URLs for January 25, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHQ7gPuZ3Qw&feature=related

The Nutcracker – Covent Garden

http://arxivblog.com/?p=1123

How Google’s PageRank predicts Nobel Prize winners

http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/the-last-professor/?em

Stanley Fish – “The Last Professor”

http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/fellows-2008

ACM fellows announced

http://mhasegawa.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/calvin-trillin-toasts-obama/

Poem about Obama

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aCtsfHhEr9W0&refer=uk

United-Chelsea

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/11/golden.globe.list/index.html

Golden Globe winners

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/08/political.football/index.html

BCS is a political football in 2009

http://apperceptual.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/how-to-maximize-citations/

How to maximize citations

http://www.flexagon.net/

Flexagon portal

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/1/3.full

PNAS gives back copyright to authors

http://www.slate.com/id/2206973

Who Checks the Spell-Checkers?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/opinion/04lewiseinhorn.html?ref=opinion

The End of the Financial World as We Know It
By MICHAEL LEWIS and DAVID EINHORN

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/scienceblogs/CyKN/~3/501301274/the_z2k9_problem.php

Z2K

http://www.paulgraham.com/cities.html

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=201373

Paul Graham on cities

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/12/29/he_creates_ways_of_seeing_information/

About “mathmetician” Martin Wattenberg

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12851150

The best young economists

URLs for January 2, 2009

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081205/COMMENTARY/812059997/1023

The best films of 2008 (Roger Ebert)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/books/31sali.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=salinger&st=cse

Still Paging Mr. Salinger

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F23%2F2321242&from=rss

Software-Generated Paper Accepted At IEEE Conference

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F23%2F1831225&from=rss

Crackpot Scandal In Mathematics

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/31/realestate/commercial/31michigan.html

A Rust Belt Oasis, the University of Michigan Is Spending Billions to Grow

http://www.newsweek.com/id/176809

Lessig: reboot the FCC

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/24/opinion/24friedman.html?em

Friedman: reboot America

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12795471

A very European hero – story about Tintin in the Economist

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/change.htm

Universal grade change form

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Genomap01.jpg

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html?card=mm021

Human haplogroup K

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2008/12/24/best_movies_2008/index.html

Best movies of 2008 – Salon

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23Netflix-t.html?pagewanted=all

If You Liked This, Youre Sure to Love That

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=938

http://snowclones.org/

http://rosaparksofblogs.blogspot.com/

Fun language networks on the Language Log

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=6895

U-M to buy Pfizer’s former Ann Arbor property

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/16/pf/credit_card_rules/index.htm?postversion=2008121609

Credit card rules

http://www.nihmaps.org/

NIH Maps

Connected Promo

http://www.ridgefieldsymphony.org/youth/leadership.html

Petko Dimitrov

http://www.reprieve.org.uk/Press_stop_torture_music.htm

Torture music

URLs for December 7, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html

Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/05/googling-security-bo.html

Googling Security: book that opens your eyes to how much you disclose to Google

http://www.imchess.com/2008/12/week-1-december-2008-live-chess-ratings.html

latest ELO ratings

http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=83347_0_24_0_C

New towers in China

http://gizmodo.com/5101308/amazon-iphone-app-lets-you-buy-anything-you-take-a-picture-of

Cool app

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/12/05/atheists.christmas/index.html

Atheist sign stolen

http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=367

Wanted: Better Wikipedia coverage of theoretical computer science

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/28/1515216&from=rss

Cyberchondria

http://www.thepublicdomain.org/download/

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (by James Boyle)

http://tantek.com/log/2008/02.html#d19t2359

http://tantek.pbwiki.com/CommunicationProtocols

http://lifehacker.com/343665/get-things-done-over-the-phone-with-jott

Email use protocols, etc.

