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Cynthia Matuszek
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Acquaintance at Massachusetts General says:

"If anyone is looking for people who they think may have been in the Boston bomb area, please have them use Google Person Finder--> http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions.  Please spread this."

This is new. I just checked in for a flight tomorrow on Delta, and part of the check-in process was a screen that said, "If the flight is overbooked, would you be willing to volunteer to be bumped in exchange for a travel voucher?" I said sure, as I often do at the gate. (I don't mind the streamlining of that part.) The next screen said: "What dollar voucher would you accept to be bumped from this flight? Tip: Delta takes lower bids first! $____"

Ugh. Too much thought during check-in, too much trying to wring every penny from every part of the process.

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Yeah, they never actually said "math is hard" (they said "math class is tough"). But I don't care. This is adorable. http://cowbirdsinlove.com/1254

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Yup, this is amazing. Mostly for the hardware design. (Thanks +William Horner!)
MorpHex part III

It's been a while since I plused the funniest surplus guy in the world, so: go read http://www.washington.edu/facilities/finadmin/movingandsurplus/inventory/new-items . Just do. Because it is hilarious.

http://www.washington.edu/facilities/finadmin/movingandsurplus/inventory/item/freaky-death-rays-outer-space

Also, the press release about their recent move is here: http://tinyurl.com/laser-duck

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Sigh. No matter how many death lasers you attach to your robot, someone somewhere is always doing something cooler.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/mini-quadrotors-play-bond-james-bond-video/

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World's Tiniest Chameleon Discovered

And perhaps the most adorable as well?

"In addition to the discovery of Brookesia micra, now the tiniest chameleon ever discovered, the researchers also announced the discovery of three additional tiny chameleon species.

Adult males of the B. micra species grow to only just over a half-inch (16 millimeters) from nose to bottom, making them one of the smallest vertebrates ever found on Earth."

Read more here: http://www.livescience.com/18481-world-tiniest-chameleon-discovered.html
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I'm reviewing a journal paper today, which I hate (I'm going to reject it, which I hate even more). On the plus side, one of the options on the page for entering my review is: "Accept provided that all typogrpahic errors and minor recommendations are corrected in the final draft."

I am told this is Muphry's law in action.
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