Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Imperial Fleet Week in San Francisco


Posted at 08:30 AM in Film, Humor, Video | Permalink

Monday, August 18, 2008

Geysers on Saturn's Moon



NASA Has Its Closest Look at Geysers on Saturn Moon
NYT August 15, 2008

Posted at 08:18 AM in Science | Permalink

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Beatles Live: I've Got a Feeling/One After 909

The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969

I've Got a Feeling/One After 909

Posted at 08:17 AM in Music, The Beatles, Video | Permalink

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Job Interview Questions

Some of these are rather easy . . .  others involve mere guesses. But the interesting way to think about them is why you would be asked these questions (to see how you think, process challenges, and respond to pressue).

Questions by Google

• How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

• You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

• How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

• In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. If they have a girl, they have another child. If they have a boy, they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

• Describe a chicken using a programming language.

Questions by Microsoft:

• You have a bucket of jelly beans. Some are red, some are blue, and some green. With your eyes closed, pick out 2 of a like color. How many do you have to grab to be sure you have 2 of the same?
Pairs of primes separated by a single number are called prime pairs. Examples are 17 and 19. Prove that the number between a prime pair is always divisible by 6 (assuming both numbers in the pair are greater than 6). Now prove that there are no ‘prime triples.’

• Imagine an analog clock set to 12 o’clock. Note that the hour and minute hands overlap. How many times each day do both the hour and minute hands overlap? How would you determine the exact times of the day that this occurs?

• How much does a 747 weigh?
Imagine a disk spinning like a record player turn table. Half of the disk is black and the other is white.

• Assume you have an unlimited number of color sensors. How many sensors would you have to place around the disk to determine the direction the disk is spinning? Where would they be placed?

Hat tip:  Royal Pingdom

Posted at 07:43 AM in Web/Tech | Permalink

Friday, August 15, 2008

Virtual Zeppelin

Interesting concept as a way to teach music: Virtual Zeppelin  

Posted at 05:00 PM in Music, Video | Permalink

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Too funny:

Posted at 03:40 PM in Humor | Permalink

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Beatles Live: Get Back/Don't Let Me Down

The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1/3

Get Back/Don't Let Me Down

Posted at 08:16 AM in Music, The Beatles, Video | Permalink

Friday, August 08, 2008

DoJ Job Application


Posted at 02:23 PM in Humor, Idiot!, Politics | Permalink

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Joker

George W. Bush: Comic-Book Villain?   


via Vanity Fair

Posted at 07:03 AM in Art & Design, Humor, Politics | Permalink

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Limits of What Humans Will Eat