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  • Better Links Than Never

    Hey everyone! Sorry about the placeholder entry earlier today; I got caught up in hanging out with my sister (and making some delicious pork ribs) and totally forgot about the blog entirely.

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  • Overconfidence and Communication

    Today I turned in the paperwork for my job! Hopefully I’ll start soon. Something that’s been bugging me for awhile about the communities around the hard sciences and tech fields is that very frequently, you’ll encounter people who are dead certain that their opinions are absolutely correct and that anybody who disagrees with them is not only incorrect, but also flawed as a human being for disagreeing with them.

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  • Kicking the Daily Blogging Off!

    Today’s the first day of this daily blogging thing that I’m going to do for the conceivable future! I figure a good way to start off is to talk briefly about a topic that I’ve been thinking about each day, and then at the end I’ll post some things to interesting articles or blogposts and a brief summary of things I’ve accomplished that day.

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  • Hello World!

    So this blog has been dead for the longest time! I’ve just now gotten to reviving it and have resolved to make one post every day from now on, no matter what it’s about.

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  • China 2011 Trip - Day Eight

    Today (well, technically yesterday) was the start of our trip to Jiuzhaigou and Chongqing. We flew down at ~10am and arrived after a three-hour flight.

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  • China 2011 Trip - Days Five Through Seven

    Days five and six consisted of us picking up one of my cousins (on my father’s side of the family) from the train stop and venturing around the Olympic grounds with her.

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  • China 2011 Trip - Day Four

    Today was mostly a logistics and planning day. Nailed down our trip down south, went out to eat with a couple of family friends at a Szechuan restaurant.

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  • China 2011 Trip - Day Three

    Today we went to take some professional photos as a family. It took eleven hours. Thoughts: Being a professional model must be incredibly hard.

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  • China 2011 Trip - Days One and Two

    I’m in Beijing, China at the moment, visiting relatives for about two weeks. One of the things that’s struck me is how much the city has changed from just four years ago.

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  • Correlations Without Correlata

    I recently came across an interesting paper on quantum information theory outlining exactly why superluminal communications via quantum entanglement - so-called “spooky action-at-a-distance” - is impossible.

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