Gordie Freedman

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Scientists Explain Why Nobody Puts Cheddar on Pizza

Research confirms what margherita lovers already know: The perfect cheese is bendy, bubbly, and capable of getting brown. (In other words, mozzarella.)<p>Here is what happens, chemically, when you bake a pizza. (Warning: The following description will be ever-so-slightly disgusting.)<p>The water …

The Best Sitcom Finales of All-Time

'The Office' swan song calls to mind 15 last acts that sent our favorite sitcoms off in style<p>When NBC's <i>The Office</i> goes off the air on May 16 after …

TV

Conservative Media Misread Data To Declare Gun Violence Epidemic Over

Members of conservative media are trumpeting a government report indicating that gun homicides have fallen as proof that the need for stronger gun …

Apple and the Innovator’s Dilemma

<i>This paper was originally written in 2010 for a Corporate Innovation class at Kellogg; please forgive any formatting errors carried over in the</i> …

While Wronged Homeowners Got $300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got $2 Billion

Senate hearing suggests new depths of deception<p>The obscene greed-and-arrogance stories emanating from Wall Street are piling up so fast, it's getting …

Deloitte

Futurama theorem

A screenshot of the proof, transcribed below. Click to enlarge.<p>The <b>Futurama theorem</b> is a real-life mathematical theorem invented by <i>Futurama</i> writer Ken …

This Is A Motocross Backflip In Slow Motion

World Champion Motocrosser Levi Sherwood contorts his Red Bull X-Fighter bike with a trick he calls the "Shaolin Backlip" in this super slo-mo clip. …

BlockInjection

BlockInjection is a helpful library for iOS and Mac OS X.<p>You can insert some Blocks before and after the method by this library.<p>Samples<p>For example, …

Where you can find my "The Wire" season 5 reviews

As most of you know, I covered the five seasons of <b>"The Wire"</b> out of order online. I didn't start doing episode-by-episode blogs until the fourth …

The Tragedy of Richard III The Tragedy of Rudy Williams

"I am determined to prove a villain," declares the King Richard III at the beginning of the play that bears his name. "Plots I have laid, inductions …

List of The Wire characters

The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series, <i>The Wire</i>. Note that some characters' allegiances or positions may have changed …

Google

What's Alan Watching?

Spoilers for "The Wire" just as soon as I figure out who wrote the telltale graffiti in the Homicide men's room...<p>My God, where to start? So much …

Response to Controversy

<b>Version 2.4</b> (June 21, 2014)<p>A few of the subjects I explore in my work have inspired an unusual amount of controversy. Some of this results from real …

Religion

Little Vase

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Quantum Mechanics

Sam Harris vs. Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald arrogantly thought he could punch way above his intellectual weight class and took on Sam Harris over the issue of Islamaphobia. …

Glenn Greenwald Responds to Widespread Lies About Him (on Cato, Iraq War, and more)

If you're a regular reader of Glenn Greenwald's like I am, you may have occasionally come across some rather vicious lies about his character - that …

Playing another solo version of spain at the Berklee blowout concert

Hooked on a Starburst Galaxy | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>This beautiful space wallpaper reveals a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky known as J082354.96+280621.6, or J082354.96 for short. …

Big History

YouTube

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Self Defense

Fibonacci Numbers in Haskell

Hi everbody I need to change my F# code to Haskell code but I am so new in Haskell and I can not this My code simply read data from keyboard if data …

Notwithstanding

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it<p>The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like …

Corruption

Why Is That 17-Year-Old’s $30 Million News App Even Legal?

Nick D’Aloisio has officially earned his seat at the cool kids’ table. The 17-year-old high school student this week sold his news-aggregator app …

Delayed choice quantum eraser

A <b>delayed choice quantum eraser</b> experiment, first performed by Yoon-Ho Kim, R. Yu, S. P. Kulik, Y. H. Shih and Marlan O. Scully,[1] and reported in …