I had a test today in methods, which blew. I know this stuff is important, because the contents of the course are how we're able to feed the population of the world. You can stuff that in your pipe and smoke it, lesswrong Bayes folks. Not to be hard on Bayesians, you know, but the way they talk, it's like RA Fisher wasn't the most important scientist of the 20th century, which he was.
Despite what the Daily Mail says, there has been substantial warming over the last 16 years. They are, as they say, lying liars who tell lies.
I got my flu shot on Saturday. Despite the hype, I did not get AIDS and die.
I don't know what's so hard about this: I believe in global warming, vaccination, the axiom of choice, evolution, and the germ theory of disease (though I do admit a little fondness in my heart for predicative arithmetic and bristle a bit at the Scientism of certain popular proponents of evolution - I don't believe the ideology at all). I believe smoking causes cancer, HIV causes AIDS. We landed on the moon and planes knocked down the Twin Towers.
I got pointed to this web-log the other day and it is great: http://poemsintranslation.blogspot.com/ It's a friend-of-a-friend, he translates poems in about a dozen different languages and they are quite good translations. Alas, he does not read Sanskrit. He had some very good web-log posts on other stuff, some stuff about Palestine and whatever and the best article that exists about Esperanto (http://blogicarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/esperanto-international-auxiliary.html).
It almost made me want to take up Esperanto - why not, I have to do something on my ten minute bus rides to work?
Agriculture is destiny. People forget this at their peril. They forget because grain is cheap. For them. And for now.
O'Bama's hair is turning a little more grey.
Okay, crap, I need to get back to work.
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