03 January 2011

Number Ones for 3 January 2011

I never done good things, I never done bad things:
  • Start the New Year off right [American Chia]
  • I'm definitely among the crochety old power users who can't understand what all the Facebook Mail fuss is about [Release Candidate One]
  • "The not-so-secret reason why pissing matches are so common, after all, is that some people just really love taking it out." [Salon]
  • "[A]t the relevant margin, adding to the pool of college graduates will not raise productivity or wages." [Econlog]
  • We should revive the Athenian custom of ostracism just to apply it to George Lucas [Alyssa Rosenberg]
  • You may not have noticed, but Earth has already been conquered by alien life forms [Charlie Stross]
  • Let's not forget that the PRCs said Liu Xiaobo was a traitor because he was guilty of thoughtcrime. [Washington Post]
  • Forget Hans Rosling, here's a real--and powerful--statistical lecture by Nicholas Christakis at TED. Data are meaningless without theory. [TED]
David Bowie, "Ashes to Ashes"

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