Fannie Seeks $15.3 Billion in Aid After 10th Loss →
crazynutjob: This is why fear about research at the LHC is unfounded. We already have made black holes on Earth.
if you get paid based on a salary with no provision for overtime pay, how much “overtime” (time above & beyond your standard 40-hour week) would you be willing to work before you quit your job? perhaps a preceding question should be, “if you’re on salary, what’s your standard work week?”
robot-heart-politics: hilker: they’re complaining about two hours a day? hundreds of thousands of americans would be glad to work for an extra two hours a day because it meant they had a job at all. If those Americans weren’t getting PAID for those two hours, though, they wouldn’t be happy, either. less happy than not having a job? doubtful. also, salary generally doesn’t include...
The blue-and-white banner exclaiming “anticipation” on the front of Central...– Rhode Island teachers fired: Plan roils poor RI city - washingtonpost.com Keep in mind that two hours a day adds up when you consider the average school year in the U.S. is 180 days. Lengthening the school day by two hours without raising pay would essentially mean teachers would not be paid for...
With no modification and little debate, Democrats... →
crazynutjob: At least the House had 97 votes against it this time. I disagree with the assessment in the article. This is not a win for Republicans. It is not a win for Democrats. It is not a win for any American.
Weoponizing Mozart - Reason Magazine →
“Britain might not make steel anymore, or cars, or pop music worth listening to, but, boy, are we world-beaters when it comes to tyranny. And now classical music, which was once taught to young people as a way of elevating their minds and tingling their souls, is being mined for its potential as a deterrent against bad behavior. In January it was revealed that West Park School, in Derby...
Secular reason — reason cut off from any a priori stipulations of what is good...– Are There Secular Reasons? - NYTimes.com sds: This article is phenomenal. Read the whole thing. via ayjay: portraitoftheartistasayoungman:davereed)
The brilliance of a good designer is not defined by her ability to represent the...– Nishant Kothary in Predictable Design on UX Mag via inspireUX
Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of... →
“In a statement the authors of the paper said: “Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work. “One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully...
William Shatner to Star in "Sh*t My Dad Says" TV... →
NBC catches Shaun White, coach having vulgar chat... →
this is an excellent take on the incident. “The apology was necessary (even if it did draw more attention to the curses – they were tough to hear without rewinding), but NBC was apologizing for the wrong people. They shouldn’t be apologizing for Bud Keene; they should be apologizing for the network showing it in the first place. Don’t blame Bud Keene for speaking as he does....
A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane... →
“So this is where you do that stuff with the metal, I guess. Nice.” read this with a light heart and for the captions.
Mainstream economists treat expansive monetary and fiscal policy as a universal...– Crazy Nut Job - Stimulus Rant how convenient.
U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes... →
“WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct. See: Fiat currency
The Pitch Music Review - Derren Raser →
Home in This Direction review: “he makes Rufus Wainwright look like a blood-spattered Visigoth.” listen in at Derren’s myspace page.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps... →
at 3:00 begins the important stuff, which means you have three minutes to wrap your head in a towel so you don’t lose your mind. i’m not going to lie, when i start thinking about the various applications of this, i want to reinforce my tin-foil hat and migrate to an isolated and undisclosed location.
New Camera System Takes the Guesswork out of... →
“Sportvision’s FieldFX camera system records the action while object-recognition software identifies each fielder and runner, as well as the ball. After a play, the system spits out data for every movement: the trajectory of the ball, how far the fielder ran, and so on.” fantastic. i’m all for exposing jeter for the shortstop he really is. i’m afraid, though, that this...
Work Smart: Stop Multi-Tasking and Start Doing One... →
Global Warming in Last 15 Years Insignificant,... →
“Jones also allowed for the possibility that the world as a whole was warmer in medieval times than it is today — a concession that may also undermine theories that global warming is caused by man. In addition, Jones admitted that an overall lack of organization, and his poor record keeping and office-tidying skills, had contributed to his reluctance to share data with critics,...
sds: Jamie Cullum - “Don’t Stop The Music”...
davereed: fmylife: Today, we got a foot of snow. My boyfriend didn’t respond to my texts or calls for two hours. I thought he was dead. Turns out he was making an igloo. I’m so glad I’m dating a 3rd grader. FML Um, yeah, your boyfriend is awesome and you are clingy. He can do better.
The Onion: NASA Scientists Plan to Approach Girl... →
Winter Training Logistics
mdfsmash: My favorite part of our weekend training email: “If you are joining coaches outdoors, plan on possible slippery surfaces. You can help your feet stay warm and dry by covering socks with plastic bags before putting on shoes. The perfect bag would be the ones in supermarket for bagging vegetables and fruits.” PLASTIC BAGS!?! Has anyone done this before?? — P.S. I have 5 days to...
…the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is...– Feds push for tracking cell phones | Politics and Law - CNET News alternately titled as, New Boss Same as the Old Boss the article wins because of this: “Not long ago, the concept of tracking cell phones would have been the stuff of spy movies. In 1998’s “Enemy of the...