Archive for September, 2007

What do math and romance have in common?

Posted in Humor, Mathematics, Meanderings on September 13, 2007 by weirleader

Apparently, more than I thought!!!

Props to HalfAwake for re-introducing me to both xkcd (*correction: apparently, my brother actually deserves the props for the original introduction, back in November of ’06) and a wonderful mathematical treatment of why Tristan Miller will never have a girlfriend!

That was some great reading (for a certified math geek) and I’ve shared the image below to give you a taste of xkcd… I can see I’ve been missing out!

*edited 9/19/07

What do OPEC and APEC have in common?

Posted in Meanderings, Politics, Science on September 13, 2007 by weirleader

aside from their relationship to global warming (one as a producer and the other as a watchdog), they also happen to be confusing for poor President Bush.

But, more importantly, I wanted to point out how useless APEC appears to be.  I can’t claim to have done any proper research on this, but I came across this interesting blog on the subject and found it to be quite convincing.

Pay special attention to that map – it makes one almost ashamed to be American.