Category Archives: science/technology

Easily Grossed Out?

There are lots of straight lines here but I’m going to avoid them. Easily Grossed Out? You Might Be A Conservative! “Participants who rated higher in disgust sensitivity were more likely to oppose gay marriage and abortion, issues that are … Continue reading

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News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com

Hear, hear (or is it, “Here, here” — smile) News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com “Across the industrial spectrum, in organizations both small and large, we need more women leaders. The evidence … Continue reading

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Please don’t give us software that works | ZDNet.com

Here’s an odd backhanded compliment to Apple’s iLife software: $800 Mac Mini? I’m all set, Apple | Education IT | ZDNet.com “However, even iLife has its drawbacks in an educational setting. It simply hands so much to the students that … Continue reading

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It’s about time!

I hope that we manage to follow through: climate change envoy vows ‘dramatic diplomacy’ “‘The time for denial, delay and dispute is over. The time for the United States to take up its rightful place at the negotiating table is … Continue reading

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Yes Virgina, you can fool some of the people…

Sad, funny, story about quality, quantity and the consumer society: Interview: iPhone dev gets existential about “crap” apps “What High said next, however, is perhaps a bit more telling: ‘I think Apple does a good job of featuring apps that … Continue reading

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Tim Cook on Apple

Time Cook’s vision of Apple “We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make and participate only in markets where we can make … Continue reading

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(British) teens flock to new maths show

Would this work in America? How about a tour…? BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Teens flock to new maths show “A new theatre show which explores the world of maths has become a hit with with teenage students. … Continue reading

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academia is a damn ugly place, especially for women

Basics – In ‘Geek Chic’ and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science – NYTimes.com From a purely Darwinian point of view, expecting a young woman to sacrifice her reproductive fitness for the sake of career advancement is simply … Continue reading

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Debugging real situations is also hard

Removing cats to protect birds backfires on island “The unintended consequences of the cat-removal project show the dangers of meddling with an ecosystem — even with the best of intentions, the study said. ‘The lessons for conservation agencies globally is … Continue reading

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foaf builder – it was all going so well and then

(update: on the other hand, it appears to have worked… My spiffy FOAF URI is http://foafbuilder.qdos.com/people/gwking.myopenid.com/foaf.rdf) I was trying to add myself to FOAF builder (just because). It was slick. It was nice. It was using OpenID. But then: Fatal … Continue reading

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