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Decline in the number of Jewish Nat'l Merit Scholars (where Jewish is defined as " Cohens, Kaplans, Levys, Goldens, Goldsteins, Goldbergs, Goldmans, and Golds")
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Steady, even sometimes increasing count of Jews at Harvard/Yale/Princeton (where Jewish is defined via Hillel surveys)
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MASSIVE JEWISH CONSPIRACY

The first several pp, by the way, give solid, data-driven evidence of limits on Asian college admissions. This figure http://www.theamericanconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/asians-click.png is by itself enough to raise an eyebrow.

Then the footnote count starts to taper off and it takes a bizarre turn to ignoring all that and talking about the downtrodden majority: "non-Jewish whites at Harvard are America’s most under-represented population group" and anecdote and opinion regarding "the overwhelmingly liberal orientation of nearly all our elite universities". But hey, the first third is an interesting read.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy/
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+Kelly Hoffman points out that I am an O'Reilly Ebook deal of the day. From Twitter: Deal/Day: 21st Century C - $12.49 (Save 50%) Use code DEAL http://oreil.ly/O8Hgtq .
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The discussions of the autotools and make are probably the most useful, and non-jargon burdened that I have ever seen.  A wonderful book
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Many readers have pointed out to me that Slate has a rehash of bits of my 2006 piece, "Why Word is a Terrible Program" [ http://fluff.info/terrible/ ; Slate article: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/04/microsoft_word_is_cumbersome_inefficient_and_obsolete_it_s_time_for_it_to_die_.html ]
Why Word is a terrible program
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Formally, NaN indicates a processing error, like 0/0. NA indicates missing data (not available). If your favorite software makes a distinction, do you take it into account? I had an epiphany about how to implement NAs for the Apophenia library of stats functions, but I'm not sure if it's a distinction real users care about or I'm just being pedantic.
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New blog post. I haven't written anything advocating for a language in a long time, but sometimes ya gotta get the word out. http://modelingwithdata.org/arch/00000046.htm
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I'm not quite done with the final checks on the new C book, so it'll be another month before it's 100% final and in print, but it looks like you can get a copy via ebay.in right now: http://www.ebay.in/itm/21st-Century-C-C-Tips-New-School-Klemens-Ben-/110905669785?pt=IN_Books_Magazines&hash=item19d27e3899
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Howard: as much as I could, including the _Generic and _Thread_local keywords, anonymous structures, and a handful of functions like strtok_s. I tried to test pretty much everything in the book, so that means if I couldn't find a compiler that implemented a feature, I didn't put it in the book. 

A lot of the new features are to be implemented in the standard library, which takes longer. E.g., I wanted to cover C11's implementation of threads, but don't expect to see support for C11 threads in the the std libraries for another year or so.
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$12.75, earned over 13 years. Still missing Arkansas, Guam, Missouri, and Virgin Islands.
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PayPal's buggy, click-heavy interface has saved me so much money. Every extraneous error message is a little PayPal pixie asking `do you really want this thing?'. Next thing you know, the browser window is closed and there's one less piece of junk coming into my house.
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  • California Institute of Technology
    social sciences
  • University of Chicago
    economics
  • London School of Economics
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  • United States Census Bureau
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