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Archives for April, 2009

Jaunty Jackalope Ubuntu

Installed Jaunty Jackalope with Wubi. Definitely feels like a smoother UI on my Lenovo.

Swine influenza, seasonality, and the northern hemisphere: This history demonstrates the seasonality of pandemic influenza, and suggesta that spread of A/California/09/2009 in the northern hemisphere is not imminent. Based on this regularity, the epidemic in Mexico should be over no later than the end of May. While it is not ‘impossible to see the current…

Pray the virus away

Carl Zimmer points out that Marianne Williamson is making some real strange suggestions in regards to the swine flue in The Huffington Post: l) Pray it away. Just pray it away, asking God as you understand Him, the Divine Physician, Jesus or whatever other form of divine imagery works for you. Simply ask that it…

That’s what Sandy at Digital Biology is suggesting from her analyses…. (also see Tara of Aetiology’s response)

The rise of empirical economics

In the wake of my post on Predictably Irrational, The Last Temptation of Risk: THE GREAT Credit Crisis has cast into doubt much of what we thought we knew about economics. We thought that monetary policy had tamed the business cycle. We thought that because changes in central-bank policies had delivered low and stable inflation,…

Dan MacArthur has a post, Genetics of complex traits in Europeans and East Asians: similarities and differences: With those goals in mind, you can expect to see many more GWAS of non-European populations over the next couple of years, and some explicit comparisons of the differing genetic architecture of complex traits between populations. Exciting times…

I first encountered Dan Ariely on the radio show Marketplace, where he offers up little nuggets of research data from the new field of behavioral economics. Because of the individual scale of the research many of Ariely’s findings have some personal finance implications. Consider the pain of paying. This is the finding that when people…

OK, it’s from Onion News Network. I really like the touch of the vapid hostess.

Wondering, what if Dick Cheney had run for President.

The two gay-friendly cohorts

Matt Springer’s comment that while differences in regards to abortion remain important among the young, but that there no deep fissure in regards to homosexuality, rings true. I decided to look at the same variables as I did below across the years, but limited to the age group 18-30. In other words, each year from…