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I always thought that the US military is probably the best organized institution in the world

"I remember a couple days later getting a bill for $9.18. The bill said for meals on September 11th between Sarasota-Barksdale, Barksdale-Offutt, Offutt-Washington."

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There are not many books I use anymore, and much fewer from the 70'; but the Garey-Johnson is always there...

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Labor in the 21st century

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This changed my perception of the impact and future impact of software & automation:
* software developer is the most common job in 4 states
* truck driver is the most common job in most states. See the article to why. I understand better the growing concern about unemployment due to automation
* to see why: in 1978, the most common job in most states was secretary. Guess who took all these jobs?

In 2014, in the states of Colorado, Utah, Virginia and Washington, the most common job was software programmer. 

Lately, I wish Google had a feature "why do you see this result" when searching.... ay, the old good days when the search was boolean and only the ranking probabilistic

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This is not about science in general, but astronomy in particular. Interesting nevertheless

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For those reading this not following xkcd. I just filled this out, and am looking forward to see the data

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Once a [french] media reports about one of our studies I will shamelessly talk about it
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