A friend send me this link to
Huber’s Sandwich Emporium yesterday.
Huber’s sandwiches is within walking distance of the University of Vienna, and we spent a dreamy 10 minutes imagining how slightly anxious researchers that suffer from correlated disturbances shuffle into that shop and ask for the massive 18 centimetre sandwich estimator. If you think this is remotely funny, your life must be pretty sad.
Today, the BBC has a rather amusing piece by
Larry Sabato (Virginia) on the “ The US election nightmare scenario“: an equal split of the “toss-up” state leads to deadlock in the Electoral College. Enter the unit rule, a constitutional provision which stipulates that the House will select the President in a vote where each state delegation has a single vote. Sounds bizarre? Certainly. Unlikely? Not entirely. And yes, apparently Pelosi could become the next President of the US. Read it yourself.
Technorati-Tags: US, elections, constitution, unit rule, electoral college, Barack Obama, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, fun
Why Stalin would have loved PowerPoint
Like many other people, I just hate PowerPoint. But I had no idea that this pet hate could be the result of a serious
(well) analysis of PP’s ideological flaws. Now I know. Though the original article by scientific idol and graphics guru Edward Tufte (“ power corrupts, powerpoint corrupts absolutely“) has been on the internet for five years, I only acame across the graphical analysis while browsing -er- a PowerPoint presentation. Though it’s a good one on research designs.
fun, powerpoint, presentation, political science, stalinism, ideology
Ever tried to get something done around other social scientists?
Good stuff: On orgtheory.net Kieran reports on a
major breakthrough in the exciting and ever so slightly apocryphal sub-subfield of socio-physics. Beware of the Biggs-Hangeron.
fun, obscure, social science, political science