Sunday, June 24, 2007


Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk.
There are still a lot of things that you can do with a penny. Here are 83 of them.

If you're looking for another way to stand out from the crowd -- or if you're just indecisive -- here are 31 Different Ways To Lace Shoes.

Can the level of math education sink any lower?

Saturdays in August, on ABC: Four thought-provoking tales of present and future Earth are brought to life in "Masters of Science Fiction", an all-new anthology series featuring a stellar lineup of actors and directors, and narrated by acclaimed physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. (The width and breadth of the body of Robert Heinlein's work to choose from, and they decided to adapt "Jerry Was A Man"?)

You might think it would be safe enough to hike naked on the Appalachian Trail. You'd be wrong.

"Here are some tips for job seekers who meet with recruiters in Second Life...Tailor your avatar to the position you're applying for. It's not necessary to dress up in a suit - but if you are interviewing with an employer that has a conservative workplace culture, you probably don't want to show up as a troll or a mermaid." Here's another tip: Bwah-hah-hah! (See also Valleywag's reaction.)

US News and World Report: "The April release of Behind the Pay Gap by the American Association of University Women Education Foundation reported that one year after college graduation, women working full time earn just 80 percent as much as their male counterparts. The report noted that one potential reason for this difference is that female students are clustered in college majors tied to careers that lead to smaller paychecks."

Admit it, if you had an electronic bubble wrap toy, you'd play with it.


Anonymous said...

Ah, 'Jerry Was a Man'! One of the two Heinlein properties I believe we agreed ARTC should _not_ ever seek to adapt. (The other would probably result in a fatwa being declared against the Company. Among other things.)

The whole line-up looks kinda weak, based on those of the stories I've read. The Howard Fast piece struck me as particularly weak and preachy.


Anonymous said...

'Can the Level of Math Education Sink Any Lower?" My sons have gotten tired of hearing it (and they hear it nearly every time we deal with McDonalds): 'Please -- in the name of God -- finish high school, go on to college, and do _not_ end up working at McDonalds. Your cousin Denita worked at McDonalds, but at least she became a manager.'

And they sigh, 'Yes, Dad.'

(I also insisted they learn the phrase: 'Usted deseo pappas fritas con eso?')