Monthly Archives: December 2012

Comment: A logarithmic scale for deathtolls

A comment of mine reposted from Vox Popoli: However, I don’t think a riot or 10 is completely impossible either. Slightly OT, I read this wrong and had the idea to invent a logarithmic scale for describing wars/genocides/ethnic conflicts, similar … Continue reading

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Aeoli’s bubble

Taking the quiz How Thick Is Your Bubble from Charles Murray’s book “Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010”. The Questions Life History 1. Have you ever lived for at least a year in an American neighbor-hood in which … Continue reading

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Advertising doesn’t work on me

I’ve heard a lot of people say that “everybody thinks advertising doesn’t work on them”. But I’m strange, and I think that counts for a lot when pundits and advertisers are only interested in swaying majority opinions. So I took … Continue reading

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Too bad he’s probably juicing

Another one where I’m all over the place. Sue me. Or better yet, pay me, and I’d put in the extra half hour per post. If not for Adrian Peterson, we wouldn’t even be in the game right now. I’m … Continue reading

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Link: Spot the white hispanic

As a commenter mentioned, this deserves to go viral. And as Sailer replied, it won’t.

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Stub: INTJ ~ parietal lobe ~ black clothing ~ disequilibrium

I use the tilde ~ as an undefined associative operator. X ~ Y means that X and Y seem to be related somehow, if only memetically. Anyway, here are some memes. I have that unmistakeable intuition that I have enough … Continue reading

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Homework: Recursion in Python (Fibonacci numbers)

The assignment is to write a recursive function that computes the nth Fibonacci number. Easy peasy: def fibonacci(number): if number <= 0: return "Invalid input. Please choose a natural number." if number == 1: return 0 if number == 2: … Continue reading

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No imagination in journalism

In response to this question I asked myself: How many writers, copy editors, and section editors at The Atlantic read this article about minimum wage workers going on strike for a cost-of-living adjustment and never bothered to ask what the … Continue reading

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