[obviously, this post is ill-named. I intended it to appear on June 1 while I was on the road to Vancouver for CSHPS, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, conference, of which more later. That didn't happen. Indeed, I missed a whole 'nother Sunday since. And yet, I have not changed the name. Go figure.]
- A computer bug is partially responsible for the housing credit bubble. Or else someone would like us to think that's the case.
- Optical computing gets closer.
- The secret to good sci-fi? Low budget. Probably because then it is a labor of love, and movie executives have less sway.
- Is it wishful thinking to hope that a sea of plastic trash plus plastic-decomposing bacterial equals unicorns and rainbows?
- I will derive