So this is one of those “what are the odds?” situations that I seem to have from time to time. It is time to pay my property taxes, and so with the twice annual tears in my eyes I went to the website of the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector to hand over the loot electronically. There’s some entering of data to indicate to the site precisely what property is in question, but before proceeding you’re taken to a page with a captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). Here it is (click for larger view.):
The random word I had to type was “boson”. Isn’t that odd?!
For those of you who don’t know, this is a term in physics -my field- for particles that Continue reading ‘Bosonic Taxes?’