None the Wiser

"You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry."

Neither the artist nor the mathematician may be able to tell you what constitutes the difference between a significant piece of work and an inflated trifle; but if he is not able to recognise this in his own heart, he is no artist and no mathematician.

—Norbert Wiener, “Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth” (1964)

Stephen Hawking on the Higgs Boson Particle via Heri Joensen

wired:

“Sound-wise, it’s easier,” says Mark Carlson, CEO of Sasquatch’s other sonic supervisor, Carlson Audio Systems. “The PA won’t ever sound better than it does outside. The clarity of sound is a breath of fresh air.” Take note, summer concert lovers: It’s better au naturel. (But wear deodorant anyway.)
Sound science: The world’s best outdoor music venues

wired:

“Sound-wise, it’s easier,” says Mark Carlson, CEO of Sasquatch’s other sonic supervisor, Carlson Audio Systems. “The PA won’t ever sound better than it does outside. The clarity of sound is a breath of fresh air.” Take note, summer concert lovers: It’s better au naturel. (But wear deodorant anyway.)

Sound science: The world’s best outdoor music venues

(Source: Wired)

The problem posed by indirect speech acts is the problem of how it is possible for the speaker to say one thing and mean that but also to mean something else.

—John Rogers Searle, “Expression and Meaning” (1979)

Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate (by IshikawaLab)

Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm in clear simple terms (by profbbrown)

I mean, if 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself “Dijkstra would not have liked this”, well, that would be enough immortality for me.

—Edsger W. Dijkstra