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Comment: Re:What a Ride (Score 1) 575 575

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming . . "WOW ---What a Ride"

I understand that some people like World of Warcraft to the point that they compromise their health, but that's taking it too far.

Comment: Wrote my own (Score 1) 776 776

http://code.google.com/p/mpmath/

>>> mp.dps = 50
>>> s = 2+3j
>>> print quad(lambda t: t**(s-1)/(exp(t)-1), [0,inf])
(-0.055314436237905205859598642789062048785482568724509 + 0.08260989232065376851
7423740701670605841893960663082j)
>>> print gamma(s)*zeta(s)
(-0.055314436237905205859598642789062048785482568724509 + 0.08260989232065376851
7423740701670605841893960663082j)

Sorry for the plug :-)

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+ - Both Wikipedia and Citizendium under CC-by-sa?->

Raindance writes: "Citizendium, after more than a year of license ambiguity, has announced its content will be freely available under CC-by-sa. This comes a few weeks after Wikipedia announced the fairly likely possibility of relicensing all homegrown GFDL content under CC-by-sa (as made possible by the new Creative Commons compatibility framework). Good things are happening in the realm of free content."
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+ - Citizendium after one year

Larry Sanger writes: "Citizendium, "the Citizens' Compendium" — a free, non-profit, ad-free, wiki encyclopedia with real names and a role for experts — has just announced that it's celebrating the one year anniversary of its wiki, an occasion for which I wrote a project report. Make up your own mind about whether "we've made a very strong start and an amazing future likely lies ahead of us." We have been the subject of a lot of misunderstanding, but we've still proven a lot, such as that a public-expert hybrid wiki is consistent with accelerating growth and leads to high quality, or that eliminating anonymity helps remove vandalism. We've got lots of initiatives and plans, and signs are good that we are starting into a serious growth spurt. Might the Web 2.0 umbrella be expanded to include real name requirements and roles for experts? It's looking that way."

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee

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