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Konstantin Kakaes
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Late to this in this venue, because, frankly, I'd forgotten all about Google+. But here's a thing I wrote earlier this week, if you're interested:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/math_learning_software_and_other_technology_are_hurting_education_.html
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A debate between me & Dan Sarewitz on how science is funded, how it should be funded, if it's progressing rapidly, and so forth:
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Jonathan Tirone originally shared:
 
"The IAEA shouldn't be afraid of peer review. They're scientists. There are scientists around the world who are interested in these problems...IAEA should put a little more information on the table but they seem to be above review."

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=7826
Robert Kelley: The IAEA should allow peer review of its data, Iran should resolve outstanding questions
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Jonathan Tirone originally shared:
 
The conflict between Iran and the West just keeps heating up, with the Iranians announcing over the weekend that they have begun to enrich uranium at a second major facility, a well-defended site outs...
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Some thoughts about graph theory and this google+ we find ourselves on, by me......
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/28/why-google-will-be-something-new/
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Ban Ki-Moon visited Vienna last week. He chastised Syria and Iran while offering a defense of the beleaguered nuclear-industry. In reply to the question `why no urgency to establishing binding data-sharing arrangements between UN agencies in the event of another meltdown,' he said Feb. 17:

"I would would caution against any unconditional suspicions or doubt about the uses of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy can also be a source of energy issues when it is assured of safety. That's my personal thought."

Ban added that data-sharing arrangements between IAEA, CTBTO, WMO and UNSCEAR will be broached at the March 23 Nuclear Security Conference in Seoul.

Let's hope unit-4's spent-fuel pond waits that long amidst increasing tremors: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-15/fukushima-nuclear-reactors-need-reinforcing-seismic-study-says.html
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Why I'm tempted to vote for Newt Gingrich, in the HuffPo:
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Why the rhetoric of competition between countries is misguided and leads to bad policy.
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Jesus is interaction between this + we are in, Google Reader, and Buzz, piss poor. I get that the idea is to phase people over to here, but you'd think they could've put a button in Buzz/Reader that says "share in Google+". [and if such a button is there and I didn't see it, it testifies in part to my fault but also is bad UI design....]
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Fantastic essay on CNN, Konstantin. (And thanks for the link.) "Directed v undirected" will be my new mental framework.

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/28/why-google-will-be-something-new/
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Fellow at New America; reads fewer books than he used to, and fewer than he'd like.
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    Physics, 1997 - 2002
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  • New America Foundation
    Schwartz Fellow, present
  • International Reporting Project
    Fellow, 2010 - 2010
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Knight Fellow, 2009 - 2010
  • The Economist
    Mexico City Correspondent, 2005 - 2009
  • The Economist
    Science and Technology Correspondent, 2002 - 2005
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