Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Dec 09, 2005  |  1 comments
As a guy, I really want to brag—but wouldn't that mean 'fessing up to stupidity?
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 16, 2006  |  0 comments
Evidence that a Black Hole leaves a dent in space-time "just like a dimple in one's favorite spot on the sofa."Right, that's precisely the homey metaphor that immediately occurred to me. Isn't anybody else alarmed by alterations in reality as we perceive it? i mean, it is all about me, isn't it?
Wes Phillips  |  May 23, 2007  |  0 comments
Bill Maxwell always wanted to teach journalism at a historically black college, but after only two years, he quit, disillusioned. Judging from the comments of many of my professor friends, his story wouldn't have been all that different at any land grant university, either.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 19, 2007  |  2 comments
That just seems so wrong. But the article is a reasonable excuse to link to this.
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments
The slot-loaded two-way JM Reynaud Duet loudspeaker ($1525/pair) sounded quite special, driven by the Blue Circle FtTH. "That was surprising," the Reynaud rep explained. "We had Gilbert's top-of-the-line preamplifier and a pair of Blue Moon monoblocks, which we had intended to use. While we were setting up, we connected the FtTH and the synergy between that amp and these speakers was just magical—so we knew what to do."
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 28, 2007  |  0 comments
Somehow, the November issue of Technology Review made it to the top of my Empire State Building pile of unread magazines and I happened upon this fascinating recollection by Freeman Dyson about working for the Operational Research Section during WWII.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 26, 2007  |  0 comments
The Beeb censored Shane MacGowan's "Fairytale of New York" for its use of a slur. Sam Leith argues that Auntie mistook a slur for a swear-word—an unforgivable sin in the maidenly world of journalism.
Wes Phillips  |  Oct 02, 2006  |  1 comments
Are Bose-Einstein Coordinates really a fifth state of matter? Are these really BECs?
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 02, 2006  |  0 comments
Gamut makes everything from source components to loudspeakers, so the Gamut room really was the Gamut room. Lars Goller designed the $14,800/pair l-7 three-way floorstanders and I was knocked out by how relaxed and natural acoustic music sounded though them. They looked fabulous, too.
Wes Phillips  |  May 23, 2006  |  0 comments
The real horror of The Da Vinci Code? It's Tom Hanks' hair.