Archive for July, 2012

How Much Government?

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

After nursing a slight headache, I decided it was time to get off the computer.  So what would I do with myself?  Headaches are the worst.  They really limit what you can do with yourself.  I decided to grab a book off my bookshelf called The Future Of Science, written in 1959 by Bertrand Russell. […]

Crazy People And The Aurora Shooting

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

After the recent shooting in Aurora, the same political talking heads are running over the same talking points we’ve all heard before.  The Republicans are telling us that if only someone in that crowd had a gun, they could’ve taken down the shooter and saved all those lives.  The Democrats are assuring us that if […]

An Eternal Desert

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A friend of mine sent me this comic.  In similar circumstances I’d probably do the same thing.

The Human Condition

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Not too long ago, my good friend Greg was in town and we went to our favorite restaurant, Alex’s Pizza, and did a little catching up.  We talked for a long time, as we often do when we’re together, and he began sharing his latest reflections on life and human existence.  We discussed different belief […]

Still Chugging Along

Monday, July 9th, 2012

I apologize for not posting anything new in a while.  Most all of my time this summer has went into studying various numerical algorithms for computing differential equations.  I’ve written programs that model all kinds of things, and I’ve been testing how quickly various iterative methods converge and how long it takes my computer to […]