URLs for September 8, 2009

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/21/AR2009082101778.html

5 Myths About Health Care Around the World

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/325/5945/1181

Galvanizing science departments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_longest-running_Broadway_shows

Longest running Broadway shows

http://chronicle.com/article/Atop-the-Latest-US-News/48084/

new US News rankings

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=407705

A threat to scientific communication

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/04/future.library.technology/index.html

The future of libraries, with or without books

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/09/01/alan.turing.petition/index.html

Petition for Alan Turing

http://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/sofia.pdf

Nice guide about Sofia

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2009/08/31/marinoff

Hiring in a Philosophy dept

http://bigeyedeer.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/modern-life2.gif?w=500&h=408

Modern life is rubbish :)

http://www.convinceme.net/

Debates

http://blog.codalism.com/?p=773

Citing papers that you haven’t read

http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/trigramviz/

Trigram visualization

http://lucatrevisan.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/the-end-of-uc-berkeley-as-we-know-it/#more-1427

The end of UC Berkeley as we know it

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/issue_pdf/printtoc_pdf/325/5939.pdf

Science special issue on Network Science

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/07/22/cb.you.said.what.interview/index.html

43 weird things said in job interviews

http://ilo2009usa.blogspot.com

http://www.math.uni.wroc.pl/~msliw/lingw/iol/index.php

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115385&org=OLPA&from=news

Linguistics Olympiad

http://polish.slavic.pitt.edu/

Resources about learning Polish

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123119236117055127.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

The best job in the world!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/technology/internet/13influence.html

Another cool internet paper from Kleinberg and co.

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/arts/20090717-1969-feature/?hp

1969

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/07/10/nrc

The new NRC rankings criteria

http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/?p=448

Building a better collective memory

http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/?p=545

Doing Science Online

http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/?p=465

Science beyond individual understanding

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/magazine/19healthcare-t.html

Why we must ration health care (by Peter Singer)

http://www.phishtank.com

Check here if a suspicious email is not a phishing attempt

http://www.webometrics.info/top6000.asp

Another university ranking

http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/worlds-best-colleges/index.html

Another university ranking

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2009/06/harvard.html

Harvard’s endowment problems

http://retrobulgaria.com/main.html

Retro Bulgaria

http://www.nature.com/nature/peerreview/debate/nature05535.html

Open peer review

http://www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/UriAlon/nurturing/index.html

Materials for Nurturing Scientists

http://worldsbestfilms.blogspot.com

Movie rankings

http://1linereview2.blogspot.com/2009/07/50-greatest-films.html

Movie rankings

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1554

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596516499/

NLTK book is out

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Whereas the party of the first part, also known as “Lawyer”, and
the party of the second part, also known as “Light Bulb”, do hereby
and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second
part shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure
to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting,
elucidation, and otherwise illumination of the area ranging from the
front (north) door, through the entryway, terminating at an area just
inside the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the
carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of
the second part and not required by the aforementioned agreement
between the parties.

The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be
limited to, the following.  The party of the first part shall, with or
without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool,
ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second
part and rotate the party of the second part in a counter-clockwise
direction, this point being tendered non-negotiable.  Upon reaching a
point where the party of the second part becomes fully detached from
the receptacle, the party of the first part shall have the option of
disposing of the party of the second part in a manner consistent with
all relevant and applicable local, state and federal statutes.  Once
separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first
part shall have the option of beginning installation.  Aforesaid
installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of
the procedures described in step one of this self-same document, being
careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise
direction, this point also being non-negotiable.  The above described
steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part,
by any or all agents authorized by him, the objective being to produce
the most possible revenue for the Partnership.