Need to unwind? How about a long, relaxing bath of crude oil? This is a real thing in Azerbaijan. The article claims that the bath “looks, smells and flows like used engine oil.” Yes, well.
For a show that’s all about nerds/geeks, The Big Bang Theory hasn’t gone over especially well with its featured demographic. Criticisms vary, from “it’s making fun of us” to “the laugh track is too much” to “it’s sexist.” Ryan Somma mounts a vigorous defense of the show, and though I don’t agree with everything he says, he makes some good points.
Speaking of geeks: 20 Kick-Ass Programming Quotes. #9: “Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.” -Eric S. Raymond
Penny Arcade in classic form, mainly for the last two panels, which made my wife laugh even more than me.
SMBC explains Fourier transforms, as only SMBC can.
Have a stupendous weekend. See you Monday!