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Craig
"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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Mavis Staples, Maren Morris, and friends at Wednesday night's CMAs. Mercy! Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Newmark's Door
I, for one, am certainly glad that that's now cleared up. Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Newmark's Door
4.5 minutes of highlights from probably the greatest Seinfeld episode. Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Newmark's Door
I thought when I heard the outrage from some of the usual suspects that the California fires are the direct result of climate change that there might be some teeny, tiny doubt about that. This piece from KQED Public Television,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Information I hope you never need, but which, if you do, could be important. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Prediction: if the Liberals have their way and do away with standardized tests, in about a year or two, they'll discover that admissions are still, or even more, "unfair," and they are not any happier. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
"A window on science, mathematics, and philosophy communities on Twitter and YouTube". Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
"As these examples show, many of the irrational forces that conspire against us today—including xenophobia, a self-conscious obsession with beauty, and toxic celebrity culture—have rational roots in our evolutionary past." Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Another way is which I'm apparently becoming a decrepit old fogey: I don't find inexpensive dependability at all boring. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
I seem to remember 20+ years ago when Deep Blue beat Kasparov, a number of folks predicted that almost no one would want to play chess anymore. Oops. Is this a metaphor for the much-feared AI takeover of society? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
My casual reading of the global warming literature is that a substantial part of the disagreement--even before assessing the accuracy of the climate models--is a hot dispute over what data to use. So I certainly agree with this piece that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Usually good for a laugh. (If you're an academic.) This is a recent entry: The result does improve the state-of-the-art, but it is not strong enough for acceptance. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
It can only take a couple of decades to ruin a country. Related: "Need to Flee Venezuela? Pay Huge Bribe or Stand in Line Forever." Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Another reason--not that another one is needed--to increase the teeth to tail ratio in academia. Intrigued by this phenomenon, I recently surveyed a nationally representative sample of roughly 900 “student-facing” administrators — those whose work concerns the quality and character... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
The first three minutes of this video present the questions. I agree, they are a lot of fun to present Liberals with. (Some of the last twelve minutes discusses the origins of the Great Recession--and Barney Frank's underemphasized role--and is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
When the money starts to run out, sooner or later, good sense will prevail. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Only three cities are evaluated. New York and Chicago get "F" grades, while Los Angeles gets a "D". Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Conclusion of the abstract: Conditional on seniority, which dictates choice sets, the weekly earnings gap can be explained entirely by differences in operator choices of hours, schedules, and routes. Link via Marginal Revolution. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Mark Steyn quotes liberally from his columns to recap the hilarious and awful ballot problems in Broward and Palm Beach counties 18 years ago. Apparently, nothing significant has changed. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door