Best Food Reading for 11/02/2015

Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe – NYT Cooking “To some, Cheddar is synonymous with Vermont, even if it is produced in several other states, too. For most, mashed potatoes are an absolute essential for a proper Thanksgiving table. Combining them seems natural, whether customary or not. Using two-year-old aged Vermont…

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Best Food Reading for 10/09/2015

Louisiana Legend Paul Prudhomme Dead at 75 – Eater “Iconic Cajun and Creole chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. Per WWL in New Orleans, a rep from Prudhomme’s restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, says Prudhomme’s death comes in the wake of “a brief illness.”” tags:f louisiana prudhomme…

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What I’m Reading on 10/28/2013

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word ‘Robot’ “Robot is drawn from an old Church Slavonic word, robota, for “servitude,” “forced labor” or “drudgery.” The word, which also has cognates in German, Russian, Polish and Czech, was a product of the central European system of serfdom by which a tenant’s…

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Math software in the age of the iPad and other tablets

Will the next generation of tablets lead to new and better user interfaces for mathematical software? Will this encourage the use of tablets in education? Back in the 80s and 90s I was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department in IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY. Under the leadership…

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