URLs

http://snarxiv.org/vs-arxiv/

Which is the real physics paper :) + repository of artificial papers

http://cacm.acm.org/news/134518-with-big-data-comes-big-responsibilities

With big data come big responsibilities

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/30/access-to-scientific-publications-should-be-a-fundamental-right/

Access to scientific publications should be a fundamental right

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/16/why-do-we-continue-to-use-citations/

Why do we continue to use citations

http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/132932-somebodys-eating-your-lunch/fulltext

About Norvig and Thrun’s online AI course

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/borders-flagship-store-to-close-for-good-monday/

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/12/first.borders.bookstore.closing/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Borders_flagship_store.jpg

Living with the borders closed

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2011/10/the-shame-of-college-sports/8643/

Are student athletes students, athletes, or workers?

http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.1186

Quantifying the influence of scientists and their publications: Distinguishing prestige from popularity

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

New college rankings

http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.7728991/k.12E8/Meet_the_2011_Fellows.htm

New Macarthur foundation awardees

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ejpepffjfmamnambagiibghpglaidiec

Facebook Disconnect – prevents tracking by Facebook and other social networks

http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/religion-diversity-tolerance-governance/topics/do-we-need-religion-have

Religion, diversity, tolerance

http://www.dhushara.com/book/unraveltree/unravel.htm

Some nice cladistic visualizations

http://theconversation.edu.au/princeton-bans-academics-from-handing-all-copyright-to-journal-publishers-3596

Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.1605

On Clustering on Graphs with Multiple Edge Types

http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2011/07/disproofing-myth-that-many-early.html

Disproving the Myth that many early logicians were a few axioms short of a complete set

http://cacm.acm.org/careers/129084-technion-students-create-application-that-writes-books/fulltext

Technion Students Create Application that ‘Writes’ Books

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3277

Markov’s heart of darkness

http://cacm.acm.org/news/135934-people-as-sensors-twitter-messages-reveal-nfls-big-plays-and-fans-excitement/fulltext

People as sensors

URLs

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/borders-flagship-store-to-close-for-good-monday/

Ann Arbor Borders to close for good in three days

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011

New QA world university rankings

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/spec-business

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/business-schools.html

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools

http://www.economist.com/business-education

Business school rankings

http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/123889-password-policies-are-getting-out-of-control/fulltext

Password policies are getting out of control

http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-nonfiction/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Monde%27s_100_Books_of_the_Century

Ranking of the best novels and best nonfiction

http://www.leepers.us/evelyn/bookshops/na-nyc-m.htm

Bookstores in NYC

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/01/competition_for_tech_campus_shows_strategic_importance_of_new_york_city

About the initiative for a new sci/tech university in NYC

http://www.ioling.org/results/2011/

IOL 2011 results

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6018/721

Metaknowledge

http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v82/i2/e026112

Complete trails of coauthorship network evolution

http://matt-welsh.blogspot.com/2010/01/cs-grad-student-lab-manual.html

Matt Welsh’s CS grad student lab manual

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/9/122795-realizing-the-value-of-social-media-requires-innovative-computing-research/comments

Realizing the Value of Social Media Requires Innovative Computing Research

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/09/salvatore-licitra.html

Salvatore Licitra dies at 43

http://www.cloudera.com/blog/2010/04/scaling-social-science-with-hadoop/

Scaling social science with hadoop

http://olimpiada.ru/infopub.php

http://webscript.princeton.edu/~ahesterb/puzzles.php

http://www.naclo.cs.cmu.edu

http://www.mccme.ru/llsh/books/olimp-1965-1975/lingv_1965_1975.pdf

http://llsh.ru/books/llsh0506/llsch_2005_2006.pdf

http://www.regalia6.com/olimpiads/olimpiads_files/math_linguistics.html

http://www.math.bas.bg/talents/bg/ml/lx_bg4.pdf

http://www.minedu.government.bg/opencms/export/sites/mon/left_menu/olympiad/exams/2011o_ling.pdf

http://www.manager.bg/news/otivame-na-mezhdunarodna-olimpiada-po-matematicheska-lingvistika

http://www.minedu.government.bg/opencms/export/sites/mon/left_menu/olympiad/reglament_olimpiada_math_ling-2009-10.pdf

http://inews.bg/%D0%94%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8/%D0%A3%D1%87%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8-%D1%89%D0%B5-%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B0-%D0%B2-%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B8%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B0-%D0%BF%D0%BE-%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%B2-%D0%A1%D0%90%D0%A9-_l.a_c.458_i.70818.html

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2011-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2010-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2009-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2008-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2007-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2006-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2005-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2004-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2003-indiv-prob.bg.pdf

Problems from Olympiads in Lingistics and Computational Linguistics

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/110217/us_ibm_watson_in_the_medical_ward.html?.v=6

IBM’s Watson in the medical ward?

