Monthly Archives: September 2009

reality, not so mure

New GOP Meme On Joe Wilson: Obama Started It! | TPMDC “An interesting new pattern has emerged from some Republicans. Both during and after yesterday’s House admonishment of Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) outburst of ‘You lie!’ during President Obama’s speech … Continue reading

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When Getting Beaten By Your Husband Is A Pre-Existing Condition

this sounds bad… “With the White House zeroing in on the insurance-industry practice of discriminating against clients based on pre-existing conditions, administration allies are calling attention to how broadly insurers interpret the term to maximize profits. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Quietest room in the world opens its doors – Telegraph

Shhhh. The world’s ‘quietest’ room opened its doors for the study of nanotechnology in Bristol.   Dr David Carberry prepares an experiment in the new Bristol University building which is the ‘quietest’ in the world Photo: SWNS The ”ultra-low vibration … Continue reading

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Franklin is sad

Philadelphia Library – Closing “We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or … Continue reading

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Everyone should know how easily we’re fooled

Study Reveals How Magic Works | LiveScience “As we are looking at the world, we have this impression that what we see is the real world. What this tells us is the way we see the world is more strongly … Continue reading

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Good piece on anonymity, data and privacyq

“Anonymized” data really isn’t—and here’s why not – Ars Technica “Such work by computer scientists over the last fifteen years has shown a serious flaw in the basic idea behind ‘personal information’: almost all information can be ‘personal’ when combined … Continue reading

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