2015
08.30

Having a baby has bad impact on happiness…
washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-h…

2015
08.30

The sweet corn festival happened today in Urbana. It rained, but the corn was good. It was amazing seeing real people in the streets.

2015
08.28

Poe’s law en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_l…

2015
08.27

Terrible. NYTimes: Grisly Discovery in Migrant Crisis Shocks Europe. nyti.ms/1MPZcGL

2015
08.27

Cheating site cheats it’s lonely male cheating users. Somewhere justice is either laughing or crying. gizmodo.com/almost-none-of…

2015
08.24

Every time I hear “anchor baby”, I imagine a tablespoon size anchor being used by a monstrously large ship…

2015
08.20

A quote about the shiny city on the hill… sarielhp.org/blog/?p=9040

2015
08.20

But the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized that striving to be just be a shining city on a hill like Reagan said is aiming too low. I don’t want people to walk by the United States and just say, “Ooh! Look! Shiny!” People have fought and died for our country and our liberty, and they’ve worked harder than anyone else in the world for this prosperity we share. Thus a cute little shiny city on some dinky hill isn’t good enough. Instead, America should be a blazing inferno on a mountain. The sheer brilliance of America’s awesomeness should cause foreigners to scream in pain if they dare try to gaze upon it. Children should have to poke holes in shoe boxes to even glimpse it. We shouldn’t even have to worry about dinky terrorists, as the mere sight of America should melt their faces as if they were the Nazis from the Indiana Jones movies looking into the Ark of the Covenant. That’s how great America should be. At minimum.

From How to Fix Everything in America Forever, by Frank J. Flemming.

2015
08.19

2016 is the most important election year in history, just like all the other ones were.

2015
08.18

The words of this evening: Camel, eye, Trump, peace, opengl, composition, KDE, buggy, semester, life.

2015
08.17

John Oliver discusses the tax exemption status of churches…

John Oliver discusses the tax exemption status of churches… Our Lady of perpetual exemptions. video here.

2015
08.15

Fertility clinics destroy embryos all the time. Wh…

Fertility clinics destroy embryos all the time. Why arent conservatives after them? washingtonpost.com/opinions/ferti

2015
08.12

Only a question of time till UIUC would get a FOIA…

Only a question of time till UIUC would get a FOIA request for all emails containing the word FOIA…

2015
08.11

http://t.co/AgF2aMbdwq

sarielhp.org/pictures/peopl

2015
08.11

The suffering continues… http://t.co/fP3vO59k0T

The suffering continues… http://t.co/fP3vO59k0T

2015
08.11

Board of trustees failure…? http://t.co/V5aPuQk9…

Board of trustees failure…? academeblog.org/2015/08/10/the

2015
08.10

Watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Edu…

Watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Education (HBO)” on YouTube – youtu.be/L0jQz6jqQS0

2015
08.10

Trumpenstein or Trumpenstine?

Trumpenstein or Trumpenstine?

2015
08.10

NogaFest: Conference in honor of Noga Alon’s 60th…

NogaFest: Conference in honor of Noga Alon’s 60th birthday. gilkalai.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/nog

2015
08.09

The Bar Kokhba revolt – how to win? [In Hebrew.] h…

The Bar Kokhba revolt – how to win? [In Hebrew.] youtube.com/watch?v=97XpKj

2015
08.09

Paper with Nirman Kumar appeared in SICOMP: http:/…

Paper with Nirman Kumar appeared in SICOMP: epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.113

2015
08.09

Q: Why has there never been a coup d’etat in the U…

Q: Why has there never been a coup d’etat in the USA?

A: Because there isn’t a US embassy in Washington.

2015
08.08

A stop in Kankakee…

A stop in Kankakee…

picture.

2015
08.07

NYTimes: Frances Oldham Kelsey, F.D.A. Doctor Who…

NYTimes: Frances Oldham Kelsey, F.D.A. Doctor Who Exposed Danger of Thalidomide, Dies at 101 nyti.ms/1MaPxKm

2015
08.07

Sunset over Michigan lake


Picture.

2015
08.03

When I went on pilgrimage to Mecca we would go to McDonalds every evening. nyti.ms/1SwrniY

2015
07.30

The two cultures of mathematics – a nice discussio…

The two cultures of mathematics – a nice discussion of combinatorics and why it matters by Gowers. dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~wtg10/2cultur

2015
07.28

“Lion King” would have been a completely different…

“Lion King” would have been a completely different movie if in the middle of it, Simba was killed by an American dentist on vacation.

2015
07.28

Random austerity measure generator. random-austerity-measure-generator.com/#

2015
07.26

Why being an incompetent researcher is a good thin…

Why being an incompetent researcher is a good thing, if you want to play academic politics. krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/tat