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Twitter Mistrial

There’s a fascinating NYTimes frontpage article about how jurors are causing havoc in the criminal justice system by using Twitter, Facebook, and other real-time communication tools during a court case (via their smartphones and at home on their computers).  Jurors … Continue reading

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Making Headlines

I’ll begin by prefacing my post – I do not depend on making a living via generating buzz for my website (and if I did, I’d be more than broke). Perhaps I would feel differently if I did.  I was … Continue reading

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The Kindle 2

I had no intention to get a Kindle 2, mainly because of its high price tag.  But my nephew (aka my sister and brother in law, seeing as my nephew is not even 1 year old) bought one as a … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart responds to Rick Santelli

Jon Stewart continues to amaze me in his (and his writer’s) ability to break down hypocracy in our public figures.  It’s like we almost expect him to represent us.  While I hardly believe we should rely on the Daily Show … Continue reading

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Why is my cell phone service terrible?

Maybe it’s just me, but I think cell phone reception has degraded over time.  I’m sure upgrading to a 3G-capable phone has a lot to do with it (lots of issues with 2G-3G handshake), but I cannot go for more … Continue reading

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Facebook and social “grooming”

The Economist had a fascinating post on how the Dunbar number appies to social networks.  For those who may not know, the Dunbar number is a “theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships ” – … Continue reading

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Yelp

Let me begin this by saying that Yelp has been extremely useful in my transition to the west coast over the past 3.5 years.  When I first moved out here, I knew nothing, and although I had friends and family, … Continue reading

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Let’s start

So I think I need to start regularly blogging here again (actually, more like for the first time).  It’s been awhile, but changing jobs (especially given the current market) and a new nephew, among other things, have kept me extremely … Continue reading

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“Paper towel” for oil?

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer comes up with the idea to put oil in a rubber bouncy ball: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oil-paper-0530.html

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Merging statistics and sports…

It’s been done in baseball, and now it’s coming to basketball.  Interesting link if you’re into basketball, especially if you (like me) are a Celtics fan.  Saw this awhile ago, but even more interesting if you noticed how Rondo and … Continue reading

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