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The Purity Scale of Science (xkcd)

xkcd - Purity ScaleThis is for those of you who aren’t subscribers to my favourite comic, xkcd – a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Today’s episode deals with different branches of science and their purity; that is, can they be distilled down to a ‘more pure’ science.

Maths is classed as the purest of sciences – of course – but where does computing lie? I’d like to think it lies alongside physics, but in reality I imagine it is along a different branch involving applied electronics (itself, applied physics).

Don’t forget, each xkcd comic has image ‘alt’ text… essentially a bonus joke on those tiresome Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays! (Today’s is especially good.)

Randall Munroe (of xkcd) Visits Google

I absolutely, positively, know I’ve written about this and I would bet my life savings that I posted it, but alas I cannot find it anywhere.

Every-so-slightly delayed (months later!), here’s what happened when Randall Munroe (of xkcd fame) was invited to Google – he also gave an Authors@Google talk.

More Googleplex videos here, including the excellent Tech Talks that I can’t get enough of.