I worked in the univ's computer lab all those years ago. The jocks had to take one science credit and most took Intro to Stats. Bird course or not, those big lugs had to type their data values onto punch cards. I could always tell when they were working because you could hear them in the keypunch room: punch… » 2/19/15 7:44am 2/19/15 7:44am

I'm reminded of a scene from Hanna - Cate Blanchett's character is pinned down behind a couch as shots are being fired through the door and wall. At one point she says "Move! Get Up!" to herself, as if the "smart" part of her mind is trying to get the "overwhelmed" part out of its "freeze." » 2/10/15 5:04pm 2/10/15 5:04pm

If you're worried about losing important ones- or just a message hoarder - there are a few IFFFT recipes for copying incoming and outgoing SMS message to a google drive sheet. I use the Android ones but I'm betting there's something similar for iOS. » 2/09/15 4:07pm 2/09/15 4:07pm

The river that meanders past our city on the way to the sea empties into the Bay of Fundy - which has the highest tidal range in the world. Twice a day this happens. That wave approaching is a mix of sea and river water being pushed backwards against the flow of the river. (This was taken during a high-tide full… » 2/02/15 12:50pm 2/02/15 12:50pm