Thursday, 25 June 2009
Motion Picture Academy Expands the Best-Picture Pool to 10 Nominees
NYTimes.com: "I would not be telling you the truth if I said the words ‘Dark Knight’ did not come up."
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Is it "Schlocky" to Compare Life Expectancies Between Countries?
FiveThirtyEight: "That said, life expectancy is important. If you're going to make a raw comparison, I'd rather compare countries on life expectancy than on cancer survival rates or the availability of hip replacements and cataract surgery. Or, to put it another way, if health care doesn't matter, if the main driver of life expectancies in America is the way we eat and live, then maybe it would make sense to spend 50% less on our health care system."
The Devil Is in the Digits: Evidence That Iran's Election Was Rigged
washingtonpost.com: "humans are bad at making up numbers"
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
CNN Debates Twitter's Relevance While Ignoring Important World Events Being Reported on Twitter
Valleywag: "...the very social networking tools conceived as intangible ideas by young Americans just a few short years ago in dorm rooms and basements and garages have now come to fruition as something tangible with the power to influence the course of events halfway across the world..."
Twitter, NTT America hold off maintenance to keep Iran channel clear
Los Angeles Times: "...scheduled maintenance would be delayed from overnight -- daytime in Iran -- to 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, which would be the middle of the night in Iran."
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Last Titanic survivor dies at 97