Tag Archives: Stanford

What a difference a few miles makes… Stanford data shows sharp division between educational outcomes across Washtenaw County following race and class lines

This past April, folks at the New York Times, using data collected by the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford, created an online tool allowing users to explore the correlation between money, race and academic success across America’s school districts. Following are two screen captures. The first shows where the Ann Arbor school district […]

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Hot swapping dicks

According to what I’m reading on the internet, Mike Judge, the creator of the HBO series Silicon Valley, actually consulted with Stanford engineers when writing this scene which aired last night, in which the founders of the tech startup Pied Piper thoughtfully discuss whether or not it might be scientifically possible for a lone individuals […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is stupid… Today should be Make Out with a Scientist Day

Proving once again that scientists are totally awesome, researchers discover first tremors of the big bang, proving, among other things, that the earth is more than 6,000 years old… A few days ago word came out that a scientific discovery of enormous magnitude had been made, and today we know what it was. Scientists studying […]

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Monkey Power Trio determined to be awesomely meow-worthy

I don’t generally share reviews of my one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio, on this site. I’d like to say that its because I’m modest. It has more to do, however, with the fact that the reviews are, almost without exception, embarrassingly negative. But, every so often, for reasons that I can’t quite understand, someone, […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs 1955-2011

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination that we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s […]

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