Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This and That

Back in Waterloo. The visitor who was sharing my office left today, after dutifully producing this paper with Yidun and having covered the blackboard with loads of equations that however seem to be completely unrelated to that paper. So possibly there's more to come. Kinda scary, people who are so productive while I chew pens (so much about my New Year's resolution).

Either way, Waterloo is rainy today, but considerably greener than when I left two weeks ago. Here's some infotainment that I came across recently

3 comments:

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Bee,

“Stefan Debener, a brain researcher at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research in Southampton, England and coworkers examined the occurrence of the brain-fart,………………………. "to create monitoring devices to warn people before committing errors on the job.”

If it were also discovered that brain-farts are connected with methane emission these devices could in turn serve to diminish an as yet unrealized source of this most worrisome greenhouse gas. It never occurred to me that wrong thinking might be a factor contributing to climate change. Perhaps some of those concerned commentators over on the LHC posting should ramp up to warn us all of the possible dangers posed and present a risk assessment. Imagine, we worry how many lights are burning, while perhaps we should also give thought to preventing some from flickering off from time to time.

Best,

Phil

Bee said...

Hi Phil,

It never occurred to me that wrong thinking might be a factor contributing to climate change.

Notwithstanding the question whether wrong thinking contributes to climate change, it is defintely the factor hindering all our attempts to deal with it in a timely manner. A global fart problem so to say ;-)

Best,

B.

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Bee,

“Notwithstanding the question whether wrong thinking contributes to climate change, it is defintely the factor hindering all our attempts to deal with it in a timely manner. A global fart problem so to say ;-)”

Most certainly!

Best,

Phil (acting with Glaucon’s proxy) :-)