Monthly Archives: March 2012

Links 3/31/12

Links for you. Science: Girls in STEM The emergence of “nodding disease” Has Modern Science Become Dysfunctional? NIH director to Cambridge biotechnology executives: Coming years won’t be easy Other: Apple and the risks of trading 29,000 times per second Seeing … Continue reading

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Incompetent Pundits and Inefficient Markets

Thomas Frank brings some wonderful snark: A second lesson: if economists—and journalists, and bankers, and bond analysts, and accountants—don’t pay some price for egregious and repeated misrepresentations of reality, then markets aren’t efficient after all. Either the gentlemen of the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Fucking Morons

Unreasonable Expectations and the Commercialization of Fun

Ed at Gin and Tacos highlights a comment (boldface mine): Vegas is what people who have never seen America, or who have never seen an America that exists past the nearest Circle K, imagine when they think of “having a … Continue reading

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Links 3/30/12

Links for you. Science: Mooney now agrees with us – Denialists deserve ridicule, not debate (absolute must-read for all) The Problems With Calling Comments “Post-Publication Peer-Review” James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket? New model … Continue reading

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My Simple Solution to Fix the MBTA’s Funding Shortfall

A while ago, I noted that the MBTA’s budget cuts were idiotic and short-sighted, especially the weekend service cuts: Then there’s the effect on tourism. The E train goes directly to the MFA and very close the Gardiner Museum. It … Continue reading

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Links 3/29/12

Links for you. Science: Collection of Jumping spiders The Most Badass Fish in the Sea Sequencing our gut bacteria: the hype and hope of another big science project Not a Normal Killing Other: Over at The Daily Beast’s Home for … Continue reading

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A Casuality of ‘Fiscal Responsibility’: Earthquake Warning

Because warning people about natural disasters is the cold, dead hand of socialism (boldface mine): “The main problem is funding,” said Doug Given, a project manager for the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake monitoring program. “In the current government financial situation, … Continue reading

Posted in CIA Spy Shit, Earthquakes, Fucking Morons, Funding