My San Franciso-based doppelganger seems to be doing very well. (NY Times, registration required.)
Anti-intellectualism is spreading on college campuses. As the kids would say, "No shit, Sherlock."
Maps of 802.11b access points in Raleigh/Cary/RTP/Chapel Hill.
Discovery(?), using Amazon data: conservatives read conservative books, while liberals read liberal books.
National Review piece that attempts to refute Easterbrook concerning SUVs (see entry for January 15, below). Doesn't score many points. This defense of SUVs is more to the point and much funnier. ("Honk if I ran you over!")
Long article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about What's Wrong With Economics. Three observations. One: the squabbling in the economics department of Notre Dame is so bad the department will probably have to be split into two. Wow. Two: the article irritatingly and misleadingly conflates the thoughtful criticisms of Deirdre McCloskey and Ed Leamer--who have also proposed viable, constructive ways to address the criticisms they raise--with spacey critics who advocate Austrian, Afrocentric, Marxian, and feminist approaches to economics that won't fix anything. Three: to the gentleman who claims economics isn't "predictive" and has the same maturity as "physics before Newton and possibly before Galileo," what social science do you have that's better? And maybe you should reconsider your career choice; I bet sociology could use a guy like you. (Or as the classic wisecrack has it: if you move to sociology, you'll raise the IQ of both disciplines.)
UPDATE: Link is now fixed. Thanks, Julia!
Yet another reason why your humble proprietor is not equipped to be a physicist: this theoretical physicist says time does not exist.
Do car accidents go up immediately following the Super Bowl, especially in losing states??
Interesting argument that my people, the Ashkenazi Jews, are Nature's attempt to overclock people.