Do I want the future of education to be tied to Stanford, Harvard, etc.?...– Educational Disintermediation, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
A member of Gagosian staff tells me that the key paintings which correlate...– ArtSlant - Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot II What?? OK people, let’s crowdsource this
Apple employees and their projects are pieces of a puzzle. The snapshot of the...– The secrets Apple keeps - Fortune Tech
In fact, the chance that what you are reporting is bogus is much higher than the...– Why you really can’t trust any of the research you read « StrategyProfs.net
Yes, that’s @pm_adamdavidson looking a little concerned
Email du jour: Nate Nickerson can help facilitate meetings between members of the media at the World Economic Forum and MIT faculty. Please contact Nate in advance, if possible, or on the ground at Davos. The one exception is that media interested in Sir Tim Berners-Lee should contact Celebrity Speakers Associates.
2 — The number of strips of bacon a person has to eat every day to see a...– Vital Signs: The Man With 2 Hearts; Painkiller Addictions; Eating Bacon - Nicholas Jackson - Health - The Atlantic OK, this gets headlines. BUT IT IS WRONG. The “19% rise” thing is ever so impressive, but if you read the article, it turns out to correspond to a 0.00002641% increase in...
Start by chopping the bacon and putting it in a pan, perhaps with a little olive...– In Defense of the Brussels Sprout - Ari LeVaux - Health - The Atlantic This.
At the appointed time, He will open the curtains, and out onto the world’s stage will step the most credible leader. This Little Horn, or Little Authority, Daniel 7:25, will work behind the scenes in regional framework agreements to change our times and laws to provide order out of the chaos from a soon coming credit breakdown and financial system collapse. The existing rule of law will...
One in three African-American boys born in 2001 stands a lifetime risk of going...– For too many African-Americans, prison is a legacy passed from father to son | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian
In addition, BeyondGlobal provides unique intelligence, pioneers actionable...– BeyondGlobal :: Firm Yes, this is real.
Darling Jacob, First of all, I appreciate your little post-sexist switcheroo on...– Should Barack have told Michelle about the Bin Laden mission? - Slate Magazine @debbieneedles FTW
As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as...– Hunter S. Thompson’s 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job - Boing Boing
Based on EFSF’s current structure, were we to lower one or more of the current...– S&P Shakes Downgrade Stick at EFSF Bonds - MarketBeat - WSJ This is going to happen on Monday, is my guess. And it’s arguably more consequential for the future of the eurozone than the downgrade of France.
Sears forecasts that cash flows for the quarter that will end this month will be...– Sears Chairman Buys Shares, but His Reason Is Unclear - NYTimes.com It’s not just banks which run into liquidity problems.
It is considered rude to bring the check to the table if it has not been...– John Castle, 76-Year-Old Palm Beach Plutocrat, Breaks Insolent Waiter’s Finger
The Davos Index, media title edition
Number of delegates with the word “journalist” in their job title: 1 Number of delegates with the word “blogger” in their job title: 1 Number of delegates with the word “writer” in their job title: 4 Number of delegates with the word “anchor” in their job title: 18 Number of delegates with the word “columnist” in their job title: 19...
brianvan: I just opened Tumblr on a brand-new laptop that has a fresh install of Google Chrome with no extensions at all. Guess what? I got the Missing E popup again! I personally don’t care. Fuck em, you know? But when it comes to most people who are mild-mannered and cooperative, it amounts to bullying. Essentially, Tumblr wants to punch everyone in the face for using Missing E, even...
I’ve been to pretty much everything, from abandoned castles to top of the line...– Scouting An Abandoned Cold War Missile Base Hidden In The Adirondacks « Scouting NY
We could not be married in Israel because of Erin’s official lack of Jewishness,...– Raising a Daughter in Israel Is Newly Challenging – Tablet Magazine This is a powerful piece by Erin Kopelow and Ariel Beery. They’re a couple who married in the US, moved to Israel — which recognizes same-sex foreign marriages — and are now worried that their daughter might be...
A quick rule of thumb is that when someone seems to be acting like a jerk, an...– Econ debate about prices at a fancy restaurant « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
new-aesthetic: Copyrights (2011- Ongoing) The Google Art Project (http://www.googleartproject.com/) contains several paintings which have had a blur filter applied to them so as to make them unrecognisable. Google explain this decison stating that they were, ‘required to be blurred by the museums for reasons pertaining to copyrights.’ After collecting all of these images by taking screenshots...
This is a single page article that could have been done with two sets of...– Enough With The Slideshow Pollution & This Means You, Huffington Post
The New Normal, previously believed to be bell-shaped and thin-tailed in its...– PIMCO | Investment Outlook - Towards the Paranormal It’s entirely possible that Bill Gross is the only person in the world who thought that the New Normal was “bell-shaped and thin-tailed”.
Political scientists John Sides of George Washington University and Jack Citrin...– Americans Stumble on Math of Big Issues - WSJ.com Which only goes to prove how out-of-touch political scientists can be. Not only are people naturally innumerate, but more generally you can’t argue people out of positions that they weren’t argued into.
The Spot Challenge is really a challenge to fill the vast emptiness of...– greg.org: the making of: ‘Imagine A World Of Spots.’
Robert Gibbs was often deployed to push back against the first lady, informing...– ‘The Obamas’: Book Reveals Friction Between Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Obama (UPDATE)
Art history majors are so rare they’re lost in the noise. They account for less...– How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy: Virginia Postrel - Bloomberg I’m an art history major, and proud of it.
Instead of dwelling on the embarrassing mix-up, however, Nara encouraged his...– Yoshitomo Nara Says Works in His Catalogue Raisonne are Forgeries - News - News & Opinion - Art in America How to make lemonade out of lemons, art-superstar edition
In one of those statements you’d think nobody would actually have to make, the...– The Body Odd - Penis tattoo gives guy permanent erection
When I was little I wanted to be a lot of things: Johnny Carson’s...– Girl on Saturday: The Penis Mom Good ledes, blog edition
Wine Corkage Fees for New York's Three-Michelin...
pricehike: Masa: $95 Per Se: $90 (up to two bottles) Jean Georges: $85 (up to two bottles) Brooklyn Fare: $70 (up to two bottles) Eleven Madison Park: $35 (up to four bottles) Le Bernardin: No outside wines Daniel: No outside wines
Piano Bar Partners was founded by a group of friends who would gather annually...– About Us | Piano Bar Partners This is not a spoof.
The gist of this book is that the 21st Century Killer Apps are being developed...– PRbollocks of the day
my main goal in writing to you is to prevent PayPal from ordering the...– From the Mailbag | Regretsy I’m sure there’s another side to the story here, but this seems completely insane.