Archive for September, 2006

Detainee Bill Shifts Power to President – New York Times: Rather than reining in the formidable presidential powers Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have asserted since Sept. 11, 2001, the law gives some of those powers a solid statutory foundation. In effect it allows the president to identify enemies, imprison them indefinitely and […]

The Foley scandal, from Time: Thanks to his previous work against pedophiles, the Florida congressman who sent possibly inappropriate emails to a teenager had little choice but to resign. Now the GOP has yet another vulnerable seat to defend. And, of course, a quote from Foley regarding Bill Clinton: “It’s vile,” said Rep. Mark Foley, […]

So, I have that to be excited about. [odeo=]

Better Twitter


Twitter Blog: Twitter Has Permalinks and RSS Feeds The public timeline and public individual timelines have RSS Feeds (under the timeline) so you can subscribe in your favorite Reader. Twitter, if you don’t know, is like a miniblog. You can type what you’re doing online or send a text message to create a public timeline. […]

A common question. So far, here’s the summary: -> It’s much harder than I ever expected. The mathematics, it seems to me, is at a very high level, but it isn’t really the focus of the courses. So a lot of free time (actually, all of it) is spent learning, brushing up on, and trying […]

A TED talk from Barry Schwartz is a sociology professor at Swarthmore College and author of “The Paradox of Choice.” In this talk, he persuasively explains how and why the abundance of choice in modern society is actually making us miserable. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 13:45) [odeo=]