The Reference Frame
Supersymmetric world from a conservative viewpoint
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Like James Bond, Nature loves to walk a micron from the cliff
Inconsistencies, like the death of 007, are often avoided by microns or "almost" miracles. Nature abhors arbitrary bans on "p...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Google Translate made a stunning AI quantum leap
Translators will have nothing to eat. Soon. As I learned from Technet.cz , Google Translate was switched to a revolutionary new version o...
Marine Le Pen's victory is unlikely but not very unlikely
Many of us were carefully following the first round of the 2017 French presidential elections . Dark blue Le Pen won much of the East or...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Berkeley pop scientist denies the orbital cause of ice ages
Thankfully, the March For Science was a dud. A couple of extremists showed their childish banners such as this one by computer scientist Sc...
Monday, April 24, 2017
How and why strings generalize geometry
Erwin reminded us how excited he was by the fact that string theory provides us with a quantum generalization of the rules of geometry. What...
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Einstein's job in 1911: he liked the city of Prague, not so much the people of Prague
The new series about Einstein will start to be aired (in CZ) tomorrow Two years ago when I switched my Internet provider and cable TV to U...
March For Science is deeply misguided, unethical
Comrade Vladimir Lenin celebrates his birthday in his mausoleum today (I have been there) – congratulations to all left-wing readers. Some a...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Physicists, smart folks use same symbols for Lie groups, algebras for good reasons
I have always been amazed by the sheer stupidity and tastelessness of the people who aren't ashamed of the likes of Peter Woit. He is ob...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The O'Reilly Factor was the #1 news program in history
Fox News has fired the veteran journalist Bill O'Reilly. He was supposed to return from vacations in Italy on April 24th but "accor...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
All of string theory's power, beauty depends on quantum mechanics
Wednesday papers: Arkani-Hamed et al. show that the amplituhedron is all about sign flips. Maldacena et al. study the double-trace deform...
LHCb insists on tension with lepton universality in \(1\)-\(6\GeV^2\)
The number of references to B-mesons on this blog significantly exceeds my degree of excitement about these bound states of quarks and anti...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Climate whackos abandon NYT because it hired a skeptic
The Gray Lady is a left-leaning daily which is immensely unpopular with many of you and with a big part of the Republican base. But I must...
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Czechia absorbed 12 out of 1600 proposed refugees, that's it
The Czech politicians would prefer to pay fines Czech minister of interior Mr Milan Chovanec (formerly a vegetable clerk, local politician...
Saturday, April 15, 2017
My Windows Creators Update froze at 82%
Every year, Microsoft is upgrading its "last" operating system for PC, Windows 10. Sometimes there are two medium-size upgrades a ...
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