Weekly Links

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The year in robots.

The shrinking of the Chinese economy.

Why knots are so common.

The rebirth of Timisoara.

Fashions of the future, as seen from the '30's.

Outsourcing birth to India.

Gizmodo's greatest hits of 2007.

The underground Chinese church.

Censoring the Internet in the name of helping children.

Effort is the secret of intelligence.

N.B. I will no longer be providing the Weekly Links feature on a regular weekly basis. In future, the Links column, when it appears, will continue to be published on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.


ambisinistral said...

In the Fashions of the Future item -- the second woman showed was an accurate prediction of Marge Simpson's hairdo.

ambisinistral said...

Er... make that shown.

vnjagvet said...

You've still got it, MHA. A picture is always worth a thousand words.

Knucklehead said...


Rick Ballard said...

The LAT article on China's amazing shrinking economy doesn't go quite far enough in examining the abuse of statistics used in ginning up the original "scary" numbers nor does it mention that the statistical sampling used for the present estimate are also highly suspect due to their weighting of cities on the wealth producing littoral.

Chapter 1 of "Constructing Black Swans for Dummies" must be entitled 'GIGO and How To Make It Work For You'.

Bob said...

Thanks for the link about effort. And, the photo wasn't bad, either.