Health of a Nation

, on May 15, 2017

 


Election Update

, on February 7, 2016

The Presidential Candidates Ranked By Their Usefulness In A Bar Fight by Ali Davis was amusing.


Quick list

, , , on December 13, 2015

Election throwback.

Recently serving for jury duty, this was a fun read, also a reminder to get people to watch 12 Angry Men, also a reminder at how ridiculous the judicial system is.

CRISPR is here and genetic engineering is coming.


Dinner Time

, , , , , , on March 28, 2015

The question is whether civilization as we know it can survive a transformation from values laid down by a few (the elite) to a global auction offering different and often conflicting values and perceptions. With luck a kind of benign global civilization may emerge. The alternative is conflicts born out of values justifying violence and armed conflicts against those who think otherwise — the easy way.

A New Dark Age by Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Guide to Dim Sum and Guide to Dumplings – hungering and informative

The Egg by Andy Weir – too chummy, but fine

Name of the Year – curated amazing names, including background on where each one came from. Some samples: Moses Regular, Win Thin, Joko Widodo, Dr. Wallop Promthong, Infinite Grover

Cloud Chamber – watch uranium decay in real time

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – update

Andy Gilmore – update


The Ruck

, on July 14, 2013

Coming up with the exact number, down to the hundredth decimal point, illustrating the “work units” for a given procedure is an admittedly thankless task. The image of the committee that emerges is less a gathering of angels, cloaked by some Rawlsian Veil of Ignorance, and more akin to a health care-themed Game of Thrones. Several RUC members I spoke to mentioned that the chairwoman often reminds the committee to “Put your RUC hat on.”

The Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee by Haley Sweetland Edwards.


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