Monthly Archives: May 2009

Alpha bravo

WolframAlpha, the new whatchamacallit from Stephen Wolfram, is up and running. It’s also stumbling: I’ve gotten a fair number of error messages. But now is not the time for nitpicky griping. I just want to say bravo to the whole … Continue reading

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The village spammer

In recent weeks my junk-mail folder has received well over 100 copies of the folksy image reproduced above. I don’t read Russian, but I know just enough of the alphabet to sound out the second word of the headline. My … Continue reading

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