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The "sharing economy" is everywhere right now; Pando has spent the better part of a month covering it and it's been prominently featured in the NYT and The Economist. But while many reporters are covering the phenomenon of access-over-ownership from the point of view of the "buyer" (or borrower), few seem to be looking at the economics of the venture-backed marketplaces themselves.
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your science as a service article hit codeproject. I'm thankful that a lot of thesis papers were available on the net- I may be able to publish my own at some point (out of 'skule' close to 30yrs now- hobbyist research...). Most of us went to work instead of researching. Used to have to FTP search for them ,but seems like most are available as web site pages. I personally post on the net as  'public domain' (party line that it is- if I didn't want it published- I wouldn't post it) some of my art is at  http://kwazai.blogspot.com/. A bit of it is 'snagged' items- if anybody objects I'd remove it- I find lots of useful info. Working on that paper that didn't make it to SUTPT2012 -info here ( http://www.solar-tower.org.uk/ ). toys...
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It's disappointing to see Google point to "lack of engagement" on Google Reader as their reason for killing it, since their Nov 2011 removal of sharing features is what led people to leave in the first place. The two-step process (neuter, then kill) just prolonged the inevitable. I still haven't found another community as valuable as Reader was to me before they pushed everyone onto Plus. I wrote the post below about it...and then largely dropped off.  

I'm sad to see Reader go. It was a valuable social network for people who care about news. 

http://blog.noupsi.de/post/12227114744/google-plus-is-all-wrong-for-google-reader-style
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What happens when you apply software-as-a-service principles to scientific research? Can we facilitate progress by streamlining the process? My new post on O'Reilly's Radar blog looks at Science as a Service. 
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"Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, who both gained national prominence by revealing their crazy, misogynist theories on rape and abortion, have decided to hit back in the waning days of the election. New ads out defending the two candidates feature people you meet in the anti-choice testimonial circuit: those who claim to have been conceived in rape and women who had abortions in the past but want to ban it for you. For enthusiasts of bad arguments, it's a veritable feast of delights."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/11/02/todd_akin_and_richard_mourdock_ads_pro_life_women_defend_the_candidates.html
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"In this election cycle, some 236 years after Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, several major party contenders for political office took positions that can only be described as “antiscience”: against evolution, human-induced climate change, vaccines, stem cell research, and more. 

Such positions could typically be dismissed as nothing more than election-year posturing except that they reflect an anti-intellectual conformity that is gaining strength in the U.S. at precisely the moment that most of the important opportunities for economic growth, and serious threats to the well-being of the nation, require a better grasp of scientific issues.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=antiscience-beliefs-jeopardize-us-democracy"
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Travel stories: Everest Base Camp trek Xmas 2012- New Year's 2013

A 70-mile hike to the bottom of the top of the world. Featuring Lukla Airport, eating the same meal for two weeks, frozen toilets, altitude sickness, and frigid nights....to get to one of the most majestic, beautiful places in the world. A landscape that's constantly changing even though nothing is alive. A warm and hospitable people with a culture that thrives where nothing grows. Yaks. The Khumbu Icefall. And Everest. 

 
http://blog.noupsi.de/post/45331257606/everest-base-camp
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On open government, open data, and creating a culture of participation. 

With a viz that shows judicial donation data. :)

http://blog.noupsi.de/post/44607342301/open-judge
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This sentence at the end of this paragraph is bizarre:

"If a husband earns less than his wife, she might rightfully expect him to take on some additional responsibilities at home. In reality, however, if she earns more, she spends more time taking care of the household and their children than otherwise similar women in comparable families, who earn less than the husband. One wonders whether such women feel compelled to soothe their husbands' unease at earning less."

As a female trader, I out-earned my male partners (although shockingly, not the ones who did the same thing I did). I also managed the house, because I was just better at planning ahead. I've never heard a woman say, "wow, I wish I earned less than my guy because he feels emasculated by my salary." Maybe such women are running the house because they're  competent and can multitask. Maybe that's also why they're earning more to begin with.
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Earnings is overwhelmingly a function of a career choice and less so of a skill, knowledge, or time spent at work. If the guy is good in whatever he is doing,  he should be comfortable with his earnings, unless he get constant reminders about it. :)  
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Watching the debate highlight reel - bizarre emphasis by Romney on drilling and using up our resources as a way to create jobs. Coal factories?? Let dying industries die.
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