URLs

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/06/15/computer-sciences-sputnik-moment/computer-science-is-central-to-our-future

Computer Science’s sputnik moment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Morgenbesser

Sidney Morgenbesser’s wikipedia page

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/health/research/25research.html

Rule Changes Proposed for Research on Humans

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/18/1522255/Researchers-Debut-Proxy-Less-Anonymity-Service

Slashdot: “Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14199218

BBC News: “Telex to Help Defeat Web Censors”

http://scienceblog.com/46622/minority-rules-scientists-discover-tipping-point-for-the-spread-of-ideas/

Tipping point for the spread of ideas

http://cacm.acm.org/opinion/interviews/117450-web-search-is-ready-for-a-shakeup-says-uw-computer-scientist

Web search is ready for a shakeup

http://umaine.edu/news/blog/2011/07/08/umaine-establishes-school-of-computing-and-information-science/

U-Maine establishes school of computing and information science

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/professor-accused-of-urinating-on-colleagues-door-now-wanted-man.html

Professor accused of urinating on colleague’s door

http://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2011/05/17/red-hot-the-computer-science-job-market/

Red hot computer science job market

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2011/04/asian-admissions-in-boston-globe.html

Asian admissions in Boston Globe

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/

NY Magazine on Asian Americans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_flight

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines_fleet

Interesting airplane-related pages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week-day_names

Weekday names

http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/reputation-rankings.html

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010

http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2011.html

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/16/qt/new_methodology_boosts_u_s_universities_in_world_ranking

Various university rankings

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/a-neoliberal-economics-of-science

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/connecting-the-dots-1

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/visualizing-disciplines-transforming-boundaries

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/honor-among-thieves

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/electrifying-language

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/the-jewels-in-the-crown

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/techno-dystopia

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/making-historical-comparisons

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/how-we-make-knowledge-about-climate-change

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/the-paisley-leopard

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/darwin-tried-and-true

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/ready-or-not

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/runaway-change

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/scientists-nightstand-clifford-a-pickover

Various reviews at American Scientist

URLs

http://cacm.acm.org/news/93190-the-humanities-go-google

The humanities go Google

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/06/libraries_try_to_preserve_and_archive_websites_for_academic_study

Archiving the Web for Scholars

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/05/geographers-had-calculated.html?ref=hp

UCLA geographers had located Osama before everyone else did

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=12510202

Study vs. Study: The Decline Effect and Why Scientific ‘Truth’ So Often Turns Out Wrong

http://rt.com/news/wikileaks-revelations-assange-interview/

Assange against Facebook

http://videolectures.net/sep08_leskovec_tdef/

Leskovec talk

EM Demo

Kmeans Demo

http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.person.hindex.html

Highest cited economists

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12885271

China ‘to overtake US on science’ in two years

http://www.rstudio.org/

R studio

http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/752.html

PCA

http://chronicle.com/article/Texas-A-Ms-Bottom-Line/124451

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/TEXAS.xlsx

Texas A&M’s Bottom-Line Ratings of Professors Find That Most Are Cost-Effective

http://agoogleaday.com

A google a day

http://www.physorg.com/news185780169.html

Google PageRank-like algorithm dates back to 1941

http://www.physorg.com/wire-news/55792687/computational-linguistics-olympiad-cited-for-increasing-public-a.html

Computational Linguistics Olympiad cited for increasing public
awareness of linguistics

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-mathematical-groups-factions.html

Mathematical model shows how groups split into factions

http://www.abitura.com/happy_physics/

Humor about Physics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_subjects_of_Russia

Federal subjects of Russia

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/data/

Dealing with Data

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2564-Job-Search-Social-media-can-kill-your-career-but-not-the-way-you-think/?SiteId=cbmsnhp42564&sc_extcmp=JS_2564_home1&gt1=23000

Social media can kill your career…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/brave-new-world-challenged-books