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/on-education/2008/11/24/obama-girls-opt-for-a-posh-private-school.html

Obama girls opt for a posh private school

http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/worlds-best-colleges/2008/11/20/worlds-best-colleges-and-universities-top-200.html

New US News & WR rankings – world universities

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/business/30privacy.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/magazine/30google-t.html

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/06/22/stopping_google/

Google-related stuff

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23Netflix-t.html

The netflix challenge

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/xRrvc8CZPQ8/article.pl

Google SearchWiki

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/business/23novelties.html?emc=eta1

SearchTogether

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bulgarianscienceproblems/message/3408

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/322/5905/1183.pdf

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/322/5905/1184.pdf

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/bulgarianscienceproblems/message/3417

Science in Romania

http://www.chessdom.com/kamsky-topalov-sofia

The Kamsky-Topalov match

http://www.dresden2008.de/

The Chess olympiad

http://www.europeana.eu/

European digital library (planned?)

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=946910

Entitled students expect better grades for effort: study

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081117/full/news.2008.1235.html

The multi-million dollar 1000 Genomes project is set to be finished in a year

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D94GNJTO0.htm

College payday: presidents’ salaries up last year

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/11/13/worldmapper/index.html

Mapping out a new world order

URLs for November 15, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/business/16digi.html

What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/technology/internet/14voice.html

Google Is Taking Questions (Spoken, via iPhone)

http://www.maa.org/maa%20reviews/9301.html

New series of Martin Gardner’s books

http://www.newsweek.com/id/167582?tid=relatedcl

How He Did It

http://www.newsweek.com/id/165189/page/1

Advice from seven Nobel laureates on fixing the economy

http://www.mediapool.bg/show/?storyid=145615&srcpos=5

Vreme Razdelno…

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/health/research/06cancer.html

New cancer findings

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/books/06crichton.html

RIP: Michael Crichton

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/nyregion/new-jersey/02streetnj.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Summit, NJ

http://www.usb-bg.org/Bg/Natzio_Strategia_za_razvitie_na_NI_proekt.pdf

Eto novata strategiya na MON (Ot Preslav)

http://www.monitor.bg/opinions/article?sid=&aid=175673&cid=50&eid=1513

reakciya

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/10/28/detroit.mayor.sentenced/index.html

Detroit’s mayor to go to jail

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/27/europe/union.php

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/29/opinion/edlet.php

Bulgaria risks becoming EU cautionary tale

http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2008/10/innumeracy_on_parade.php

Innumeracy on parade

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7215/full/455884a.html

Philosophy of science: Theories of almost everything
P.-M. Binder

URLs for October 26, 2008

http://capital.bg/show.php?storyid=568692

Starbucks in BG

http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2008/10/23/mass_transit_america/index.html

Mass transit rebirth?

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~harchol/gradschooltalk.pdf

Applying to Grad. school in CS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUPsfYJONrU

Disney copyright law

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25666/25666.txt

The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
Morskoto vqlche na Mayn Rid

http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge262.html

Edge 262 October 22, 2008
including TWO BIG THINGS HAPPENING IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
(A Talk By Daniel Kahneman)

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200811/airport-security

Airport security?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/08/lessons-from-abroad/

About BG – good stuff

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/world/europe/16bulgaria.html

About BG – bad stuff

http://capital.bg/show.php?storyid=562839

Do Chicago i nazad v nova versiya

http://www.google.com/search2001.html

Google Search as of 2001

http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/13/news/economy/nobel_prize.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008101309

Krugman wins Nobel economics prize

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/nyregion/13fairs.html

Street fairs

http://www.dr1.com/forums/general-stuff/37598-need-baby-names-girl.html

Where Dominican names come from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mad%27s_movie_spoofs

List of “Mad Magazine” movie spoofs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/14/france

Guillaume Depardieu (son of Gérard) dies at 37

URLs for October 11, 2008

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article4910798.ece

The top 100 universities in the world

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081008/full/455715a.html

http://spore.swmed.edu/dejavu/

http://spore.swmed.edu/dejavu/duplicate/?update_type__exact=0&other_type__exact=0&duplication_type__id__exact=2&comment_type__exact=0&o=7&MedLabel__exact=0&MedIssue__exact=0&ot=desc&share_author__exact=0

