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U.S. is a world leader in class conflict over government spending
"What is much more remarkable about the pattern of opinion in the United States is the extent to which it was polarized along class lines. In the other affluent democracies, net support for spending cuts was virtually constant across income groups, from the very poor to the very affluent. In the United States , however, poor people were only slightly more likely to favor than to oppose spending cuts, while affluent people were vastly more likely to favor spending cuts. No other rich country even came close to matching this level of class polarization in budget-cutting preferences. Among the poorer countries included in the ISSP survey, only one displayed a larger division of opinion between rich and poor — South Africa."
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith Chapter 7: Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Christ
Contorting this Elder's quorum lesson tomorrow to deal with Easter instead. #moreldseasterplease
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4 days ago by andrewheiss
The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms - Health - The Atlantic
The most fascinating and beautifully written article on the psychology and design of public toilets you'll read all week.
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7 days ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / mattyglesias: Some say Passover was about ...
"Some say Passover was about slavery, but I see the dispute as more about states rights." https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/455847958165348352
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation
The Guardian and The Washington Post get a Pulitzer for their Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald/NSA stuff. Awesome.
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
Cookies + Puppies = Spring Study Break! - Duke University Libraries Blogs
Duke's library is providing free cookies and puppies during finals week. #noeatingpuppies
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post
I skimmed this. "Before the Internet, the brain read mostly in linear ways — one page led to the next page, and so on. Sure, there might be pictures mixed in with the text, but there didn’t tend to be many distractions. Reading in print even gave us a remarkable ability to remember where key information was in a book simply by the layout, researchers said. We’d know a protagonist died on the page with the two long paragraphs after the page with all that dialogue. The Internet is different. With so much information, hyperlinked text, videos alongside words and interactivity everywhere, our brains form shortcuts to deal with it all — scanning, searching for key words, scrolling up and down quickly. This is nonlinear reading, and it has been documented in academic studies. Some researchers believe that for many people, this style of reading is beginning to invade when dealing with other mediums as well."
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17 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
"Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita, and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the N.B.A., melts at Katy Perry, uses iPhones to post on Facebook, trembles at our aircraft carriers, and blames the C.I.A. for everything. We’re No. 1! In some ways we indisputably are, but a major new ranking of livability in 132 countries puts the United States in a sobering 16th place. We underperform because our economic and military strengths don’t translate into well-being for the average citizen."
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21 days ago by andrewheiss
McCutcheon's Multiplying Effect: Why An Overall Limit Matters
Good explanation of the SCOTUS decision on campaign contributions
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
THREES - A tiny puzzle that grows on you.
"We want to celebrate iteration on our ideas and ideas in general. It’s great. 2048 is a simpler, easier form of Threes that is worth investigation, but piling on top of us right when the majority of Threes players haven’t had time to understand all we’ve done with our game’s system and why we took 14 months to make it, well… that makes us sad."
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
These Are Our Sisters | FairMormon Blog
Excellent post on proper responses to OW
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / jongold: how to set up a linux server ...
"how to set up a linux server in 5 simple steps: 1) ??? 2) ??? 3) copy & paste some things you don't understand 4) ??? 5) done"
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29 days ago by andrewheiss
The Office Time Machine
Pop culture references in The Office, by year.
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29 days ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Career
Get out of my head, Randall. Other people have these thoughts too?
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
2048: Doctor Who Edition
Beauty of open source web games = infinite variations. Like this one. Or the Doge one.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / BoringJabari: Rodney Hood looked a bit sad ...
"Rodney Hood looked a bit sad sat in the locker room so I asked him if he was OK. He said he is OK but I don't think he is really OK."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Save Fulbright
Not only is Congress severely cutting NSF social science funding, the Fulbright Program is at risk of serious cuts too.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: Digits
Oh man. True for 2048 and Threes.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture : The New Yorker
Holy crap. One of the most horrible stories I've read in a while.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Walter George Bruhl Jr., DuPont Co. retiree - CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region - Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA
This guy. "Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person; he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and gone to meet his maker." And it just keeps getting better
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
FiveThirtyEight | ‘Data Is’ vs. ‘Data Are’
FiveThirtyEight will use "data is" instead of "data are." All is right with the world.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Introducing OneNote for Mac | Office Blogs
Microsoft *finally* releases OneNote for OS X. 6 years too late.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
DOGE2048
wow. such matching. very points.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Open Letters: An Open Letter to the Guy in My Office Who Thinks He is the NCAA Tournament Office Pool Oracle.
"Julie isn’t bound by your statistical approach. Everything is on the table when she fills out her bracket. She’s looking at school mascots, uniforms and team colors. Julie will pick a team if her best friend from high school went there. Any emotional connections with the teams at play are given consideration—bios and backstories that catch her interest, a point guard that reminds her of her younger brother, a coach who admits in an interview that his favorite book of all time, like hers, is To Kill a Mockingbird. And despite your protests, Julie’s approach works."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / ?
"At half I told the team We have to win this game, otherwise we go home. Rodney said Weren't we going home anyways? I said You got a point."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Are you really any good at Threes? | Datascope Analytics
Someone simulated a thousand Threes games at random. Awesome.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / BoringJabari: A reporter asked me if this ...
"A reporter asked me if this game was more than just a game. I said no I think it was still 40 minutes. She said What. I said I am confused."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / Doranimated: Old Russian proverb: He who ...
"Old Russian proverb: He who harnesses a crane will seek to harness Ukraine"
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
House bill would cut social science funding by 42 percent
Here we go again. Only this time, the House isn't just targeting political science funding. Instead, it's a 42% drop in all social science funding. Lest you think it's about fiscal responsibility and deficit reduction, it's 3% of the NSF's total funding. $150 million. 0.00000857% of the deficit. But it's a huge source of funding for actual social scientists. Gah.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
2048
Fantastic (easier) online kinda-clone of Threes. 1024 tile, 7,440 points so far.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Ace of Spades HQ
Weeeee. "According to Dzhemilev, Putin also said that it was debatable as to whether Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, acquired in 1991, was even legal."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
andrewheiss/pandoc-citekeys · GitHub
Byproduct of compiling my comps list (and evidence of yak shaving/productive procrastination): pandoc-citekeys
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Debo Adegbile: Senate blocks Obama’s pick to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
"To be clear, then: Adegbile was not himself a cop-killer. He didn’t help a cop-killer get off and roam free with false claims of innocence. What he did do—which fits pretty readily within the historic mandate of the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund—was to help ensure that the American criminal justice system, and especially the death penalty, is administered fairly and constitutionally. As a representative of an organization that is institutionally dedicated to ensuring that justice is administered fairly, he fought for fairness and (totally unfair!) judges agreed that unfairness occurred. Once upon a time in America this was called advocating for justice. But in today’s America, it’s deemed a miscarriage of justice."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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