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Stellar Reunion

I don’t think that I’ve ever gone to a High School or College reunion, but today there was a reunion that I wouldn’t have missed for anything. During the late 80’s, I was part...

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Goo.gl .qr

Since I don’t use twitter, I’m not a big user of URL shorteners, but this new one from Google looks pretty good. My favorite feature is that if you tack .qr on the end...

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The Rolling Stone Interview

The interview with Obama in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone is one of the best I’ve read in a while. They ask him tough questions, but give him plenty of room to speak...

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Bedside Table II

OK, I got behind again, just like last time. Here’s a collection of short reviews of books I’ve been reading recently. I don’t have time to give any of them their due, but perhaps...

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Mt. Washington Auto Road

When we went up the Cog Railway this summer, it took something like an hour to go up the 3 mile track. In this video, Travis Pastrana shows how to go up the 8...

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The Unseen Sea

We really enjoyed this recent video by Simon Christen. The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo. It reminds us of our trip to San Francisco this summer. It may be cloudy a lot...

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Promoting Statistical Literacy

I’ve said for a while that the single best thing you could do to improve our country is to teach everybody statistics. Here’s an interesting article by Cory Doctorow saying the same thing, but...

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Donald T

John Donvan and Caren Zucker have a great article in this month’s Atlantic about Donald Triplett. He’s known in the medical literature as Donald T, case 1 of autism. It turns out that he’s...

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TPC Calculator

Confused about the latest round of tax cut arguments? The Tax Policy Center has a nice calculator which will show you how the different proposals would affect you. Or if you prefer pictures, the...