Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

Albert Einstein As You’ve Almost Certainly Never Seen Him Before

Physics professor and friend of Whatever Chad Orzel ran a fundraiser for science education a few weeks ago and promised if certain financial goals were met that he would re-enact the quantum physics debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr using puppets. Well, the goals were met, and Chad, a man of his word, has […]

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Technorati Finally Catches Up With My “Hate Mail” Cover

Note my Technorati Authority ranking today: I’m not trying to use my Internet presence for evil. It just happens. Also, unrelated: This is the 5,000th Whatever post on the site, according to my WordPress backend counter. There have actually been more, since posts before March of 2002 are not on the site. But no matter […]

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Introducing That Was the Decade That Was

Now that we’re here in December, I thought it would be a lovely time for me to share with you some of my thoughts on the people, things and events that have made the last ten years so very decade-licious: A retrospective on the aughts, the zeros, the two thousand somethings or whatever you want […]

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In the Spirit of the Pulps, and Paying Even Less

A friend of mine drew my attention to the following link on the Locus magazine Web site sidebar: Black Matrix Publishing seeks submissions for four new magazines “in the spirit of the pulp magazines of the last century” So I clicked through and discovered that in addition to wanting to replicate the “spirit” of the […]

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Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders 2009

Some of you might remember that last year, fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss ran a little charity drive on his Web site to support Heifer International, a charity that helps the poor in developing countries by providing them livestock. Pat raised over $50,000 from donors, proving the man is, well, awesome. This year Patrick is doing […]

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