Brave New World among top 10 books Americans most want banned

http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp

http://www.usnews.com/education/worlds-best-universities/articles/2010/09/21/worlds-best-universities-top-400-

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/reputation-rankings.html

http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp

Several current world university rankings (take with a grain of salt)

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/vU6ubgNjebw/Hypertext-Creator-Structure-of-the-Web-Completely-Wrong

Hypertext creator: structure of the Web completely wrong

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/GmlSht5oF-Q/All-Languages-Linked-To-Common-Source

http://www.economist.com/node/18557572

http://www.cslu.ogi.edu/~sproatr/newindex/atkinson.html

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3090

All languages linked to common source

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000832.html

An older discussion on a related topic

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/april/academic-council-setup-041311.html

Stanford’s proposal to build a high-technology campus in New York City

http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/74914/New-countries-emerge-as-major-players-in-science

New countries emerge as major players in science

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/technology/04library.html?emc=eta1

Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library

URLs

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/kPDc1S70hKc/Wikipedia-Wants-More-Contributions-From-Academics

Wikipedia wants more contributions from Academics

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/3/105317-reaching-out-to-the-media-become-a-computer-science-ambassador/fulltext

Reaching out to the media – become a computer science ambassador

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/03/24/15.places.before.15/index.html?iref=NS1

Places to see

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~csplash/links.php

Math links for high school students

http://cribbster.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/2000-2009-favorite-filmmakers-of-the-decade-in-no-particular-order/

Interesting movie rankings

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/reputation-rankings.html

The latest Times Higher Education world university rankings

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/reputation-rankings.html

New university rankings

http://feeds.nature.com/~r/news/rss/most_recent/~3/5aPyLQImZLc/news.2011.95.html

Quiz-playing computer system could revolutionize research

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2049243,00.html

All-TIME 100 Greatest Toys

http://www.thebigquestions.com/2011/02/23/the-top-20-2/

and top 20 economics papers

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-COLLEGE0711-sort.html

College admissions statistics for high schools

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/Borders_Closures.pdf

List of closing Borders stores

http://www.tysknews.com/LiteStuff/litestuff.htm

GREAT! fun stuff

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_machine_age_tM7xPAv4pI4JslK0M1JtxI

More on Watson/Jeopardy

http://egotvonline.com/2011/02/11/detroit-isnt-pretty/

Detroit photos

http://detroit.sbnation.com/2011/2/6/1979142/super-bowl-commercials-2011-chrysler-eminem-detroit-video

Pro-Detroit commercial (Chrysler)

http://langtech.jrc.ec.europa.eu/JRC_Resources.html#Summarisation-evaluation

Multilingual summary evaluation data set

http://arthursclassicnovels.com/sheckley/protect10.html

Classic story by Robert Sheckley

http://blog.reddit.com/2011/02/ibm-watson-research-team-answers-your.html

http://blogs.forbes.com/work-in-progress/2011/02/22/watsons-jeopardy-win-is-ibms-gain.html?partner=yahootix

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/what-did-watson-the-computer-do

More Watson stuff

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A9lib%27

Velib

http://www.edrants.com/list-of-independent-alternatives-to-closed-borders-bookstores/

Independent bookstores near the closing Borders stores

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Monde%27s_100_Books_of_the_Century

Le Monde – 100 books of the century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaston_%28comics%29

Gaston LaGaffe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Franco-Belgian_comic_series

List of Franco-Belgian comic series

URLs

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1417

Faculty trading cards

http://www.walkscore.com/

Walking scores of neighborhoods

http://www.physorg.com/wire-news/55792687/computational-linguistics-olympiad-cited-for-increasing-public-a.html

NACLO wins prestigious award

http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2010/12/americas-most-important-algorithm.html

America’s most important algorithm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/smartest-machine-on-earth.html

About Jeopardy contestant Watson (from IBM)

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2011/01/21/google-funds-mathematical-olympiad-with-1-million-euros

Google funds the IMO

http://cacm.acm.org/news/104632-fifa-to-test-10-goal-line-technology-systems

FIFA to Test 10 Goal-Line Technology Systems

http://www.j-archive.com/showseason.php?season=27

Old jeopardy questions

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/08/brown_faculty_okays_changes_in_tenure

