Monthly Archives: March 2014

What does “linked” mean in an alarmist headline?

There it is, in black and white, the word “linked” in a headline. It screams for your attention but what does it really mean? What will a casual reader extract from this? I’ve seen this so often before but I’ll … Continue reading

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This generations sees its “flower power” dream end too

For most of you who are too young to remember the summer of love and flower power, you just witnessed a repeat when Facebook bought Oculus VR and thus has destroyed Kickstarter. Every generation has to have its crazy idealism, … Continue reading

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Jim Lahey’s Stecca

I’ve made these several times before and they’re a bit hit, particularly good for parties, but this time I tried a little variation and definitely got a different result. Jim’s recipe is very similar to his slow-ferment, no-knead bread, but … Continue reading

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So sad, what are you doing, Nate?

I first heard that Nate Silver has added a climate change denialist to his blog on PZ’s blog, but it took me a bit of time to check it out. By the time I got to 538 and under the … Continue reading

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Sourdough Irish soda bread

You’re kidding, you say! You say, you know, don’t you that soda bread means this is a quick bread, not a yeast bread? You think I’m missing something in my bread education. OK, fine, but I can try something different, … Continue reading

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My-my, the nutrition scolds are wrong again

I bet they’re saying, studies suck, let’s just stick with uninformed opinion. To wit: “Current evidence does not clearly support guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats,” the study authors concluded. … Continue reading

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More on anti-GMO

A day after I wrote my post comparing anti-GMO and anti-eBook silliness a much more famous blogger wrote another post denouncing anti-GMO crowd and it’s interesting to read the comments. Now, for the most part, I agree with much of … Continue reading

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Anti-technology parallels: GMO and Kindle

I’ve seen two different anti-technology phenomenon and naturally put 2+2 and came up with 5. My comparison is the (some) of the reaction to Kindle (or all eBooks) and GMO. Many people blindly oppose both of these for a variety … Continue reading

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Got to get moving again

Earlier today I talked about the slowdown in my rate of writing posts and some of the reasons. Well, I’ve published tons of charts about weight, so how about one on this: That’s a huge decline and not in a … Continue reading

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0.197 miles of posts

Yes I finally succeeded in counting them, that is the number of clicks to get to the end of the “infinite” scrolling of my blog here at WordPress.com since in the 22 months since I started back in June 2012. … Continue reading

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