The Republicans’ Crazy Party Platforms →
“mandating a polio vaccine: tyranny. Mandating invasive ultrasound: freedom” makes sense, doesn’t it?
GOP to the uninsured: Drop dead →
“In every other advanced nation, the idea that government has a central role in assuring basic health security was settled decades ago — a consensus that conservatives abroad embrace. Always remember: conservative icon Margaret Thatcher would have been chased from office if she had proposed anything as radically conservative as Obamacare — which relies on private docs to deliver the...
If you pay your coffee with cash, you might be a... →
What a nonsense…
The Berlusconization of American politics... →
Dating is not a science, not even if you do it... →
Prop. 8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court... →
Good news. It’s sad that something like that will never happen in Italy though
Towards a 21th century immigration system
As foreign students, we come to the US, we study hard, and we get our degrees. If we are lucky, at the end of our studies we can find a job, and stay in the country. One thing we cannot do for sure is founding a company. We might be brilliant PhDs, but our immigration status forbids us to put our ideas in practice and create jobs. This sounds like nonsense to many of us (probably not to the GOP,...
USA border paranoia →
Really? Now one cannot even state that their willingness of crazy partying without fearing being blocked at the border?
Higher education is not a luxury. It’s an economic imperative that every family...– “Economic imperative” sounds weird. Saying that education is a basic right was too hard, or is that a too revolutionary thought for the United States?
Tips for grad school interviews
jtotheizzoe: (Made rebloggable by request) Joe’s Tips on Grad School Interviews … for the Natural Sciences Hi Joe! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I really enjoy all of your posts. I actually had a couple of questions regarding grad school since I have a couple of interviews scheduled in February. How would you prepare for an interview? Up until now I have only read a couple...
"Obama wants everyone's kids to go to college so... →
Now this is a good one. Wait, it’s not a joke?
Knowing a bot's true name, or how to find...
Folklore tells us that by knowing a creature’s true name one obtains great power over her. This is the reason why daemons and such usually don’t tell you their true name, and popstars often times go under pseudonyms. In a lot more prosaic fashion, security researchers often times struggle in finding malware samples to run for their experiments. The reason is that, most of the time,...