So did this one get out of hand? Absolutely and there’s no excuse. I own it, I’m responsible for it. I have a big responsibility, and I love cycling and want to do great things for the sport and was this one mismanaged, it was.”
— Specialised owner sorts out a PR mess the right way | http://m.bikeradar.com/news/article/sinyard-takes-responsibility-and-apologises-to-caf-roubaix-owner-39293/?CPN=RSS&SOURCE=BRROADNEWS
THE abolition of tax discs has left drivers without physical evidence of paying something that cyclists don’t.
“What will I point at now when showing cyclists I am perfectly justified in knocking them into a hedge?”
"The Kelpies," Andy Scott’s Massive Horse Sculpture
The massive steel sculpture of two iconic Clydesdale horses is a central element of The Helix, a multi-use park being built just east of the Scottish town of Falkirk.
The piece, which took 7 years to complete, stands over 100 feet (30.5 meters) tall and is built from more than 600 tons of steel.
Went for a walk
Seth Lloyd, a quantum-mechanical engineer at MIT, estimated the number of “computer operations” our universe has performed since the Big Bang — basically, every event that has ever happened. To repeat them, and generate a perfect facsimile of reality down to the last atom, would take more energy than the universe has.
“The computer would have to be bigger than the universe, and time would tick more slowly in the program than in reality,” says Lloyd. “So why even bother building it?”
But others soon realized that making an imperfect copy of the universe that’s just good enough to fool its inhabitants would take far less computational power. In such a makeshift cosmos, the fine details of the microscopic world and the farthest stars might only be filled in by the programmers on the rare occasions that people study them with scientific equipment. As soon as no one was looking, they’d simply vanish.
In theory, we’d never detect these disappearing features, however, because each time the simulators noticed we were observing them again, they’d sketch them back in.
That realization makes creating virtual universes eerily possible, even for us. Today’s supercomputers already crudely model the early universe, simulating how infant galaxies grew and changed. Given the rapid technological advances we’ve witnessed over past decades — your cell phone has more processing power than NASA’s computers had during the moon landings — it’s not a huge leap to imagine that such simulations will eventually encompass intelligent life.
However, to employ Douglas Adams “puddle“‘s argument. Wouldn’t it just be enough to model the “now”?
Ever wondered why you live at the only point in time these things can come to pass?
All part of the experiment.
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Delightful little surprises
The best thing about iOS 7 isn’t the new look, lovely as it is. It’s auto updating of apps.
I just love going to a favourite app and finding that someone has been busy making it better.
And if it’s an update that’s introduced the playfulness of UIKit animations, such as the new Tumblr app, it makes it even better.
Delightful little surprises are the best.
I went on a bike ride and found people jumping off a local hill with hang-gliders. Which is more impressive than the athleticism of the bike ride.
Still, was awesome to be out again.
You can’t beat paper, but these are still essential reading for anyone with a pulse.