Create an Inexpensive Whiteboard with a Wiimote

An interesting project from a CMU student.

Talk about Digging up the Past

The other day the Hillary Clinton campaign issued a press release attacking Barack Obama for being ambitious, and managed to dig up a third grade essay he wrote. I think it is preposterous to criticize Obama for this. When we are young, and even in college making life plans, we all have ideas and dreams as to what we'd like to be when we grow-up. They are not all serious. When I was in first grade I wanted to be an astronaut.
In spite of all this, having worked on campaigns and such, people do not normally get elected by accident. It's a lot of work to be a candidate, and you need to want it if you are to get elected. Of all the issues and differences between the candidates in this campaign, I find this one to be rather petty. If you are running for an office, including President, there is always going to be a component of ambition there.

WPI ECE Department Reading List

The WPI ECE Department compiled an interesting reading list. If you are looking for something new to read, I recommend checking it out.

Why it is Rational to Vote in Elections

Here is an argument from Columbia University as to why voting is rational.

The Last Lecture

Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and after being diagnosed with it gave a moving lecture at his school. It has now become an internet sensation, and if you have not gotten a chance to see it yet, I highly recommend sitting back and spending the hour to watch it.

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