Random Links XXX

Soldier Survival:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/184156/output/print

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3076487/

Educational Dysfunction, Student Entitlement Edition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/education/18college.html

Discipline vs. Niceness:

http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/942/full

Stereotype Threat:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/01/AR2009020102171_pf.html

Postmodern Dating, PDA Edition:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/no-kissing-allowed-at-warrington-station-ndash-it-blocks-the-platform-1623806.html

Slumdogs in Real Life:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/185798/output/print

Netbooks:

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/17-03/mf_netbooks

1.  This is “network computers” redux.  With WiFi instead of landline ‘Net connections.  Works so long as you’re willing to depend on the network & providers thereon.

2.  The passages re. the relative clout of manufacturing vs. “branding and marketing” were annoying to read.

3.  Note that Moore’s Law can work in more than one direction.  Instead of better performance for the same price, one can have the same performance for less price.

Interesting Times:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/23/police-civil-unrest-recession

Echoes of the Chronoliths & pro/anti-Kuin protests….

Mexico Downfall:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/us/24border.html

We really need a Southern Wall….

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2 Responses to “Random Links XXX”

  1. […] This morning, I encountered an article [1] on the Random Musings blog that analyzes a specific problem in our nation’s education system; it is one about which I […]

  2. Bah! Walls don’t keep people out!

    WRT netbooks, I like the portability factor involved, but I am far less enthusiastic about the wi-fi internet connectivity. I read on CNET the other day that some manufacturers may start incorporating expresscard slots into their larger netbook models, which would be a plus in my book (since I use an expresscard-based aircard) Also, the relative lack of juice is a significant turn-off, since most of my software needs are very power-hungry ones.

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