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Los Angeles, California
Serving up science and culture with a splash of wit.
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Minds of Modern Mathematics. IBM/Eames Office. For iPad. Free download. Reviewed by Jennifer Ouellette Visitors to the New York Hall of Science in Queens can browse through an impressive installation called "Mathematica: A World of Numbers... and Beyond." Now that exhibit has a digital equivalent in Minds of Modern Mathematics,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at Download The Universe
Titanic: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Greatest Shipwreck, by National Geographic Shorts. National Geographic. Amazon Kindle/iBooks/Barnes& Noble Reviewed by Jennifer Ouellette Last fall, ABC launched a lazy, cynical reboot of the iconic 1970s TV series Charlie's Angels, hoping to cash in on the whole nostalgia trend. NPR's Linda Holmes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Download The Universe
The Solar System, by Marcus Chown. Touch Press, 2010. For iPad. Reviewed by Jennifer Ouellette The BBC's hugely popular modern reboot of Sherlock Holmes recasts the world's greatest detective as a high-functioning sociopath (by his own admission) who augments his legendary detection skills with all the latest technologies. Oh, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Download The Universe
There is already a service for this. it's called Twitter. Or Facebook. Both of which are better designed than this new Follow feature on Typepad. I don't want that sort of thing cluttering up my Dashboard, and I suspect many of my readers who also blog at Typepad won't be thrilled at the prospect either. Not everything has to be one stop shopping. Typepad does basic blogging platforms very well. Stick with your strengths.
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Um, major FAIL, lovely folks at Typepad. I appreciate you want to keep users informed, but this just clutters up an already busy dashboard. UNFOLLOW!
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Mar 15, 2010
@Tom: I don't think it's even remotely anti-intellectual -- anything but. Carter does NOT "solve all the town's problems" by a long shot. He adds a certain practical-minded element -- because it would be equally unfair to just make him the Big Dumb Buffoon, wouldn't it? But he absolutely needs the scientists to help resolve issues as well. The show might not deify scientists enough for your tastes, and that's your prerogative, but to accuse it of anti-intellectualism is simply not a valid critique. As for Real Genius, I was a fan of the film, but it was a tad sophomoric and one-note. The characters in Eureka are far more well-developed and complex.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2010 on my kind of town at Cocktail Party Physics