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This is the archive for March 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Don't worry, assholes, I'm already as aware as I can be that the world is full of idiots. So, tonight's exercise in endarkenement will be sponsored in part by Google? Duly noted.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm not even done with the article, and I see the problem already.
Women now earn 57 percent of bachelors degrees and 59 percent of masters degrees. According to the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2006 was the fifth year in a row in which the majority of research Ph.D.ís awarded to U.S. citizens went to women.

There's some fact-checking that needs doing in regards to that first sentence, that I suspect was not done, as it would be a monumental task, unlike, for instance, fact-checking the second sentence, which could be done simply by referring to the mentioned study. I'm looking at the verbs in those two sentences, and at the difference between them in their most basic meaning. Perhaps, though doubtful given the efforts already underway, the difference is currently inconsequential, but make no mistake, the widening of that gap will be the measure of success for the whole rotten enterprise.

HT Billy