Author: George Burgyan

Panic and Conspiracies

Most people online just seem to be addicted to panic porn. Alternately, glomming onto conspiracy theories. Science is good when it gives the answer you want, but should be ignored otherwise. I don’t get it, honestly. For...

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The power of predictions

One of the wonderful things about a scientific theory is the the power to make a prediction about the future. You can make a prediction — and afterward you can be measured on that prediction. It’s the line in the...

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More virus analysis

To me, it’s 100% obvious how the virus behaves as it does: once you reach a critical percentage of the population that is infected (and keep in mind that the numbers posted provide a lower bound to the actual infection...

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Country sunset

I was driving home from my brother’s new place today as the sun was slowly dipping below the horizon. My arm was hanging out the window of the truck letting in the still-warm air. It just looked like a painting. And each...

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Funky code

Today I had the opportunity to write some interesting code. We needed to, essentially, insert a hack into our system wherein one style of request had a slightly different style of processing. So this is in Go. Functions are...

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