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Nick Lesiecki
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"Nick Lesiecki is an extremely tall gentleman. And handsome."
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Guest cat is kind of a pickle
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The daystar is out again in Seattle. Nick is puzzled.
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is my birthday present to you:

Sexy Sax Man Careless Whisper Prank feat. Sergio Flores (directors cut)

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Off to find my copy of Dr Elwes's book
Infinite Series - a Health and Safety Warning

Suppose you add up some numbers. Then you reorder the numbers and add them up again. You should get the same answer, right? Not when "adding up some numbers" on closer inspection involves infinite series.

I've a new blog-post about infinite series and the weird and wonderful things they can do (inspired partly by the recent brouhaha involving +Numberphile , +Philip Plait and +Jordan Ellenberg).

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Here's my arm tattoo if you haven't seen it. This is the one I'm keeping.
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A federal appeals court just struck down the FCC's Open Internet Order protecting net neutrality--which means that companies like Verizon can now block or slow different websites if they want to. 

This is a big deal. Here's why it matters, and what can be done about it, via Free Press http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-aaron/net-neutrality-is-dead-he_b_4596355.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
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One of my few contributions to the general world of programming! You can thank me for "preserve" and "license"

https://developers.google.com/closure/compiler/docs/js-for-compiler

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"I just want to highlight this illuminating infographic by James Powell in which, based on more than 2000 peer-reviewed publications, he counts the number of authors from November, 2012 to December, 2013 who explicitly deny global warming (that is, who propose a fundamentally different reason for temperature rise than anthropogenic CO2). The number is exactly one. In addition Powell also has helpful links to the abstracts and main text bodies of the relevant papers.

"It’s worth noting how many authors agree with the basic fact of global warming – more than nine thousand. And that’s just in a single year. Now I understand as well as anyone else that consensus does not imply truth but I find it odd how there aren’t even a handful of scientists who deny global warming presumably because the global warming mafia threatens to throttle them if they do. It’s not like we are seeing a 70-30% split, or even a 90-10% split. No, the split is more like 99.99-0.01%." (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/01/10/about-that-consensus-on-global-warming-9136-agree-one-disagrees/)
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I'm pretty sure this is how Monkey 47 was meant to be enjoyed
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decided to make an early night of it, at least someone is happy about this choice!
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