TITLE: Quick Hits, Saturday Edition
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: July 07, 2007 7:10 AM
Don't believe me about
computational processes occurring in nature?
Clocking In And Out Of Gene Expression,
Some genes turn other genes on and off. To mark time, they
maintain a clock by adding ubiquitin molecules to a chain;
when the chain reaches a length of five, the protein is
destroyed. That sounds a lot like a Turing machine using a
separate tape as a counter...
Becky Hirta learned something that should make all of us
feel either better or worse:
basic math skills are weak everywhere.
We can feel better because it's not just our students, or
we can feel worse because almost no one can do basic math.
One need not be able to solve solve linear equations to
learn how to write most software, but an inability to
learn how to solve solve linear equations doesn't bode
Hey, I made the
latest Carnival of the Agilists.
The Carnival dubs itself "the bi-weekly blogroll that takes
a sideways slice through the agile blogosphere". It's a
nice way for me to find links to articles on agile software
development that I might otherwise have missed.