Around the Intertubes: December 30, 2010

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 30, 2010

1. My peeps and I are big in China, but I don’t quite know what to think about the reasons for our popularity.

2. A belated Happy Birthday–and many more!–to Ronald Coase. Appreciations may be found here, here, and here.

3. Contrary to popular opinion, the United States has never wanted Iran to have nuclear weapons–not even when the Shah was in power. Be sure to note the last paragraph of the article.

4. Via 3 Quarks Daily, we learn of the creation of an Earth simulator. This ought to be tremendously fascinating; if nothing else, the experiment will bring about significant breakthroughs in computer technology.

5. Someday, I hope to be listed as a prominent SuperNerd/SuperGeek. In the meantime, take a look at this year’s batch.

  • Demosthenes

    Unfortunately, I’m sure the people programming the Earth simulator will be consulting the IPCC and the University of East Anglia for their climate models. P’raps they should look up that Piers Corbyn fellow instead.

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