Archive for May, 2005

Acid2 Test

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Skiadas told me about the Acid 2 test which Safari has now passed. Acid 2 tests your browser to see how compliant it is with CSS2 standards. There is a guide that explains how it works. Click on the smiley face on the left to have your browser take the test. I hope the changes [...]

Kruskal Count

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

♠♡♢♣♤♥♦♧ Murali told us about this amazing card trick his professor did in his statistics class. The professor asked a student to shuffle a deck of cards and then lay all the cards face up in a straight line. Every card was given a value between 1 and 10. The value of the numbered cards [...]

Brown Recluse Spiders

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

Cryptome got photos of a Brown Recluse Spider bite and mistook it for a biological attack like cutaneous anthrax. The spider is mainly found in the midwest United States. If you want to see graphic images of the bites then click here.

Paris Hilton

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Associated Press interviewed Paris Hilton. Here a couple of great quotes…. AP: What did you want to be when you were a little girl? Hilton: A veterinarian, but then I realized I could just buy a bunch of animals. AP: Why are you so popular? Hilton: I don’t know, because of who I am. I’m [...]

New York Times on Cricket and Democracy

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

The New York Times has an nice op ed piece about why cricket did not catch on in America and Canda but is the dominant game in other parts of the former British Empire. The editorial opines that all the previous reasons given to explain this situation are wrong and the correct reason is due [...]