Archive - 2003

September 24th

should we call it computer wizardy then?

Geoff Cohen asks:

Is Computer Science a Science?... More seriously, computer science is very different from the natural sciences (it's okay for a group of sciences to have "science" after their name). Computer science is what Herbert Simon calls a Science of the Artificial. It deals with creating artifacts that embody human intention. Natural sciences, in contrast, have no place for intention; they are about inferring the real functioning of reality.

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everyone's away...

I wonder where everyone's gone!

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September 23rd

googlocation

In April 2002, Google hosted the "Google Programming Contest" with a $10,000 cash prize. The winning entry, by Daniel Egnor, was titled Geographic Search:

Daniel's project adds the ability to search for web pages within a particular geographic locale to traditional keyword searching. Daniel's system provides an interface that allows the user to augment a keyword search with the ability to restrict matches to within a certain radius of a specified address

The contest rules had a clause that Google, Inc. would be granted full rights to use the technology used in the entries submitted.

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September 21st

honoured

phpDbxAdmin:

phpDbxAdmin is a tool to make the administration of a DBX database easier.

People are starting open source projects to build on top of one of our babies... neat!

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September 19th

funny

Funny quote at Roshan's blog:

A friend who works for an NGO in Delhi just got her first salary. Her mom's reaction: "Wow, that's even less than your phone bill!"

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September 19th

isabella

Thar she blows. (If you see this coming towards you, don't get carried away, ok? just run!)

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September 16th

fun!

A listener fights back: Pranking the RIAA.

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so what happens to the ring?

JLo and BAf are over! Good riddance to bad rubbish (GR2BR), as they say. Finally I can dream peacefully in peace.

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more mayo

After a half hour of experimentation, I hereby confirm that equal quantities of Maggi Hot and Sweet Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise, mixed properly, taste almost exactly like the orange sauce used in McDonalds burgers.

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September 15th

genius

Mahesh Shantaram has too much time on his hands. But with the kind of awesome stuff he's producing in his free time, I wish him all the free time in the world!

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