Saturday, November 24, 2007 (video/quicktime Object)

From Mike Berman's blog, the SoCal version of Stonehenge, but with more computers involved in the design. Of course in Pittsburgh's weather it would take all of November to see one cycle of the poem completely - would that make it better or worse ?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

StupidFilter :: Main / About

StupidFilter is "an open-source filter software that can detect rampant stupidity in written English. This will be accomplished with weighted Bayesian or similar analysis and some rules-based processing, similar to spam detection engines. ... To this end, we're collecting a ranked corpus of stupid text, gleaned from user comments on public websites and ranked on a five-point scale."

I wonder, to what extent can stupidity be modeled with a unigram distribution? What is the overall distribution of stupid comments? And how many random stupid comments does the average person look at before moving on?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Does your party affiliation begin with a 'D'?

Avi Rubin asks: Does your home address begin with a '5'? Interesting story, although it is colored by Avi's unfortunate skepticism about the reliability of modern compu^@^@^@^@^@^@^@ //SYSIN DD* ERROR MISSING DLL