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Another (winning) move.

Just a quick announcement. This location is now defunct. Source-Filter is now located (with a new, improved look) at, though the archives will remain here. Advertisements


Thanks to a comment by Josh to my last post, I have realized that my rationale for programming a ratio-of-factorials calculator was, um, flawed. Since I’m full to the brim with integrity and honesty, I’ll leave the original post as is, tempting as it is to erase evidence of my stupidity. It turns out that I was wrong about the role of the normalizing ratio-of-factorials in calculating the […]

I’m back?

Okay, so the last post before this is more than a year old. I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging, but, clearly, haven’t done so (until now). Why now? Two reasons: 1. Josh linked to this blog today, and on the off chance that he has readers that follow that link, I wanted my blog to be less pathetic than a year old […]

wordpress vs. blogspot

I’m pondering moving my (neglected) blog from blogspot to wordpress. Updates soon, if I can get my blogging chops back (or, perhaps more accurately, get them for the first time).

It’s been a while, but this is very, very important.

I should be working on a presentation I have to give in a week to a potentially very tough crowd, but instead, I’m following Josh’s lead and taking the ‘Which Serenity Character Are You?’ quiz (at least, I think it’s the same quiz Josh took – his results didn’t show up as they should have […]

10 Word Review

Layer Cake Expository dialogue and tricky cinematography almost make it a Tarantino.

Pinochet vs. the Free Market

I haven’t been posting much to this blog lately, for obvious reasons. However, I did involve myself in a discussion in response to another blog’s post recently. To make a long(ish) story short(ish), Glenn Greenwald was disturbed to see the Washington Post praising recently deceased Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet. He drew parallels between US support […]

Solomon T Silbert

My son – Solomon T Silbert – was born on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10 AM. Here is a picture of him when he was about one minute old: More here.

Better Late Than Never?

Bush goes to Vietnam.

The Beauty of the Reductio ad Absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum can be striking, indeed beautiful, in its simplicity. Taking a bad premise to its logical extreme can concisely illustrate just how bad the premise is. Here are my two favorite ‘reductios’. The first is in response to epistemological relativism in philosophy of science. The basic claim (i.e., the bad premise) is that […]