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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 19 2011

Doing Science

Is ordering shitte from Sigma “doing science”? Is mixing salts and buffers into Ringer’s solution “doing science”? Is pouring Ringer’s in a dish “doing science”? Is putting an animal in the dish of Ringer’s and cutting the motherfucker open “doing science”? Is sitting in your office and thinking up shitte “doing science”? Is writing a …

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Aug 18 2011

For Fucken Fucke’s Sake

These motherfuckers go to the instant-replay to check this fucken non-homer and they still get the fucker wrong! The fucken umpires are so busy making sure that the players and managers “respect” them, that they don’t even make it their business to understand the motherfucken ground rules of the motherfucken ball park they’re in. Fucke.

Aug 15 2011

Lunch

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Aug 15 2011

The Illusion of Control: Political And Professional Reality

Amanda Marcotte has a very interesting post up at Pandagon today, in which she deconstructs political purity demands (e.g., Obama didn’t achieve single-payer as part of health-care reform, so therefore he is just as bad as McCain would have been, and in 2012, I may as well vote for the Republican candidate even though I …

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Aug 14 2011

Yankees Starting Pitcher Injures Hand Making Risotto

Burnett was scheduled to start Sunday in place of Freddy Garcia, who was scratched on Saturday after Garcia suffered a cut on his pitching hand in a kitchen mishap over the weekend. But the shitte was fucken delicious!

Aug 13 2011

Lunch

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I love fucken lunch! It is definitely my favorite meal of the day. Although dinner kickes fucken asse, too.

Aug 11 2011

Does Reuters Not Have Fact-Checkers?

From an article today from Reuters, see how many blatantly and unambiguously false statements of fact you can spot in this single paragraph: The president has few tools left to stoke growth. Fiscal stimulus efforts during the 2008-2009 recession, including a multibillion-dollar auto industry bailout, have vastly expanded the budget deficit. Now the United States …

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Aug 11 2011

Correlation And Causation

In a paper published this week in Infection and Immunity (IAI) by Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall, “Retracted Science and the Retraction Index.”, the authors have calculated what they are calling the “retraction index” for various scientific journals and plotted it against the impact factors for those same journals: (Image linked from a post on …

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Aug 10 2011

Ponderables

Is the Obama administration correct that American citizens are incapable of understanding the macroeconomic mechanisms by which an immediate sharp increase in short-term federal deficit spending can lead to a dramatic decrease in long-term deficits (and, hence, debt)? Should we be insulted that they think we are so fucken stupid?

Aug 10 2011

Lunch!

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