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Eye-tracking technology can help detect concussions in football and maybe Alzheimer’s.

Nathan Washburn looks at the decline of the rural hospital and what can be done about it.

In order to avert global warming, some experts argue we need to ramp up nuclear power in a big way.

The police want Waze to remove its cop-spotting feature. With Nokia Here now available, that’s one of only a couple reasons I use Waze at all these days.

An effort to give Vermont a Latin motto has run into some resistance because immigration… or something.

I’d kind of expect Salon to hedge a bit on the vaccination issue. Instead, they giggle at an efforts to troll Amazon reviews of an anti-vax book.

If you can name one of your state’s senators, you’re a step ahead of most millenials.

Over a decade ago, John Judis co-wrote a book about the Emerging Democratic Majority, but now he says it was illusory and is talking of the Emerging Republican Advantage. {More}

The Incidental Economists want everybody to get their vaccines, but Aaron Carroll wants us to stop asking politicians gotcha questions about vaccines, and Bill Gardner wants us to stop hating on the parents.

The oil boom in North Dakota brought with it quite a bit of diversity.

Yay Brutalism!

Details have been leaked about a new Chinese air craft carrier, but Ryan Faith says they raise more questions than they answer.

That the dude claims to have had sex with a dolphin is creepy. That it allegedly lasted a year? Not mitigating.

College students are drinking less than they used to! They’re also hanging out and going out less, too.

High-tech firms are having difficulty filling well-paying sales positions, and are having to reconsider how they advertise these jobs as well as the pay structure.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

5 Responses to Linkluster Iceland

  1. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    Yay more nuclear power!

  2. James Hanley says:

    1. John Judis should not be taken seriously if he’s saying “OK, my last prediction of the future failed, but you should really believe this one.”

    2. Your love of brutalism suggests you need therapy; I expect there was some hidden childhood trauma that caused such psychological damage.

    • trumwill says:

      1. Yeah, some humility might be called for. I took it more to be “Why the EDP might not be what I thought it was” but the wording is more assertive than that.

      2. Why do you hate honesty in architecture?

      • James Hanley says:

        I think “honesty” in architecture fits right in with all the talk about “authenticity” in food. It’s pretentious, and it ignores the purpose of buildings. To paraphrase Jesus, architecture was made for mankind, not mankind for architecture. I just don’t get what’s “dishonest” about manipulating materials to make something aesthetically beautiful, or well-designed for the emotional benefit and pleasure of the people who will use it.

        Do we insist on undyed leather for our shoes? Undyed cotton and wool for our clothes? Are the interiors of these buildings “honest,” with untreated walls and floors? I really think “honesty” is an architectural conceit, for artists who want to demonstrate how superior they are to the masses by making buildings that the masses dislike–the harder it is for people to understand and like, the farther the architect is from the masses, so the more rarefied must be the strata he occupies.

        Make buildings for the people who occupy them–that’s the function, and the form should follow that. That still leaves plenty of room for experimentation and individuality.

        I have strong opinions on this. 😉

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