Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Iceland's volcanoes


Interesting reminder about how volcanoes can impact human history.

1783 was a bad year.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Michigan left turn


This is interesting because the weird left turns that I remember from Michigan are the reverse order: you make a u-turn first, then make a right turn.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gold Medal Winners

(Thanks to my neighbor Ken for telling me this one.)

Ken: Did you hear that they took Lindsey Vonn's gold medal away from her?

Me: No, that is terrible.

Ken: Yeah, they gave it to Obama because he is going downhill even faster than she was.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics


Interesting, but nothing new here for those of us who actually know something about statistics.

The problem is that (as a society) we are statistically illiterate.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Amazon vs. Colorado


Interesting development in the ongoing war over payment or non-payment of state sales taxes.

It would not surprise me if Wisconsin tries this.