I like Amazon’s SIPs, and I particularly like the ones for this book:
Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs):
storeroom experiment, bad participants, predator variable, reductive hypothesis, reverse planning, elaboration index, ballistic behavior, experiment director, good participants, moth population, problem sector, partial goals, regulator settings, watch factory, temporal configurations, experiment participants, planning game
Fig. 1: A 1977 Mercury Retrograde
I despise astrology, but I’m starting to wonder if they’re right about that whole “Mercury in retrograde” thing. I mean, I’m actually doing okay, better than I have in quite a while. Meanwhile, three-fourths of the people I know are having huge problems: substance abuse relapses, serious legal problems, bad government surprises, social disasters, Bad Love, medical “fun”, surprise pop-up angst toys, Personal Itch, and insurance companies.
When your Mercury goes retrograde, my advice is junk it and buy a Honda before you put any more money in it. That’s what I say.
7.5 quake in Mozambique. That can’t be good news for those people. Came out as a 6.9 at first, but 7.5? With that infrastructure?
…and Cal-ISO’s website is only showing moderate demand. I wonder what they screwed up this time? Looks like a bigass outage, too. My office went down right away.
- Hurricanes are bad. Hypercanes are way worse.
- It’s not just the tech support and customer service rep jobs that have gone overseas. Your online teacher may well be in Bangalore too.
- BLOGGERS FLEE HURRICANE. THE BLOGGERS TOO ARE AT RISK. LET’S PUT RIBBONS ON OUR HOME PAGES FOR THE NEW ORLEANS BLOGGERS. FOLKS, I PROPOSE A BLOG AID CONCERT WITH KENNY LOGGINS. WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE…
- Scariest weather alert ever is behind the cut: dogs and cats, living together