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Curious Ellie
Lux et veritas
Interests: Risk, finance, data quality, information security
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Sep 15, 2023
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Mar 24, 2023
Curious Ellie added a favorite at Reed's Ruminations: A Blog by Dan Reed
Mar 24, 2023
Hello, High Performance Computing Dan! I have followed your Typepad blog for years. I first heard of you while reading Communications of the ACM. I'm glad you found a new home at the University of Utah. Thank you for linking to the Aviation Week article about the pico-balloon mistaken-identity mishap. I allowed my amateur radio license to expire; I wish I hadn't. This is a lovely post. It showcases your brilliant mind (your geek bona fides are intact and superb), compassion, and clever yet kind recall of Nina and her Luftballons. This part made me feel sad: "Ninety-nine Years of War Left no room for winners There is no longer a Minister of War And also no jet planes" I worry about that scenario too, just as Nina did in the 1980s. Comments on your prior post are turned off. I'll take the liberty of commenting here. I agree: A college degree isn't for everyone. Also, the dominant social narrative (suggesting that the skilled trades and technical fields are inferior to college) is short-sighted and hurts us as a nation. You made excellent points and asked the right questions, e.g. "But what about all the Americans who aren't earning post-secondary school degrees?" As your chart showed, the majority of PhDs and masters degree graduates in the USA are now foreign-born. Even the number of bachelors degrees are trending in that direction. This testifies eloquently to our excellent higher education system (...although it won't remain that way if adjuncts, RAs and TAs must subsist on poverty-level wages). I'm not xenophobic but I am concerned about all the Americans who are NOT graduating from masters and PhD degree programs. Even with more domestic manufacturing and training in non-college technical fields, the current trend will quickly lead to a bifurcation between highly-educated, foreign-born US citizens (if they choose to remain here) versus the rest of us. This is applicable to Americans of ALL ethnicities. I'm not criticizing your post. I appreciate that you take the time to write this blog, and am a grateful subscriber!
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Mar 22, 2023
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Feb 12, 2017
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Feb 12, 2017
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Jan 10, 2017
Hello Peter, I know this is awhile ago, but in case you read this, maybe it will give you some peace of mind. I knew David Berrigan's sister, Kate. I met David a few times, about the same time you knew him, when he was in school at Reed. We wrote letters to each other after that. David and Kate were my age, and their mother's family lived in my home town in New Mexico. David's father would have been proud of him, I am certain. David Berrigan went on to further study in the sciences. He earned a PhD in biology and a Master's in Public Health. He works in research, with the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He has two sons, I think. I have not corresponded with David or Kate in many years. They lived with their mother in northernmost California, but you knew that. David Berrigan is currently director of the Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, if you wish to contact him. That's somewhere on the east coast, I'm not certain which state or city.
Curious Ellie is now following Catherine Fitzpatrick
Jun 30, 2014
Ezra Abrams, I've seen you around, here and in the WSJ online community. You seem like a no-nonsense and sincere sort, NOT a cynical New Yorker! We young ones over on Google+ and Seeking Alpha formerly referred to Professor DeLong as an economist-warrior, a mensch, if you will. His blog comments were teeming with lively chatter and debate, from various economists, economics dilettantes, ultra-liberals from CrookedTimber, physics professors from Princeton and unemployed widows like myself. Where are they now? There was a sharp drop-off when Summers-fest began. At the moment, I see none at all, only Ezra Abrams, pointing out what should be (must be?) evident to eminent economists of all stripes.
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