June 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Motion Picture Academy Expands the Best-Picture Pool to 10 Nominees

NYTimes.com: “I would not be telling you the truth if I said the words ‘Dark Knight’ did not come up.”


Sunday, 21 June 2009

The Devil Is in the Digits: Evidence That Iran’s Election Was Rigged

washingtonpost.com: “humans are bad at making up numbers”


Is it “Schlocky” to Compare Life Expectancies Between Countries?

FiveThirtyEight: “That said, life expectancy is important. If you’re going to make a raw comparison, I’d rather compare countries on life expectancy than on cancer survival rates or the availability of hip replacements and cataract surgery. Or, to put it another way, if health care doesn’t matter, if the main driver of life expectancies in America is the way we eat and live, then maybe it would make sense to spend 50% less on our health care system.”


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Twitter, NTT America hold off maintenance to keep Iran channel clear

Los Angeles Times: “…scheduled maintenance would be delayed from overnight – daytime in Iran – to 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, which would be the middle of the night in Iran.”


CNN Debates Twitter’s Relevance While Ignoring Important World Events Being Reported on Twitter

Valleywag: “…the very social networking tools conceived as intangible ideas by young Americans just a few short years ago in dorm rooms and basements and garages have now come to fruition as something tangible with the power to influence the course of events halfway across the world…”


Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Last Titanic survivor dies at 97