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Linkflood: 2008-04-23

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This is like ‘Boy boils egg’: Lenore Skenazy let her son come home from a Bloomingdale’s store, and wrote about it. Since then, she has been on TV, called “America’s Worst Mom” (really!), had to defend herself, been written about, and has finally started a blog. Schneier has an image.

UnNobeled in literature: According to Wikipedia: Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Émile Zola, James Joyce, Mark Twain, W. H. Auden, Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Arthur Miller. Also, Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Pasternak have declined.

Webcomics roundup: XKCD, Dinosaur Comics, PHD Comics, Dilbert, Frazz (‘an adult Calvin’) [oh BTW: ‘Fight Club is really Calvin & Hobbes’ (another)]. Others, which I don’t regularly read, or used to read, so can’t vouch for them personally/still: Foxtrot, Pictures for Sad Children, Questionable Content, A Softer World, Schlock Mercenary, Sexy Losers (NSFW or anything!), Spamusement.
Not exactly comics, but often brilliant nonetheless: Garfield minus Garfield, Indexed, Marmaduke explained (explained).

Somehow I think I’ve missed something.

Americans not so different: Simon Pegg on irony and all that (via lynneguist).

Genetic research is being hampered by Excel: The Register (probably via Revealing Errors).

What is a Year? Phil Plait explains.

Teaching mathematics: Should be done using blackboards. Blackboards are awesome (and better than whiteboards), PowerPoint is terrible (YES!)

Others: Japanese creative barcode pictures, How to Find Lost objects (awesome book, I assure you, speaking as an expert), Women’s cues too subtle for men (haha… wait), Quotation marks (bravo!).

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Thu, 2008-04-24 at 03:33:47

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