December 17, 2008

Cosmic-ray bursts. They must be.

Or at least that's how I explain the odd pattern of phone calls I've been receiving recently, where people fail to leave messages even though I didn't answer the calls. Some of them have been local, and I am guessing they are wrong numbers. But in the past few weeks I've received a series of phone calls from the same number in the 940 area code. It's a bit spooky, since the caller hasn't left a message. If you read my blog, understand that I will not answer a phone call from that number. If you want to contact me, leave a message or e-mail me! And please be aware that lots of people view repeated phone calls as a type of stalking behavior. In my case, I am not concerned for my safety, but I do not have any social obligation to answer all phone calls. That's what voicemail is for...

In related news, someone commented on a post recently in a way that obviously uses the post as an excuse to tout an organization. It's a nonprofit, but since it looks like the organization hired a media firm to write comments on the same topic across multiple blogs, I'm treating it as comment spam. Zap!

Finally, my daughter has decided to read Leonard Susskind's The Black Hole War after discovering that it has an Escher drawing as a key metaphor towards the end of the book. She's upset with the pollywog-and-rocks illustration early on, partly because she's disappointed that a physicist could have such a poor understanding of biology. (You'll have to read the book to understand.)

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