Links 1/7/14

Links for you. Science:

Cleaning up your act: simple ways to find errors in your raw data (if only Reinhart and Rogoff had done this…)
Credit for code
Dogs Poop in Alignment with Earth’s Magnetic Field
All mice are the same, until they’re not: ‘Identical’ Black 6 substrains show gene-linked differences in response to cocaine (has implications for replication and generality)
Mark Ruffalo Wants You to Imagine a 100 Percent Clean Energy Future: The celebrity activist isn’t just against fracking; he wants to turn the conversation to green solutions.

Other:

Clemency for Edward Snowden Would Not Set a Dangerous Precedent. In fact, it sets no precedent at all: His singular leak justifies special treatment.
As If To Prove My Point…
The 124 States of America: What the USA would look like if all the secessionist movements had been successful
For urban design, Menino era scores highs and lows
Anti-Semitism row shines light on fractured French society
The Amazon of Higher Education: How tiny, struggling Southern New Hampshire University has become a behemoth.
Fired? Speak No Evil
Lawn Dwellers
Quelle Surprise! New Report Show How Outsourcing State and Local Government Services is About Looting
How Beer Explains 20 Years of NAFTA’s Devastating Effects on Mexico
2013 LIEBERMAN AWARD WINNER: SILICON VALLEY D-BAG GUY
2013 is the year that proved your ‘paranoid’ friend right
Is The NFL Pro-Gay Marriage? Depends Who Your Owner Is
BOSTON’S PARKING JERKS

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One Response to Links 1/7/14

  1. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    Fired? Speak No Evil
    What brings me up short is clause No. 12: No Disparagement. “You agree,” it reads, “that you will never make any negative or disparaging statements (orally or in writing) about the Company or its stockholders, directors, officers, employees, products, services or business practices, except as required by law.” If I don’t agree to this nondisparagement clause, I will not receive my severance — in this case, the equivalent of two weeks of pay.

    So offer not to disparage the company – for two weeks. If they want continued silence, they can continue to pay.

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