Brown okays changes in tenure

Episode 1, part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PSPvHcLnN0
Episode 1, part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtHlxzOXgYs
Episode 2, part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvdjYPLp1Uo
Episode 2, part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKaCBPfmAr0
Episode 3: part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZ5VIq_Uvo
Episode 3, part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY8NrMVvMDM
Watson on Jeopardy

http://www.thestreet.com/video/11004187/ibms-watson-pits-man-vs-machine-on-jeopardy.html?cm_ven=RSSFeed&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tsc%2Ffeeds%2Frss%2Flatest-stories+%28TheStreet.com+Latest+Headlines%29&s=1#789233258001

http://blogs.forbes.com/bruceupbin/2011/02/14/ibms-watson-computer-will-win/?utm_source=allactivity&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20110214

http://blogs.forbes.com/michaelhumphrey/2011/02/14/i-stumped-watson-and-7-other-essential-bits-about-the-jeopardy-challenger/?utm_source=allactivity&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20110214

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/02/07/watson.ibm.jeopardy/index.html?hpt=C2

Watson on Jeopardy

How Watson works

http://www.slate.com/id/2284721

Article by Ken Jennings

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibm-watsons-next-adventure-healthcare-with-nuance/44973

IBM and Nuance Communications have launched a research program to commercialize Watson for the healthcare industry

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/opinion/09wed4.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/world/europe/13kilogram.html

http://www.economist.com/node/18007494

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2011/01/25/its-the-end-of-the-kilogram-as-we-know-it-and-i-feel-fine

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/mar/08-kilogram-isn.t-what-it-used-to-be-it.s-lighter/?searchterm=kilogram

About the kilogram

http://www.malcolmgladwellbookgenerator.com/

Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

Watch Jeopardy on Monday-Wednesday – IBM’s challenge to the human champions

Watch it on TV on Feb 14-16 at 7 PM on ABC:

http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/13/what-to-watch-tv-picks-for-february-14-20/

This is IBM’s challenge to the best Jeopardy players ever. The
computer system, Watson, descends from the project that I worked on
when I was working for IBM in 1998-1999. The matching papers appeared
in TREC 1999, ANLP 2000, and SIGIR 2000.

Drago

URLs (December 29, 2010)

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-scientists-factors-news-agenda.html

Scientists map what factors influence the news agenda

http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-15327-3/contents/

Algorithms unplugged

https://lsadc.org/info/documents/2010/press-releases/2010-12-media-advisory-annual-meeting.pdf

Linguistics Society of America Annual Awards

http://cacm.acm.org/news/102934-ibm-supercomputer-watson-to-challenge-jeopardy-stars

IBM’s Watson

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/datasets

New n-gram datasets from Google

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/12/polanski.html

Polanski

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/football/12/02/world.cup.qatar.opinion/index.html?hpt=T2

Qatar 2022

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1009/soccer.2022.world.cup.stadiums.qatar/content.1.html

Proposed stadiums for Qatar 2022

http://www.economist.com/node/17460678

Climbing Mount Publishable

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2741

“Untranslateable” words

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~aaron/blog/archives/2010/10/storytelling_st.htm

Story telling (by Aaron Clauset)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/10/21/opinion/20101021_Oplunch.html?scp=8&sq=healthy%20food%20cafeteria&st=cse

Lunch line redesign

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/opinion/08judt.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=judt%20new%20york&st=cse

Tony Judt on New York

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11710831

Houellebecq wins Goncourt Prize for his new book “The Map and the Territory”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/opinion/05iht-edcohen.html?hp

Change or Perish

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/11/22/am.tsa.snl.spoof.cnn?hpt=T1

SNL’s TSA spoof

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6007/1032.full.pdf?sid=2dd73c30-a5de-482a-90c7-92c5be9ec5df

Handful of U.S. Schools Claim Larger Share of Output

http://chronicle.com/article/Decoding-the-Value-of-Computer/125266/

Decoding the value of Computer Science

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html

In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture

URLs (November 7, 2010)

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/13/28-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-i-started-traveling/?iref=obnetwork

Tips for travelers

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/11/05/apple.alarm.daylight.savings/index.html

Glitch will make iPhone alarms late Monday

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2756

Didn’t “use/used” to be

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/10/28/charlie.chaplin.circus.time.travel/index.html

Cell-phone carrying time traveler in a 1920 movie

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2741

Translating the untranslatable

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2010/11/100625-relative-status-of-journal-and-conference-publications-in-computer-science/fulltext