Deja Vu: a Database of Highly Similar and Duplicate Citations*

http://feeds.feedburner.com/FrenchForBeginners

French for Beginners

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/10/07/kids.cough.meds.ap/index.html

Drug makers: No cough or cold meds for kids under 4

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/10/02/space.elevator/index.html

Space elevator

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/01/citizenship.test/index.html

The new US citizenship test

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/29/arts/music/29wana.html

Amid Shoes and Jewels, a Mighty, Mighty Sound

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20205803,00.html

Paul Newman’s most memorable roles

http://www.economist.com/vote2008/

The global perspective on the election

http://gizmodo.com/5055160/24-hour-air-traffic-around-the-world-blows-minds-eyeballs?autoplay=true

24 Hour Air Traffic Around the World Blows Minds, Eyeballs

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/biztech/09/24/google.project/index.html

Got an idea to help the world? Here’s $10 million

http://www.theoremoftheday.org/Theorems.html

Theorem of the day

http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/09/17/stanford-frees-cs-robotics-courses/

Free courses in CS from Stanford

http://www.otzvuk.com

Otzvuk

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/15/obit.wright.ap/index.html

Pink Floyd keyboardist Wright dies

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/09/08/21300/

The CEO of Linguistics

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2008-09-07/200809071220812476296.html

Interview with Grigor Dimitrov

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/09/07/bolduan.fixing.dc.schools.cnn

88% of D.C.’s 8th graders can’t read

http://www.newsweek.com/id/157514

Land Of Big Science

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/F0s-S2056ng/article.pl

The Electronic Bastille

http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1838944,00.html

LPGA policy under justified criticism

http://cs.unc.edu/~azuma/hitch4.html

A graduate school survival guide

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/ucaV66N9eRk/article.pl

Every Satellite Tracked In Realtime Via Google Earth

http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/08/almost-everyone.html#posts

Forgot your password? may be weakest link

http://wordle.net/create

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URLs

List from September 1, 2008

http://compling.ai.uiuc.edu/rws/newindex/cm.html

Richard Sproat’s visit to the Creation Museum in Kentucky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Word_games

Word games

http://tao-game.dimension17.com/

Set

http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/eye-resolution.html

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/08/business/cameras.php

A human eye’s effective resolution is 300M-500M pixels

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/08/27/gifted.kids/index.html

Is your kid really gifted? Probably not

http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1836650,00.html

The LPGA’s arrogance (”new rule requiring players to speak English”)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/08/27/lw.help.im.turning.into.my.mom/index.html

Are you like your mother?

http://www.imeem.com

Social network of songs

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project.cfm?id=612

Mapping the Human ‘Diseasome’

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/373142739/article.pl

Solving sudoku using Debian’s package dependency manager

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DecisionScienceNews/~3/364909632/

GET A FEELING FOR ACCIDENTAL SIGNIFICANCE

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/373727543/article.pl

Ray Bradbury at 88

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/321/5885/15

Peer review

http://thedata.org/

The dataverse

http://insidehighered.com/news/2008/08/20/dual

Dual careers in academia

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/08/18/god.vs.doctors.ap/index.html

God vs. doctors

http://iol6.linguistics-bg.com/

http://iol6.linguistics-bg.com/problems.php

http://iol6.linguistics-bg.com/results.php

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=442

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112073&org=NSF

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=498

The International Linguistics Olympiad

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2008/07/varian_on_techn.html

Hal Varian

http://www.math.ufl.edu/misc/hlrules.html

The Hardy-Littlewood Axioms of Collaboration

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-07/uom-sfi072208.php

Security flaws in online banking sites found to be widespread

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/business/20debt.html

Given a Shovel, Americans Dig Deeper Into Debt

http://www.movingimagesource.us/

Moving image source

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

Building a better collective memory

http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=rbtqvrrqzGNnwdftbTqWxk4ZqvpQn4xc

