Gongol.com Archives: October 2009
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October 14, 2009

Science and Technology Is lazy science reporting even worse than intentionally malicious anti-science reporting?
That's recently been posited at a meeting of rationalists. While lazy reporting is colossally troubling, at least the lazy are open to correction.

Humor and Good News Your first day in prison, you either have to beat someone up or...
Bernie Madoff rips a page out of "Office Space" and gets into a prison fight

Computers and the Internet http:oops-oops
Tim Berners-Lee says the // part of the URL was unnecessary, and he's sorry about that.

Computers and the Internet Is e-mail being eclipsed by other communications tools?
And, if so, is that a good thing? It almost seems as though every new tool intended to cut through the communications clutter simply creates more of it, and that the rise of a new tool just renders obsolete many of the filtering and management efforts employed to make the preceding ones more useful. There's something to be said for using the right tool for the right task...and something even more to be said for knowing when to shut up.

Water News What's atrazine doing when it reaches our water?

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