Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was in Vancouver tonight at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre to sing, talk, and share stories, pictures and videos of his early life, his successful launches into space and his missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He looked extremely natural and genuine on the stage, and answered questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. . . . → Read More: Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

An ode to Pulp Fiction Books, and used book stores in general

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One thing I’ve always loved about Pulp Fiction Books on Main Street is the two sets of shelves that flank the front door. Each cubby hole houses two books — one facing the window, the other turned to the store. The selection of books on display seems to change pretty frequently, and often lures me . . . → Read More: An ode to Pulp Fiction Books, and used book stores in general

Calvin and Hobbes at school

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A collection of Calvin and Hobbes comic strips to use in the classroom

Calvin has never enjoyed much about school: the bullying, the homework, and perhaps his least favourite of all, the tests. He certainly is creative though, and comes up with some gems for answers.

 

And speaking of trick questions, perhaps . . . → Read More: Calvin and Hobbes at school

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

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The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

Recently I was asked by someone what book I would bring with me if I was going to be stuck on an island for eternity. I thought about it for a long while before deciding on The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. I had toyed with the . . . → Read More: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

 

It has been mentioned in virtually every review of this book – the title is slightly misleading. The book is not really about computer scientist Alan Turing at all. Its central character is John von Neumann, a brilliant mathematician who was able to bridge the gap between math and physics in the mid-20th century . . . → Read More: Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe