Monthly Archives: February 2008

OED CD-Rom on Vista

I finally got the OED working again on my new machine (which involved sending the original disks back to OUP-US so they would send me the new point release version that works under Vista, because there’s apparently no patch process).

Posted in Languages, Software

Statistics and Assumptions

EconLog, Alcohol and Non-Linear Dosage Effects, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty Our years overlapped, but when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, I never met Aaron Wildavsky. My loss. Here’s a great passage he wrote (along with Adam

Posted in Science

Gagarin was not the first cosmonaut

Gagarin was not the first cosmonaut – Pravda.Ru As 40 years have passed since Gagarin’s flight, new sensational details of this event were disclosed: Gagarin was not the first man to fly to space. Three Soviet pilots died in attempts

Posted in General, Science