Monthly Archives: May 2007

How authoritative am I? 1000!

Cognitive Daily has reached a Technorati authority rating of 1,000. See? Of course, the “authority” rating is just the number of blogs linking your blog in the past six months. I guess the folks at Technorati thought “authority” was easily … Continue reading

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Is reading Shakespeare essential?

Scott Esposito points to this post, which speaks disparagingly of the trend in U.S. colleges to not require Shakespeare of their English majors. But is it really a trend? I majored in English at the University of Chicago 20 years … Continue reading

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Packed!

We’re completely packed for Europe! These packs contain everything we’ll need for our seven-week trip. We were able to pack all we need using just one carry-on-size bag for each person. Well, almost everything. There are a few items that … Continue reading

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…but where’s my flying car? Volume II

A continuing series… I daydreamed a lot about the “future” when I was a kid in the 1970s, but whatever I thought the world would be like in 2007, I don’t think I ever imagined I’d be making money writing … Continue reading

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Europe: The preparations

In less than two weeks, the entire Munger family will board a jet for Paris and a seven-week Europe adventure. This will be the longest vacation I’ve ever taken, and certainly the most ambitious travel I’ve ever done with kids … Continue reading

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RIP Moby Blook

I decided to pull the plug on the Moby Blook experiment. I’ve deleted the WordPress front end from the server and archived the database. I think it’s possible to restore if there’s demand for it, but the project has been … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

I’ve always thought of Mother’s Day as a “Hallmark Holiday.” I was talking about it with my mom and Greta and we decided to look it up. Turns out the concept is thousands of years old (if Wikipedia is to … Continue reading

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What is the role of bloggers as book reviewers?

[Cross-posted from CogDaily] A new blog has emerged in Terre Haute, Indiana. Its message is somewhat cryptic, including such gems as this one, from “annefernald”: For those who think of surgeons as spending their days operating on people, this would … Continue reading

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Stupidest NYT headline ever?

“Wind farms may not lower air pollution, study suggests” The implication is that somehow wind farms pollute just as much as coal-fired power plants. But that’s not what the article says. Basically it says that over the next X years, … Continue reading

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