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Bill Watterson's Speech - Kenyon College, 1990

I have a recurring dream about Kenyon. In it, I'm walking to the post office on the way to my first class at the start of the school year. Suddenly it occurs to me that I don't have my schedule memorized, and I'm not sure which classes I'm taking, or where exactly I'm supposed to be going.

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Hasnain says:

"We're not really taught how to recreate constructively. We need to do more than find diversions; we need to restore and expand ourselves. Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running."

This is really good advice for graduating seniors. Bill Watterson is the guy who writes Calvin and Hobbes.

Posted on 2013-04-22T08:15:47+0000

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The Square Root of NOT » American Scientist

Digital computers are built out of circuits that have definite, discrete states: on or off, zero or one, high voltage or low voltage. Engineers go to great lengths to make sure these circuits never settle into some intermediate condition. Quantum-mechanical systems, as it happens, offer a guarantee…

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Hasnain says:

"What I wish I knew when Learning Haskell".

Slide 36 does it for me:

Questions we ask when studying category theory

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Why am I still single?

Posted on 2013-04-14T12:51:27+0000

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The Tyranny of the Taxi Medallions

The life of a taxi driver is hard. When cabbies start a shift, they owe about $100 to their company as payment just for the opportunity drive a taxi. They might not break even until halfway through...

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