Software Archaeology

Vernor Vinge prophetically wrote of a time when programmer-archaeologists maintained the fabric of civilization by diving into and modifying legacy code which ran the systems that society depended upon.

Various other folks have picked up on this notion, from the [serious](http://java.sys-con.com/node/487614) to the [humorous ...
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Socialism, Capitalism, Spending, oh my!

For a change of pace, I’m going to ruminate on the state of affairs as I see them.

(It’s my blog, I get to exercise my [First Amendment](http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html)! ;-)
(Yes, I’m procrastinating. The cluster is down for maintenance, and I need a ...
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CDT rewrite toolbox

So, my colleagues have developed a CDT program that’s usable. Fortunately for me, it’s in LISP, which lacks parallel processing, modern libraries, a nice IDE, and the other goodies I’ve become accustomed to in my work life. (That means I get to figure these features out and ...

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A Nobel Pursuit

Date Category Physics

Well, the Nobel Prizewinners are to be announced ~~tomorrow~~Tuesday. In the spirit of fun (and to demonstrate how much science really does advance), here are some predictions and other fun facts gleaned from around the ‘Net:

Can you predict the Nobel Prizewinners in Chemistry & Physics by counting citations? Apparently ...

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Causal Dynamical Triangulations

Rajesh Kommu and Professor Steve Carlip are working on interesting ways to model quantum gravity using computational methods. Rajesh has been kind enough to help show me where to get started:

Dynamically Triangulating Lorentzian Quantum Gravity

A non-perturbative Lorentzian path integral for gravity

Non-perturbative 3d Lorentzian Quantum Gravity

Spectral Dimension ...

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