Archive for August, 2009

Why Asians learn quicker

August 24, 2009

It has come to my attention that Sampson Wong has recently appeared in a newspaper article.

The HTML title “Why Asians learn quicker” appears to bear little resemblance to the article. Discuss.

Live Footy Streaming on ESPN

August 7, 2009

It may only be showing three of the eight AFL matches each week live, but it is now available for free at ESPN.


August 4, 2009

It appears to be a tradition in the mathblogosphere to announce when a new preprint appears on the arXiv. Now I’m not really part of the mathblogosphere, but still, I present to you Metaplectic Whittaker Functions and Crystal Bases.

This is wrong

August 2, 2009


Hauritz to Flintoff, SIX, oooh, Flintoff uses the feet here and lofts Hauritz clean over long-on, lovely shot, after some third-umpire assistance that is ruled a six having hit the boundary on the full

Not that it is the wrong interpretation of the rules, but in that the boundary should be given to the fielding team, like in the good old days when this would’ve been only four runs.