Hierarchical Marshalling Library
CTOOLS: AVL Tree, hash tables, sets, single- and doubly- linked lists (with merge sort), stack, and queue
Optimizing Newspaper Advertisement Layout with Genetic Algorithms
Beauty of Programs
Meety: helps you communicate with your acquaintances when you need to find suitable dates for a meeting. In the simplest cases it will allow you to:
Cephes: mathematical library
Modeling car traffic on swarming and ant behavior, and evolving traffic light patterns to minimize congestion
Journals on Evolutionary Computation
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
Independent filmmakers to get cash award for breaking out of stereotypical portrayals of scientists
Pro-war vs antiwar sentiment in newspapers around the country
(Thanks to Dayv)
Torture via modern art
(Thanks to Jesse)
Beyond Belief: A Buddhist Critique of Christianity
More great films I saw recently:
A Woman Under the Influence
Why Bison is Becoming Exctinct
Faster, Less Frustrating Debugging
C Infrequently Asked Questions
On January 20, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order establishing the United States Department of Faith
Printing living tissue
Don't drink and drive
Center for Cooperative Research
America helped arm Iraq, despite knowing it was using chemical weapons "almost daily" against Iran
If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are frisky,
Pakistan is looking shifty,
North Korea is too risky,
If You're Happy And You Know It - Bomb Iraq
The American Way of Torture
A Tutorial Introduction to Attribute Grammars
ANTLR: ANother Tool for Language Recognition
PCCTS: an earlier version of ANTLR, for C
PCCTS Tutorials: 1 2
OpenZZ: an interpreted dynamic parser
Styx: a scanner/parser generator designed to address some shortcomings of the traditional lex/ yacc combination
Attribute Grammar Compilers
Accent: A Compiler Compiler for the Entire Class of Context-Free Languages
Using alife for music composition
Mixminion: next generation anonymous remailer
The Evolution of Usenet: The Poor Man's Arpanet
Bioethics of Warfare
Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, 'Take what you want.'" "The second engineer nodded approvingly, Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."
Doctor, you forgot something!
(Thanks to James)
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience." --Howard Zinn
This weekend's San Francisco protest helicopter photos
Just saw another excellent film: Bleak Moments
Pigs in DC
Where is dissent?
US oil stocks are down to their second lowest level since 1976
The 12480 alphabet was "designed to show how a true alphanumeric writing system looks and works. 12480 is not based upon phonemes, but rather upon binary. It achieves complete universality with an optimal amount of applications from its binary basis. A writing system based on phonemes will only last as long as the human voice is used. 12480's binary foundation will last as long as numbers exist."
"EMI created the 42nd symphony by analysing some of Mozart's other 41 and extracting 'essence of Mozart'. It used this to generate a brand-new composition in which Mozart nevertheless 'wrote' every note and decided every detail of harmony, rhythm and instrumentation. 'There's no expert in the world who could, without knowing its source, say for certain that it's not Mozart'"
Utterly, unbelievably amazing image transformation software, Image Anologies
Add your own floor to Mr. Wong's Soup'Partments
(Thanks to Mike)
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of
Andrew Jackson." --President Franklin Roosevelt, in a letter to an associate dated November 21, 1933
(Thanks to Mike)
"Boustrophedon is a reading- / writing- style that alternates direction every line. It was originally created by the ancient Greeks. Once one gets good at reading the 'backwards' text, reading (and writing) can go much faster, as the eye (or hand) does not have to whip back to the margin when the end of a line is reached. One simply goes down a line and continues in the opposite direction."
Boustrophedon Text Reader
GNU Radio: Open source software-based ham radio
Students for an Orwellian Society
"The Paketto Keiretsu is a collection of tools that use new and unusual strategies for manipulating TCP/IP networks. They tap functionality within existing infrastructure and stretch protocols beyond what they were originally intended for. It includes Scanrand, an unusually fast network service and topology discovery system, Minewt, a user space NAT/MAT router, Linkcat, which presents a Ethernet link to stdio, Paratrace, which traces network paths without spawning new connections, and Phentropy, which uses OpenQVIS to render arbitrary amounts of entropy from data sources in three dimensional phase space."
Existential Phenomenology and Dreams
"On impact, the mine leaps one meter (3 ft) into the air and explodes, sending out hundreds of small metal shards in every direction. It has a 'lethal radius' of 25 meters and can cause wounds up to 300 meters away.
'It punctures your organs in a hundred places, the victim then generally goes into shock and dies a slow, painful death'"
There are still millions of mines in the ground of Northern Iraq.
Good movies I've seen lately:
Scenes from a Marriage - Ingmar Bergman's bleak (surprise!) film about marriage... reminds me of Faithless, an even better movie, which was also written by Bergman
Proof - Australian film about a blind photographer
Secrets & Lies - adoption, working class families, people hating and neglecting one another unecessarily
"Only a small percentage of hunger deaths are caused by starvation. Most hunger-related deaths are the result of chronic undernutrition, which weakens the body's ability to ward off diseases, prevalent in poverty-stricken communities" --Hunger Basics FAQ
Word of the day:
sententious - Terse and energetic in expression, abounding in aphorisms, or abounding in pompous moralizing
"Leonel Herrera (Texas) Herrera presented affidavits and exculpatory polygraph results from a variety of witnesses, including an eyewitness to the murder and a former Texas state judge, both of whom stated that someone else had committed the crime. However, the Supreme Court ruled that innocence alone does not justify a federal hearing on this evidence nor was federal habeas relief available for mere innocence."
Police fabrication of evidence against protestors of G8 Summit:
"molotov cocktails were [planted] by police"
"[an] assault with a knife against an officer... was proven to be staged"
"high-ranking officers are being held responsible for false evidence and testimony on the part of police"
National Mentoring Partnership
IRCT: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
Driving through Tennessee
Great "hidden bias" tests
William Gibson's blog
Word of the day:
cathexis: Concentration of emotional energy on an object or idea
But, is it art?
(Thanks to Jesse)
Secrecy in the Executive Branch
"We would like to make all the sensors invisible and absolutely unobtrusive" --You are being watched