| Andrew Cooke | Contents | Latest | RSS | Twitter | Previous | Next


Welcome to my blog, which was once a mailing list of the same name and is still generated by mail. Please reply via the "comment" links.

Always interested in offers/projects/new ideas. Eclectic experience in fields like: numerical computing; Python web; Java enterprise; functional languages; GPGPU; SQL databases; etc. Based in Santiago, Chile; telecommute worldwide. CV; email.

Personal Projects

Lepl parser for Python.

Colorless Green.

Photography around Santiago.

SVG experiment.

Professional Portfolio

Calibration of seismometers.

Data access via web services.

Cache rewrite.

Extending OpenSSH.

C-ORM: docs, API.

Last 100 entries

Small Success With Go!; Re: Quick message - This link is broken; Adding Reverb To The Echo Chamber; Sox Audio Tools; Would This Have Been OK?; Honesty only important economically before institutions develop; Stegangraphy via PS4; OpenCL Mess; More Book Recommendations; Good Explanation of Difference Between Majority + Minority; Musical Chairs - Who's The Privileged White Guy; I can see straight men watching this conversation and laffing; When it's Actually a Source of Indignation and Disgust; Meta Thread Defending POC Causes POC To Close Account; Indigenous People Of Chile; Curry Recipe; Interesting Link On Marginality; A Nuclear Launch Ordered, 1962; More Book Recs (Better Person); It's Nuanced, And I Tried, So Back Off; Marx; The Negative Of Positive; Jenny Holzer Rocks; Huge Article on Cultural Evolution and More; "Ignoring language theory"; Negative Finger Counting; Week 12; Communication Via Telecomm Bids; Finding Suspects Via Relatives' DNA From Non-Crime Databases; Statistics and Information Theory; Ice OK in USA; On The Other Hand; (Current Understanding Of) Chilean Taxes / Contributions; M John Harrison; Playing Games on a Cloud GPU; China Gamifies Real Life; Can't Help Thinking It's Thoughtcrime; Mefi Quotes; Spray Painting Bike Frame; Weeks 10 + 11; Change: No Longer Possible To Merge Metadata; Books on Old Age; Health Tree Maps; MRA - Men's Rights Activists; Writing Good C++14; Risk Assessment - Fukushima; The Future of Advertising and Surveillance; Travelling With Betaferon; I think I know what I dislike so much about Metafilter; Weeks 8 + 9; More; Pastamore - Bad Italian in Vitacura; History Books; Iraq + The (UK) Governing Elite; Answering Some Hard Questions; Pinochet: The Dictator's Shadow; An Outsider's Guide To Julia Packages; Nobody gives a shit; Lepton Decay Irregularity; An Easier Way; Julia's BinDeps (aka How To Install Cairo); Good Example Of Good Police Work (And Anonymity Being Hard); Best Santiago Burgers; Also; Michael Emmerich (Vibrator Translator) Interview (Japanese Books); Clarice Lispector (Brazillian Writer); Books On Evolution; Looks like Ara (Modular Phone) is dead; Index - Translations From Chile; More Emotion in Chilean Wines; Week 7; Aeon Magazine (Science-ish); QM, Deutsch, Constructor Theory; Interesting Talk Transcripts; Interesting Suggestion Of Election Fraud; "Hard" Books; Articles or Papers on depolarizing the US; Textbook for "QM as complex probabilities"; SFO Get Libor Trader (14 years); Why Are There Still So Many Jobs?; Navier Stokes Incomplete; More on Benford; FBI Claimed Vandalism; Architectural Tessellation; Also: Go, Blake's 7; Delusions of Gender (book); Crypto AG DID work with NSA / GCHQ; UNUMS (Universal Number Format); MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); Interesting Looking Game; Euler's Theorem for Polynomials; Weeks 3-6; Reddit Comment; Differential Cryptanalysis For Dummies; Japanese Graphic Design; Books To Be Re-Read; And Today I Learned Bugs Need Clear Examples; Factoring a 67 bit prime in your head; Islamic Geometric Art; Useful Julia Backtraces from Tasks; Nothing, however, is lost with less discomfort than that which, when lost, cannot be missed

© 2006-2015 Andrew Cooke (site) / post authors (content).

Japanese Govt Lied About Radiation Levels Because...

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:25:11 -0300

...those pesky foreigners didn't trust them and were leaving the country

What's the logic here?  The govt lies because people don't believe them so
people trust them less and the govt lies more?

Oh, and the partial meltdown of reactors 1 and 3 was confirmed yesterday.  Now
that it's not in teh news any more...




And Up...

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:29:03 -0300


"Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at least 15,000% higher
than previously announced"


And Away...

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 21:29:39 -0400


Fukushima 'Full Meltdown' Made Official


And Beyond...

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:20:32 -0400


"Japan Finally Admits TOTAL Meltdown at 3 Nuclear Reactors Within Hours of
Earthquake ... And More Than DOUBLES Estimate of Radiation Released After


Or Below...

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:36:41 -0400


"Molten nuclear fuel in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is
likely to have burned through pressure vessels"

"The report, which is to be submitted to the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA), said fuel rods in reactors No 1, 2 and 3 had probably not only
melted, but also breached their inner containment vessels and accumulated in
the outer steel containment vessels."

Report not yet linked from


Politics Behind Fukushima Mess

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:19:12 -0400

This NY Times article explains the political mess and lack of trust behind the
emergency response.  It8s this kind of problem - not the easy-to-solve,
clean-cut technical issues - that proponents of nuclear power need to fix.



Comment on this post