.
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visit to one of the mecca of education, stanford! 
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Support bacteria -- it's the only culture some people have!
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And not a very good simulation at that. Whoever wrote it couldn't even synchronize time, even at a local level. And that hard coded top speed limit? Because "No one in there is ever going to need to go that fast anyway" I bet. And the way it shits itself when you put too much mass in one place? Very sloppy! It's probably just the N-Dimensional equivalent of a potato battery, proudly displayed at "Take your Kindred-Daughter to work day", for a very inefficient method of converting hydrogen into plutonium.

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Notes from the Architect. Once you start working with the Varnish source code, you will notice that Varnish is not your average run of the mill application. That is not a coincidence. I have spent many years working on the FreeBSD kernel, and only rarely did I venture into userland programming, ...
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Any science you can explain in a few sentences to a layman will be so full of holes as to be nothing more than hearsay and astrology.

A big event, that would have created ripples that would arrive here roughly at the time of the experiment, happened. As we listened, at that time, we saw inconsistencies representative of just such a gravitational wave hitting the experiment. It's tiny, but above background noise and experimental error (it's mentioned elsewhere that this basically means 6-sigma certainty), and coincides with a particular event that we were able to "observe" (not literally) in other ways.

The source of the wave barely matters. We detected gravitational fluxes that would otherwise be unexplained. That we are able to correlate them to one single event, that's just of the type of rare event that we predict might be able to cause such signals "loud" enough to be "heard" by us, and match up the timing means that it's the most likely explanation too.

But more importantly - 100-year-old mathematics predicts some absolutely insane, bonkers things that - when we are finally able to look for them - turn out to be true. That's all science cares about.
You can't just make up shit and then - in 100 years - several people invent an instrument that correlates perfectly to the shit you made up, several times, to the satisfaction of major scientific institutions unless - basically - you were absolutely spot-on correct all along.

That's pretty much what happened. The Einstein field equations are fucking bonkers to understand, let alone try and solve the implications of them. And I'm a mathematician. But they predict stuff like this that we then find. When it came from barely matters. A simplification of the definition of "size" in a mass-media article doesn't matter at all (tell people black holes have no size, and they look at you like you're an idiot).

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one off my bucket list... saw the huge redwoods :) :)
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