Big Ice Cubes

Are big ice cubes worth it? Do they dilute your drink slower? Dr. Drang looks at the math behind it.  This needs some more investigation. Also: sphere icecubes.

Microsoft Lies? Diagonal Screen Size vs Area

Microsoft has put up an ad comparing various Windows tablets to the iPad.   So bigger is better right? On their original ad they claimed that the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet had more area than the iPad. But Elliot Temple claims the following: How can the screen with a larger diagonal measurement be smaller? Because […]

Follow-up to 50 billion app downloads

Previous post. So 50 billion apps downloaded on the iTunes store has come and gone, and I have nothing to show for it (except for a bunch of fun learning and some excitement for the next time). Things that happened: We made a prediction in class to within 15 min of the actual stopping time. I found […]

Bill Waterson

The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. Must read advice from Bill Waterson on Brain Pickings, Maria Popova’s blog. Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in the questions you’ve learned how to ask yourself.

50 billion app downloads

Ok. When is it going to hit 50 billion? Put your bets down. Old posts from when Apple was at 25 billion app downloads. More questions: When will it hit 100 billion? 1 trillion? How many apps will be sold by December 25th? Any more? Edit 5/11/13 More info: