Tag Archives: Yoda

Science friction for Star Wars Day!

Tell your uncle if he gets a translator, be sure it speaks Bocce. Beru Whitesun Lars, Star Wars Episode IV, “A New Hope” In honour of C-3PO, to whom Bocce was like a second language, I was originally going to … Continue reading

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I cannot teach him; the boy has no patience

This post is mainly for my brother, ‘Big M’. Its aim is to highlight a post I wrote in 2007, one about using pattern recognition to remember credit card personal identification numbers, a subject that came up in our meeting … Continue reading

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Is the dark side stronger?

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the biggest video game companies in the world, is the target of a boycott orchestrated by hateful anti-gay groups. Thousands of anti-gay letters are flooding EA’s headquarters, threatening to push the company and its staff … Continue reading

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