Wednesday, May 07, 2014

on a light note, i hear stanford u is divesting from coal---knowing that place, eg hoover instituion)---thats amazing. good move. especially given what was on cspam today ---someone with a ba in chemsitry flacking for coal billionaires.
I just heard on NPR that NAEP (nat. ass. of ed. progress) that test scores have remained flat.  For example while hispanic students made up 12% of the population in 92, now they have tripled and now make up 20%.  obviously they can't prove that 3 times 12 equals 20.  (ask nicholas wade of NYT why, if he can spell the question).  this is why i support NPR who can prove it.  plus they have the walton foundation on board.

Monday, May 05, 2014

morality and religion
childlike wonder
hunger games
society of the spectacle
malignant platitudes
if you cant say something nice dont say anything at all
nonviolent communication  confucian etiquette
greedy algorithms  principles of least action
efficient hierarchies  damage control

Saturday, May 03, 2014

take2.
this is supposedly 'random' ----specifically random #40.  however, i think is an open question whether anything is truly random.  (the problem of truth ---tarski---is also undecided---whether numbers are truly random, or people are truly needy, or i am yours truly, are conjectures).