Archive for the ‘General’ Category

It amuses me, a bit, that by far my most popular post on this blog is the analysis I ran awhile back on the question “Is Warhammer Balanced”? It generated a good many interesting questions, some posts, and a number of discussions on this blog and on Warhammer message boards across the internet. Things have, […]


This is actually a musing on two different issues. The first, is my distinct pleasure in owning an Amazon Kindle DX. Yes, the iPad has just come out, and it is the new hotness. I look on those who own it with envy. However, the DX has been spectacular. It’s a pleasure to read with, […]


We’re back for another episode of bad statistics, bad data visualization, and the bad conclusions you arrive at from it. This time from The Economist. Specifically, their graph of the day: Their conclusions from this graph? “Americans work longer hours: theirs is the only rich country that does not give any statutory paid holiday…This work […]


Dina Goldstein (website here) has done an interesting series of photographs recasting the Disney princesses in modern situations facing American women. Talking about it in JPG Magazine: “These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The ‘…happily […]


Found this post on Mike The Mad Biologist, and felt the need to share. In short, Senator John McCain makes a snide comment about what he suspects is a pork project, this time: “$650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi – how does one manage a beaver?” And once again, it turns out […]


So, this has taken me awhile to post, and for those of you who read various and sundry science blogs regularly, this is probably old news. But I’ll post my thoughts anyway, because its my blog and I’ll do what I want */childish voice*. Sharon Begley of Newsweek recently published an article asserting that academia […]


So this blog is rapidly becoming a public repository for thoughts both nerdy and statistical. Not entirely sure how I feel about that, but it would be a shame to break┬áprecedent. Today we’ll be talking about miniatures wargames. For those of you who have escaped this time consuming, expensive, and somewhat oddball hobby, the gist […]