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Simulation software

IBM’s CoScripter is a firefox extension that reminds me of the vnc-based Eggplant. Ideally, I would like to have CoScripter export the walk-through as independent .js files, allowing me to embed them into help pages for webapps. This way, I can build more easy-to-use web apps!

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status update

Greetings beloved readers! I am finally back in Ann Arbor, returning to grad school and a sane life. Regular commentary resumes henceforth!

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Anyone Else But You

Found this song by the Moldy Peaches in the trailer of the upcoming movie “Juno”:

(ignore the video, just pay attention to the audio : lyrics here)

Of course, the title requires some Predicate Calculusizing. Remember, kids, everyone = universal quantifier; anyone = existential quantifier.

I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else But you

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I !(see what anyone (can see, in (!anyone – you)))

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I !(see what anyone (can see, in (everyone – you)))

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I (see what everyone !(can see, in (!you)))

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I (see what everyone (can !see, in !(!you)))

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I (see what everyone (can !see, in (you)))

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I see what everyone can’t see in you.

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more funny

We need more of this in the world:

Saturday May 26th the VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK group attempted to host a hate rally to try to take advantage of the brutal murder of a white couple for media and recruitment purposes.

Unfortunately for them the 100th ARA (Anti Racist Action) clown block came and handed them their asses by making them appear like the asses they were.

Alex Linder the founder of VNN and the lead organizer of the rally kicked off events by rushing the clowns in a fit of rage, and was promptly arrested by 4 Knoxville police officers who dropped him to the ground when he resisted and dragged him off past the red shiny shoes of the clowns.

“White Power!” the Nazi’s shouted, “White Flour?” the clowns yelled back running in circles throwing flour in the air and raising separate letters which spelt “White Flour”.

“White Power!” the Nazi’s angrily shouted once more, “White flowers?” the clowns cheers and threw white flowers in the air and danced about merrily.

“White Power!” the Nazi’s tried once again in a doomed and somewhat funny attempt to clarify their message, “ohhhhhh!” the clowns yelled “Tight Shower!” and held a solar shower in the air and all tried to crowd under to get clean as per the Klan’s directions.

At this point several of the Nazi’s and Klan members began clutching their hearts as if they were about to have a heart attack. Their beady eyes bulged, and the veins in their tiny narrow foreheads beat in rage. One last time they screamed “White Power!”

The clown women thought they finally understood what the Klan was trying to say. “Ohhhhh…” the women clowns said. “Now we understand…”, “WIFE POWER!”

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this is how you do it

George Holtz — Age 17. Hacks iPhone to unlock hardware. Trades in unlocked phone to for 3 more phones and a sports car. Begins college at RIT, where he will be consulting part time with cell phone companies.

Something tells me this kid is going to be one of the more popular nerds in school.

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camera obscura

Watched Camera Obscura perform at South Street Seaport. Melodic songs in front of docked ships and sailboats swaying in the background… Totally awesome.

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note: this is not an onion.com article

From World Daily News :

A 13-year-old boy has been suspended for three days by an Arizona public school because he sketched a picture that resembled a gun, something school officials said they “absolutely” believed could pose a threat.

According to a report by KPHO-TV in Phoenix, it’s not the type of greeting the Mosteller family expected when they moved from Colorado Springs to Chandler, Ariz., a few weeks ago.

“My son is a very good boy,” Paul Mosteller told the television station. “He doesn’t get into trouble. There was nothing on the paper that would signify that it was a threat of any form.”

The principal at Payne Junior High School kept the actual drawing, and officials with the Chandler Unified School District declined to release any information about the situation.

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google sky

Google Earth. Now with Sky.

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Keepon Movin!

Keepon Movin’, the CMU robot is now a Music Video Star!

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cool idea

The Idea Generator. Very Cool! I wonder if it ever comes up with “Random Idea Generator”.

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