Friday Fluff – November 12th, 2010

By Razib Khan | November 12, 2010 10:04 am


1. First, a post from the past: Extremism in defense of precision is no vice.

2. Weird search query of the week: ‘”it’s a jersey thing” gnxp.’

3. Comment of the week, in response to Tariffs, not trade?:

You’re ignoring intergenerational wealth transfer. Grandparents don’t like to see their grandchildren’s parents out of work, or forced to move out of state to find work. They don’t like to see their former workplaces (whether GM or “Main street” shops) “diminished” by competition from cheap imports.

4) How do you feel about the fact that the raison d’etre of many public libraries is becoming their internet service?

5) And finally, your weekly fluff fix: a little different. Check out how cats lap milk from the recent Science paper.

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  • EcoPhysioMichelle

    I’ve never used the internet at a library, actually. I think the last time I went to a public library it was because I wanted to read a book that I couldn’t find online for some reason.

  • Razib Khan

    well, your uni library is pretty good (i’ve been to it). so i can see that.

  • EcoPhysioMichelle

    I use the university library almost exclusively as opposed to the public library because they’ll mail books to my campus office. Score one for laziness. :)


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