Relative status of journal and conference publications in computer science (I have some reservations about this paper)

http://www.emailthis.clickability.com/et/emailThis?clickMap=viewThis&etMailToID=514025657&pt=Y

Putting a price on professors (article in WSJ)

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/10/21/pilot.secrets/index.html?hpt=T2

Stuff pilots won’t tell you about

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2010/10/les-grandes-ecoles-chinois.html

French and Chinese “Grandes Ecoles”

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2010/10/elite-universities-and-human-capital.html

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-world-works.html

About National Merit Scholars and elite universities

http://five.sentenc.es/

How to respond to emails in five (or fewer) sentences

http://matt-welsh.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-defense-of-mark-zuckerberg.html

Matt Welsh in defense of Mark Zuckerberg

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-11-02-collegerates_x.htm

College acceptance rates

https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/etc/news/shownews.cgi?1164

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=117805&org=NSF&from=news

Farnam Jahanian Selected to Head NSF CISE Directorate

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/02/24/google.logo.doodles/index.html?iref=allsearch

Google’s doodles

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/business/24jelinek.html?_r=1&ref=international_business_machines

Frederick Jelinek, Who Gave Machines the Key to Human Speech, Dies at 77

http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/24/pf/new_bank_fees/index.htm

New bank fees

URLs

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/03/hawking.god.universe.criticisms/index.html?hpt=C1

Hawking criticized for speaking his mind on religion

http://wealthson.com/688/top-universities-churning-out-billionaires

Top universities churning out billionaires

http://glitchhopforum.com/glitch-hop-music/vuvuzela-concert-flat-t4664.html

Vuvuzela concerto in B flat

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/24/qt/doctoral_rankings_will_be_released_sept_28

NRC rankings to be released soon

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/the-third-replicator/?th&emc=th

The Third Replicator

http://www.ioi2010.org/scoreboard/scoreboard.html

The IOI scoreboard

http://kafene.net/news.html?fb_990998_anch=13048759

IOI feedback

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10/08/0812_popularity_index/index.htm?chan=magazine+channel_top+stories

The popularity issue

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php

The college mindset list for the class of 2014

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~aaron/blog/archives/2010/07/life_as_a_young.htm

Life as a young scholar

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/zIhs6f892jY/story01.htm

Young will have to change names to escape ‘cyber past’ warns Google’s Eric Schmidt

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings

New college rankings

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/16/nsf

The future of social science research at NSF

http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2123935,00.html

A really interesting story (and comments) on the state of scientific research in America

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/27/martin-gardner-obituary

Obituary for Martin Gardner

http://matt.might.net/articles/successful-phd-students/

Qualities of successful PhD students

http://www.academicproductivity.com/

Academic productivity blog

http://matt.might.net/articles/phd-school-in-pictures/

PhD in pictures

http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=456

Scott Aaronson on the new candidate proof for P!=NP

http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=304

Ten Signs a Claimed Mathematical Breakthrough is Wrong

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/05/oath

Hippocratic Oaths for Academe

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/books/review/30kirn.html

Interview with Gary Shteyngart about Absurdistan

http://www1.voanews.com/russian/news/a-33-2006-07-10-voa1.html

A more interesting one

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/d8Cfx7mrUCs/story01.htm

Better algorithms for chess rankings

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/08/03/qt/evaluating_graduates_of_foreign_medical_schools

Performance of medical graduates from non-US universities

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/60952/title/Machine_versus_manhole

Machine vs. manhole

http://www.cccblog.org/2010/07/06/at-the-interface-between-computer-science-and-economics

At the Interface between Computer Science and Economics

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100630/full/466016b.html

Italian universities in crisis

http://www.ielanguages.com/swedish.html

Swedish: vocabulary

http://www.onlineswedish.com/pronounce.php

Swedish: pronunciation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_language

Swedish: history, grammar

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100616/full/465858a.html?s=news_rss

Russia woos lost scientists

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/07/19/dissecting-inception-six-interpretations-and-five-plot-holes/

Review of Inception

http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross

All-time movie gross income

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/andrew_ohehir/2010/07/14/inception/index.html?CP=IMD&DN=110

Review of Inception

http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/07/02/100-great-things-about-america-part-1/?hpt=C2

100 great things about America – part I

http://www.iol.nu

IOL 2010