Access to Online Journals Reduces Breadth of Citations, Study Finds

http://www.siliconvalley.com/news/ci_9919746?source=email

Chinese take lead from UC-Berkeley in producing Ph.D. hopefuls

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/336442220/article.pl

Fallout From the Fall of CAPTCHAs

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

Bulgarian Language

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/moneymag/0807/gallery.bplive_topearners.moneymag/index.html

The 25 top earning towns

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/28/real_estate/another_home_price_dip/index.htm?iref=topnews

Home prices drop record 15.8%

URLs

http://www.cccblog.org/2008/07/11/computer-science-enrollments-the-real-news/

Computer Science Enrollments

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=6643

Bluffing Could Be Common in Prediction Markets, Study Shows

http://insidehighered.com/news/2008/07/11/newfac

Confidence Gap for New Profs

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/opinion/10thu3.html?ref=opinion

The Government and Your Laptop

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/science/08comp.html

Herculean Device for Molecular Mysteries

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11614183

The crowd within

http://www3.hi.is/~haukurth/norse/

Old Norse

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/index.html

Early Indo-European online

http://ca.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idCAN0129249520080701

Microsoft buys Powerset

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1026

The F-1 visa process, explained :)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/06/30/doomsdaycollider.ap/index.html

The supercollider

http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19092/53/

Russians more likely to say Yo Yandex than Go Google

http://mags.acm.org/communications/200807/

The new CACM

http://presidentialwatch08.com/index.php/map/

The political blogs, 2008

http://mihd.net

http://www.mediafire.com

http://www.sharebigfile.com

Services to share files

http://hulu.com

http://veox.com

Services to watch movies

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/08/06/citysense.html

Where the Wild Things Are: Computer Science Professors Breakthrough Maps the Cool Quest

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/16-07/pb_theory

(controversial)
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
Comments:

http://earningmyturns.blogspot.com/2008/06/end-of-theory-data-deluge-makes.html

http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/06/the_google_way.php

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DataMining/~3/322319201/theory—meta-post.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/29/magazine/29Birth-t.html

No Babies?

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

Idiocracy

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/29/technology/29digi.html

Windows Could Use a Rush of Fresh Air

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

Abba

URLs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4smlQlWhHM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ3u3fTG70Q&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKlxyoPNaFI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRb8KKyenSY&feature=related

Ennio Morricone clips

http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2008/05/university_of_michigan_to_hire_1.html?goback=%2Ehom

University of Michigan to hire 25 junior faculty

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/05/16/270/print.html

How will Barack Obama get to 270?

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/05/14/mooney/index.html

Have we fallen behind our parents?

http://www.superliminal.com/cube/cube.htm

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/13/1454243&from=rss

4-d Rubik cube

http://www.mefferts.com/

Puzzle store

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/google-translate-adds-10-new-languages.html

http://translate.google.bg/translate_t

Google Translate Adds 10 new languages

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DataMining/~3/288445391/powerset-launch.html

Powerset launches

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=401645&c=1

ISI to start indexing conference proceeedings?

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/291629842/article.pl

Bletchley Park Facing Financial Ruin

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/14/fahrenheit.sequel.ap/index.html

Moore plans ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ sequel

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/health/research/06dise.html

Redefining Disease, Genes and All

http://www.hulu.com

http://www.joost.com

Online access to TV shows

http://videolectures.net

(link from Vlado)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCsingen

Buesingen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campione_d%27Italia

Campione d’Italia

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

Liechtenstein

http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/annc/20080512_friend_connect.html

Google Friend Finder

http://apps.facebook.com/manyeyes

ManyEyes from IBM Research

http://nexus.ludios.net

Nexus

http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Wikileaks

Wikileaks

http://www.slate.com/id/2190284/entry/0/

So You Want To Be a Scientologist