Links 4/14/12

Links for you. Science:

The Computing Trend that Will Change Everything
Whooping cough outbreak in Boulder
Maybe we can have a better press corp! (on science reporting)
Mind-controlling virus forces parasitic wasp to put all its eggs in one basket
NIH Unperturbed by New Way of Peering Into Personal Genomic Data

Other:

Jobs And Freedom: Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil Right (must read)
When patching the boat becomes unethical (a dispatch from a university in crisis). (“We’ve spent years figuring out how to do more with less. It’s time for us to figure out how to do less.”)
Teen Birth Rate Down; Thanks, Contraception!
Is Choice a Panacea? (on charter schools)
Bank Lobbyist on Rep. Maxine Waters as Chair of Financial Services Committee: “Just the name sends shivers up the spine”
The Moment of Truth: Post Tells Readers We Should Only Care About Business Concerns
The Clan of the Red Beanie Stalks MLK, Sanity
Cannibalize the Future
You heard that right
Yes, Virginia, This Is Obama’s JOBS Act
Why My Mother Wants Me Dead
Texts from a dog (hillarious)
Does the 2012 Presidential Election Matter?
Character vs. “Character”
In Which I Rain on Everyone’s Cory Booker Parade
Who Saw Housing Bubble?

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One Response to Links 4/14/12

  1. dr2chase says:

    I am less optimistic about that computing trend. I work in software, I know people who work in hardware, I try to follow the trends. There are all sorts of annoying problems that we face nowadays. Among them, “insulators” are becoming so thin that they are leaky (the old trick of cutting the clock rate to save power now buys you less). Cell phones save power by using a simpler architecture (ARM). There’s some one-shot tricks we could do that would save more power yet, but none of them is something that we can repeat again and again into the future.

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