All the dirty words from Google's "what do you... →
The Centrist Cop-Out →
By PAUL KRUGMAN The New York Times In Opinion, Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman writes, “The cult of balance has played an important role in bringing us to the edge of disaster.” Placing blame equally on Democrats and Republicans for the stalemate over the debt crisis only encourages more bad behavior.
Online Commenting: The Age of Rage →
The psychologists call it “deindividuation”. It’s what happens when social norms are withdrawn because identities are concealed. The classic deindividuation experiment concerned American children at Halloween. Trick-or-treaters were invited to take sweets left in the hall of a house on a table on which there was also a sum of money. When children arrived singly, and not wearing masks, only 8% of...
Robert Reich: Don't Fall for the GOP Lie: There is... →
robertreich: A friend who’s been watching the absurd machinations in Congress asked me “what happens if we don’t solve the budget crisis and we run out of money to pay the nation’s bills?” It was only then I realized how effective Republicans lies have been. That we’re calling it a “budget crisis” and…
Fun fact of the day
braiker: Here’s how many Republican Senators voted to raise the debt ceiling each time it came up for a vote since 1997. (NB: I have not independently fact-checked, but trust the source): 1997: 55 …2002: 31 2003: 50 2004: 50 2006: 51 2007: 26 2008: 34 2008: 33 Then Obama was elected. 2009: 2 2009: 1 2010: 0 (via cmonstah)
Indexing The World Wide Web: The Journey So Far →
derekg: In this chapter, we describe the key indexing components of today’s web search engines. As the World Wide Web has grown, the systems and methods for indexing have changed significantly. We present the data structures used, the features extracted, the infrastructure needed, and the options available for designing a brand new search engine. We highlight techniques that improve relevance...