Archive for April, 2004

Math Weenie on Google IPO Team

Friday, April 30th, 2004

(via Home-Ed Math Cabal)

You’ve probably heard about Google’s IPO, where they hope to raise 2.7 billion dollars. Well, their IPO filing has the exact proposed figure: $2,718,281,828.

Math-heads will recognize that as the first ten digits of e, otherwise known as the Euler number, Napier’s constant, the base for natural logarithms.

Google is raising e billion dollars.

Lego Rubik’s Cube Solver

Friday, April 30th, 2004


A Lego Mindstorms robot that solves Rubik’s cubes.

Someone running, Max!

Friday, April 30th, 2004

(via the T&G

Burncoat 99, University Park 32
WORCESTER-Multiple winners: Ron Brace (B), shot put, discus; Peter Cavanaugh (B), long jump, triple jump; Nana Afryie (B), 100, 110 hurdles; Damon Casiello (B), 200, 400. Records: B 2-2, UP 0-6.


It’s easy to ride a bike with square wheels…

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

…if you do it on the right kind of road. Of course, it’s a little hard to turn.

Matt Groening on the Simpsons

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

(via Fark)

Simpson’s creator Matt Groening will be a guest voice on the show for the first time. He’s playing himself, signing autographs at a sci-fi convention.

You can pick your friends…

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

(via Science News)

…or you can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose…that is, unless you’re a capuchin monkey.

Satchmo, Play That Universe!

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

(via New Scientiest)

Okay so we were wrong about the soccer ball. Turns out the universe is shaped like a horn.

Give peace a chance – and a banana

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Tuberculosis killed off the most aggressive members of a troop of baboons in Kenya twenty years ago. The troop is still more peaceful, 20 years later; the current residents apparently teach their more pacifistic culture to newcomers.

A new symbol

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

(via devnull)

A new symbol has been added to Morse code – the @ symbol; now email addresses can be transmitted over ham radio!

Hmm, can a spam->ham gateway be far behind?

What I Did On Spring Break

Monday, April 5th, 2004

What do college students do on their spring break? Why, go home, grab the video camera, and make lots of fake TV commercials with their brothers.

Here’s one of Ben’s. More to follow.

Shecky Casiello

Monday, April 5th, 2004

Gabe did a standup routine at the swim team talent show this year. Click the picture for a bigger version, proving that he actually was standing!