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Caveat emptor?


Rejecta Mathematica | Caveat Emptor Rejecta Mathematica is a new, open access, online journal that publishes only papers that have been rejected from peer-reviewed journals (or conferences with comparable review standards) in the mathematical sciences. We are currently seeking submissions for our inaugural issue.

This opinion piece (PDF) in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, argues that since mathematicians increasingly rely on software in generating their results, we should be increasingly concerned about the use of proprietary math software, since (a) not everyone has access to that software and (b) the code used by that software is usually closed-source, […]

Bowling online


I just learned that the Saguaro Seminar has a Social Capital Blog. Cool. Oh, and it’s hosted on Also cool.

Via Kottke, despite the fact that I’m an economics PhD student who studies race issues… Hatred and Profits: Getting Under the Hood of the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan reached its heyday in the mid-1920s, claiming millions of members. In this paper, we analyze the 1920s Klan, those who joined it, and the […]