The Food Truck was a big hit. Everyone except graduate students and post-docs chipped in $10. There was complete agreement that the food available at the Food Truck was far superior to the awful $22 boxed lunches provided by the hotel the day before. All things considered, Mr. Big Food and I were out 10
Spent the weekend with some smart and fun people. FYI. Everyone agreed that it’s hot. Also. Fed 30 people for under $200 because I know how to do that. More on this to come.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Mr. Big Food has arranged a very cool two-day workshop at a beach location. Unfortunately, the beach hotel charges an exorbitant amount of money for boxed lunches. So he did some thinking– which he’s really good at– came up with a plan, consulted with me and the other work shoppers, and we’re going to set
via American Digest. Well worth 11 minutes of your life.
The Week in Pictures . Powerlineblog.com
I don’t think that you can get a better sense of the sort of meaning than from what is in every bookshop in this city… . Douglas Murry via Powerline
Mr. Big sent me an article yesterday with the subject line “the return of the primitive.” He should have said, “the return of the idiocy.” The article, Cool Your Home Without Air Conditioning, was originally published in Popular Science. It is very much like all other PS articles that I happen upon. Its tone is
Heat index (HI) @10:23am is 94°. Mr. Big Food suggested that we call it a day outside. I feel like a wimp, but agreed. Turns out, some years back I spent three or four days thinking about the heat index and how it’s calculated. Here’s a tidbit. The HI was not even a thing until
The growth or movement of a fixed organism toward or away from light. In plants, phototropism is a response to blue wavelengths of light and is caused by a redistribution of auxin from the illuminated side to the darker side of the shoot, resulting in quicker growth on the darker side and bending of the
I have never been to the equator, but I’m pretty sure that vehicle is not at a location on the equator. Take that back. A quick spin around the globe and I see there’s a desert in Kenya right about at the equator, but given the stickers are en Español… ? Let us hark back
Heh. The caption didn’t copy. Coming up, stay tuned.
Remember, kids, when describing a correlation, be sure to include strength and direction.
NCAA: So, it’s hard to actually calculate the exact odds of a perfect bracket, but if every game were a coin flip, the odds would be about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Linked at hot air.com but I’ve been focused on trigonometry. Mr Big Food is all about probability lately— Bishop Reverend Bayes, et al. We will discuss.
The zoo opens at 9am. FYI, traveling with a mini electric kettle, Melitta ‘morning bliss’ coffee, two ceramic mugs, and a pour over cone sure does make waking up early in a pretty crappy* downtown Memphis hotel room more tolerable. *I have spared you the under construction details.
Filed under “when circumstances and good manners require that one attend a philosophy talk one would never in a million years otherwise attend.” Neurons have dispositional properties. Who knew?
Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Which is more probable? Linda is a bank teller. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement.
That’s what I said. I said, “I’ll do Harbrace, Little-Brown, and Strunk & White, but not Google.” Some background is in order. Mr. Big Food and I had a terrible row this morning. We are in full agreement on noun-pronoun agreement (e.g., “Every child has their his or her favorite toy”; alt. “All children have