Having fun in irb

14 Mar 2006 Check out this piece of interactive ruby: irb> create(:Car).with(:model, :bhp, :driver) => Car irb> pos2 = Car.new("Ferrari 248 F1", 700, "Michael Schumacher") => #... irb> "#{pos2.driver}'s new #{pos2.model} possibly has #{pos2.bhp} BHPs!" => "Michael Schumacher's new Ferrari 248 F1 possibly has 700 BHPs!" I am really starting to love this...

Querying JQuery

10 Mar 2006 Today I came across JQuery via the infamous digg. It comes along as a neat JScript library that will facilitate your coding needs in many ways. (For more, check out JQuery ). What intrigued me most for now was the DOM querying facilities that it promises to deliver (probably because...

How to find some bombs, while still needing protection from others

28 Feb 2006 Elitzur-Vaidman bomb-testing problem:   This is a thought experiment in quantum mechanics, although its core has been realized in quantum experiments. The explanation given here is noteworthy, since it provides a glimpse into quantum logic and why no answer may sometimes mean that there is an answer, since the answer...

Double Slit Experiment revisited with video

26 Feb 2006 </embed> A really nice animation attempting to dissect  the century-old wonderings of whether subatomic particles are more like waves or more like..er..particles. Well, the question is just as amazing as watching you from the front and then from the back and then wondering how all of this could be you....

John Baez on our current standing in fundamental physics

26 Feb 2006 Fundamental Physics: Where We Stand Today: This is a fairly recent text from physicist John Baez. While it does carry a few equations (sounds like a bad thing, but heck, no!), it is a nice and concise summary on the state of affairs in our fundamental understanding of the reality...