Biweekly links for 06/01/2009
- Condensed concepts
- Ross McKenzie’s excellent blog on condensed matter physics.
- Square root of x divided by zero: The speed, size and dependability of programming languages
- Terrrific visualizations comparing the performance and expressivity of different programming languages. Python (with Psyco) does extremely well: extremely expressive, and decent performance. OCAML is faster, and nearly as expressive.
- Reed Elsevier Annual Report 2008
- Revenue for their science-technology-medicine publishing division, Elsevier, was 1700 mill (up 4% at constant currencies), with a profit of 568 mil (up 11% at constant currencies). Elsevier makes up 32% of Reed-Elsevier’s revenue, and 41% of their profit. Amounts appear to be in pounds sterling(?)
- Kalenjin people – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- “The Kalenjin have been called by some “the running tribe.”… From 1980 on, about 40% of the top honors available to men in international athletics at these distances (Olympic medals, World Championships medals, and World Cross Country Championships honors) have been earned by Kalenjin.”
- Google Wave API – Google Code
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