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8 Macrolog entries tagged with ‘science’

Blogfodder Link Dump Part 8 (Sun 28 Aug 2011)
The penultimate link dump. This selection comes from the first half of 2007, a year when I didn’t really blog at all. I regret that. Anyway, enjoy: Crappy Sound Forever! / David Byrne on how recording technology changed the way...   ·

Weeknotes #510-516 (Tue 23 Aug 2011)
Thanks to Twitter for helping me remember the following: 4/7 — I find a hole torn in the back of favorite plaid shirt. Annoyed. Proper, durable (non-fashiony) plaid shirts are hard to come by round these parts. Later in the...   ·

Why People Believe Bullshit (Mon 22 Aug 2011)
From an interview with philosopher Stephen Law in New Scientist on his new book, Believing Bullshit: Some things may be beyond our understanding, and sometimes it’s reasonable to appeal to mystery. If you have excellent evidence that water boils at...   ·

Blogfodder Link Dump Part 7 (Fri 29 Jul 2011)
Last items from the 2006 file: Every Jeopardy! question ever Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names / Some of these must be real band names by now. Shiberu Ban’s paper house / A house made out of paper. For...   ·

Blogfodder Link Dump Part 5 (Thu 24 Mar 2011)
In lieu of weeknotes (late again, I know), here’s the first of three – three! – batches of links from 2006. I saved a lot of stuff that year: Come home and make this place poor again / Written five...   ·

Blogfodder Link Dump Part 2 (Tue 01 Feb 2011)
More links from the archives, this time 2004: Tufte Vs. Bloom / Paul Ford’s thoughts on Franco Moretti’s Graphs, Maps, Trees, which I never got around to finishing at the time; it’s about evaluating literature in context, the kind of...   ·

Eclipsed (Wed 29 Mar 2006)
This morning most of Northern Europe experienced a partial eclipse of the sun. And seeing as I don't happen to have a telescope and a piece of card handy, I missed it.   ·

Out Of This World (Sun 20 Feb 2005)
I was about to post this to the Linklog, but it really deserves highlighting here. According to this BBC News report, 50 planets outside of our own solar system could have life: Astronomers estimate about half the planetary systems so...   ·

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