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links for 2008-11-04

Fafblog! the whole world’s only source for Fafblog. ""All we really need is some kind of simple technological solution," says Giblets, "like a garbage-powered weather machine or a synthetic source of God."" (tags: fafblog science environment silly blogs) McCain Refusing To Tell Voters What’s In Box Unless Elected | The Onion – America’s Finest News…

links for 2008-10-16

slacktivist: Racism and litigation "[N]o, it’s not an overstatement or an uncharitable characterization to say that anyone swallowing this ACORN-scapegoating is insane and a racist bastard. This is a baseless assertion that begins with the argument that poor people and black people are the powers that be in America — that they run the show.…

links for 2008-10-07

Interview with Chad Orzel It’s me, doing a blog interview on how I got into science, how I got into blogging, and the future of science outreach. (tags: science blogs physics academia) xkcd – A Webcomic – Depth Negative powers of ten, xkcd style. (tags: science comics xkcd) Seeing race and seeming racist? Whites go…

September 11, 2008

links for 2008-06-28

Dynamics of Cats : Who is Obama’s Science Adviser? I’m available… (tags: politics US science) Colby pig could live happily ever after “If you were a pig and you go to a pig roast, you’d run away, too. It’s not the ideal spot to hang out.” (tags: animals academia silly) Graphic: How Class Works –…

links for 2008-06-25

Teaching Business at a Liberal Arts College :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, Views and Jobs “With its successful integration of multiple academic disciplines, the study of business is a highly developed form of area studies.” (tags: academia education humanities social-science)

Small Colleges Represent!

Congratulations to Davidson, who just knocked off Gonzaga. It’s a 7-10 game, so not that big an upset, but there aren’t a lot of liberal arts schools winning NCAA games, so let’s hear it for the Wildcats.

I need to disappear into a swamp of paper grading, exam writing, and committee meetings for a while, so here’s a comment thread topic inspired by somebody else’s typo: Librarians or Libertarians? I’m not entirely sure exactly what I’m asking for– it could be “Which of these groups have done more good for humanity?” or…

Where the Nerds Are

For those few readers who are really fascinated by the workings of SF fandom, Kevin Standlee has posted a map of the Worldcon membership by country, and by state for the US and prefecture for Japan. It’s interesting not just for the distribution of the actual members, but for the gaps. Africa appears only in…

The first weekend of the NCAA tournament wound down pretty much the way it started. There were a few good games, but almost all the higher seeds won. Only one of the top eight seeds failed to advance, and that was Wisconsin, who have looked shaky since the loss of Brian Butch. Purdue gave Florida…