In "I have a good feeling about this."

Heh, I liked the TIE fighter at the boarding gate.

In "Saddlebacking."

Gah! There's Santorum everywhere! Have you Monkeys been Saddlebacking again?!

In "111oneone!!"

I wish I had more funny and clever and insightful things to say, so I wouldn't lurk so much. unfortunately I caught a variant of this virus, targeted for MonkeyFilter. I caught it in my own head. Maybe its not that unfortunate. Love Ya Monkies.

In "BabyPictureFilter"

Oh man! I hope I don't violate the maximum reasonable number of pictures to post!
My Lucy.
My little Amelie, just born, on my Dad's lap.
Lucy and Me at the train station.
Lucy and her cousin Kylee.
Lucy in front of the Zephyr at the Illinois Railway Museum

In "Are you aware"

Wait! Here! Let me try: Shorter Zorn:

Even if the Michele Obama tape had existed, which it doesn't, "Whitey" is a pretty weak "slur" to get all upset over.
Shorter neo-neocon:
It is too worth getting upset over! Its just as bad as the N-word ... except for the slavery and institutionalized racism ... if she had even said it ... which she didn't

Heh. I was highly amused that the "staff of the Chicago Tribune" (a generally fairly conservative newspaper) happened to be their great (fairly liberal) columnist Eric Zorn. So, on top of missing the point of shorter (which, while I've never actually heard of before this, isn't that hard to figure out), they seem to be unable to grasp the longer point of the all around weakness of the false-but-trivial-even-if-it-was-true story about Michelle Obama talking about "whitey". The longer this election drags out the more I'm sure that its going to be a test of the intelligence of the American people and whether or not they have the ability to see through even the most blatant BS or whether they're really dumb enough to fall for anything if its presented properly.

In "The holy grail of cheap and abundant energy"

Peer reviewed article published in a respectable journal, or it didn't happen.

In "So, you want to be a franchisor?"

Hey Hey! The "massive controversy" link indicates she was rehired, so thats cool! I'd suspect it was much more a matter that the manager just didn't lik her and played out a scenario like what TUM described. This bugged me, though: She'd forgotten about the Monday-morning incident when she was called into the office yesterday. Three managers greeted her, saying she had been caught on video, giving free food to a child. "They said, 'Remember, Monday you gave out a free Timbit,' " she said. "I had to think, then I was like, 'Oh yeah,' and I smiled because I thought I'd get a warning." Instead, she was fired for theft and told to sign the accusation before leaving. "I was crying. I was like, 'I'm a single mom with four kids and you are going to put this on my record?' You should bring all the staff in here and fire them all and yourselves, too. People give out Timbits to dogs in the drive-through all the time." Giving food away free is against the rules, said Tim Hortons district manager Nicole Mitchell. "Employees aren't allowed to give out free products and that's the bottom line," she said. "She gave out free product and it doesn't matter if it is a Timbit or a coffee or a doughnut or 10 sandwiches or what." The Timbits given to pets, Mitchell added, are usually "day-old and recycled." "(Lilliman) admitted it. She signed the accusation and completely admitted it and everything has been documented," said Mitchell. Mitchell said there have been other problems with the employee, but Lilliman said nothing has been brought to her attention and she doesn't know of any writeups. People! NEVER SIGN CRAP! Just don't do it. Unless its a police officer threatening to arrest you for refusing to sign a ticket, don't sign anything you object to, even if you think its "true". If you object to it, if you think it doesn't tell the whole story, if you think its unfair, DON'T SIGN IT, BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL FUCK WITH YOU!

In "Curious George"

eix = cos x + i sin x booga booga!

ough: I do like that, thanks! And you were closer than you thought. The blog posting which contained that math concept map you referred to also showed a "Tree of Knowledge" map of the relationships between various sciences. This tree of knowledge map is credited to Max Tegmark who created the original map that I was looking for, as posted on reddit. The image that I was thinking of is actually a modified version referenced in the comments of that article and posted here. I'm pretty sure the modified version was the version I originally saw and was thinking of and was actually posted as its own article a while back. So, thanks for the good info all around everyone!

In "Oh dear, timesuck alert."

Average of 58 words per minute over 5 races while dodging the boss and with a fractured right fifth metacarpal and a cast on my arm from my knuckles to just below my elbow. I feel like the Werzog.

In "Humans nearly went extinct 70K years ago, scientists claim."

Fools. Humans DID go extinct 70K years ago. We`are all monkeys Golgafrinchans. FTFY

In "Curious George"

Mathworld does look like a wonderful resource if you know what you're looking for. I'm kinda looking more for a general overview and a guide that can help me find my way from pretending that I know almost nothing to having a fairly broad understanding of math as a whole, with some depths in the areas that interest me. I'm contemplating diving into a few different books. Some possibilities are Euclid's Elements, as I've seen some nice versions of that online, Silvanus Thompsons "Calculus Made Easy", since I remember Feynman talking about it in his biography, "Elementary Calculus: An Approach Using Infinitesimals" by Keisler is available online for free and seems to take an interesting approach to the subject, I once browsed a book called "A Tour of the Calculus" that seemed to take a bit of a topical and historical overview of some subjects in math, and I've got some curiousity about "Godel, Escher, and Bach". But all of these things are very scattershot. I want some help getting an idea of where I should start, and an overview of the places I could go and how they're connected.

In "Mathematically Challenged George"


In "Curious George: threesomes."

Heh, Heh, Heh. Dicewars? Oh no, it gets much, much worse. kdice Yeah, a wasted time black hole.

In "How much do you love your bike?"

Like Lara, I call bs. I think someone is yanking our chain. No, wheelie.

In "Too Much!"

I once saw a VW bus with a dome, like the dome on those Amtrak observation cars. I was at a stoplight looking at it, and I couldn't figure out why the shape of the dome looked so familiar. Then, just as the light changed I realized that the dome was the top of a VW bug cut off and welded onto the top of the bus. No point really, but I thought it was cool.

In "The Psychic Cat Of Death."

The New England Journal Of Medicine article

MonkeyFilter: The advanced dementia floor.

In "Curious George:"

Are you looking for something like this? I have no idea if it exists, just drew this to clarify, or maybe help if you want someone to build it. (Plus I thought it sounded neat). If you click on it you can download a 3d pdf of the drawing which you can rotate and look at from different angles, but you need Adobe Reader 8 or better. chair which rotates in the plane parallel to the occupant's back

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