Monthly Archives: May 2014

A change to my year-end civilization metric

Since I began this blog back in the dark days of September 2011, I’ve listed some “civilization metrics” at the end of each year (2011, 2012, 2013). The motivation comes from enjoying graphs of things like Moore’s Law that always stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, General, Science (general), Technology

Use the last significant digit to convey precision

Imagine you heard someone offhandedly say “The distance from London to Rome is about 1000 miles.” Now say you are more comfortable in SI units so you do a quick conversion in your head and think “So the distance from … Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics, Rationality