Search Results: discussion
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... than talking) but I can't engage in brief politlcal discussion worth even half a shit. These conversations always leave me ... you tell your own story. Another is to shift to a meta-discussion of how difficult it is to talk politics in a useful way - this is ...
30 Jun 2005: Offloading Tangential Meta-Rape Discussion Gripes
Politics: rape, rhetorical nit-picking, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... feminist blogospheric discussion on rape culture endures, and it's quite good, if getting rather meta ... duty" inherently funny? In any case. The meta-discussion inevitably centers around whether, when, and how it is appropriate ... victims' behavior, can't we at least center our meta-discussions on the notional analysis of the overwhelming majority of rapes, ...
11 Jul 2015: Azalea Galls: Food or Death?
Food: · no comments
Nothing makes me more interested in a new food than trying to figure out if it might kill me. Such is the case with the pinxter apple, a gall formed by Exobacidium fungi on typically poisonous rhododendron species. There are plenty of reports of people ...
26 Feb 2009: The Stimulating Effects of Monitoring Volcanoes
Politics, Science: economics, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 10 comments
... immediately spend every last penny (cf. this very wonky discussion and this slightly less wonky discussion). Volcano monitoring money will be spent directly, and swiftly, ...
24 Feb 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: diy, google earth, Links · no comments
... Earth to visualize volcanic and seismic activity -- A discussion of the different data layers available Geoblogosphere Search -- ...
17 Feb 2009: Teaching Engineers to Blog?
Meta: · 6 comments
... blogging because it's a new and growing avenue for discussions about science/engineering, and there's room for an ongoing dialog ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... or defects. Draft date: April 18, 2008 There's a related discussion happening now at All of My Faults Are Stress-Related. So far, the ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... travelog. Images are welcome, photographic or otherwise. Discussions of culture and politics are welcome if they’re ...
13 Jan 2009: Have We Really Reached “Peak Water”?
Aimless: · 12 comments
... but now I can't remember my own argument. So I'll punt to discussion. What do you think? Is "Peak Water" a useful concept? My ...
4 Jan 2009: 2009 Blogolutions
Meta: · 4 comments
... half-finished pieces, as is; maybe they'll generate more discussion in their scatterbrained state than they would have in a more ...
1 Sep 2008: The Science of Deliciousness
Aimless: · 9 comments
... to be fermented or preserved in sugar appears in a brief discussion of acids and enzymes and the ages-old topic of why apples turn ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... Robert Sapolsky writes - a transcript from a Stanford discussion. Blogging scientists should be able to relate: [A]nyone who does ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... couple of old-ish (in blog time, anyway), related discussions from the geoblogosphere, one at Sismordia: A similar debate is ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... don't mind a little bit of construction jargon it's a good discussion of the details of what kinds of buildings collapse, and what kinds ...
19 May 2008: I’d Like to Thank the Academy
Aimless: acknowledgments, gratitude, thanks, writing · 5 comments
... names and add words like "encouragement", "support", and "discussion" at random intervals, and it would even be a more or less true ...
11 Apr 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Slag
Aimless: · 3 comments
... trying to work "elusive", "obsequious", and "vapid" into a discussion of bedrock hydrogeology. "Propinquitous", though, that's taken care ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... Chris again (with diagrams!), and James Annan for further discussion. (Incidentally: I am sure the various editors of the Nature ... only one who's explicitly suggested a double standard, the discussion of what, if anything, this means for bloggers has so far been ...
20 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... but haven't had the oomph. Instead, you should join the discussion at All My Faults are Stress-Related, Ten Million Years of Solitude, ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
... go follow Zuska's links. Nor am I at liberty to comment on discussions in the sooper-seekrit internal backchannels. But I have never been ...
4 Feb 2008: Why I Don’t Use the BPR3 Icon
Meta: · 14 comments
... I don't blog because I want to have a scientific discussion with scientific colleagues about peer reviewed sciencey science. I ... suppose I wouldn't be sad if sciencey science discussion happened, but my goal here is to foster wank-fests among a lay ... requires, which probably means skimming the introduction, discussion, and conclusions, and then a little bit of random Googling ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... Pharmboy is simply bewildered that we have to have this discussion....again. Chris Rowan might be able to respond. He admits that ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... enough thought-provoking material for a good book club discussion. The one epiphany it offered to me, reading alone on the train, ... maneuverings we see in modern court cases and media discussions are clearly not new. Altogether a dry and depressing read; my ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... tend to emphasise character traits. See also Zuska's discussion of What's Good for Women Graduate Students?, which brings up the ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... I'd like to note that I'm uneasy with the way this discussion is always framed as a one-way endeavor, scientists reaching out to ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... never publish this post, so I'll put off that part of the discussion until later... now, I'm off to ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... something, OMG ROBOT GECKOS!!1! Discipline-specific discussion sections covering what to do during your first class, and some ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... in porous media; he has an excellent introductory discussion up on what qualifies as a porous medium. It's been a while since I ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... evidence for the reality of sexist discrimination so that discussions of spicy gendered brains, while interesting, are not crucial to ... about the merits (and the lack thereof) of the pre-hijack discussion. We can argue about whether any particular individuals have ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... it on my pseudonymous blog"--for political reasons? The discussion there goes on about Christian cultural hegemony, and it's fabulous - ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... silent. The "little" blogger almost never gets to host the discussion about their own post; that happens over at the "big" blogger's ... intelligent comment sections. I can't stay out of a good discussion. by: HeliologueBecause of the way a lot of blogs authenticate ...
14 Nov 2005: Eaten the First Time
Links: anti-racism, Barack Obama, blog carnivals, new holiday, pirates, student parents, women in science, work vs. family · 1 comment
... Blog Against Racism Day, for the sensible reason that: Discussion of racism is often shot down by the nervous - conservatives and ... it's the effects that count. Society needs to have this discussion. But the responsibility for discussing racism has long been ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... comments, that could be fun too; I'm particularly open to discussion about propositions 77-80. And about bunny slippers. Prop. 73: ...
26 Oct 2005: How Homosexuality Hurts You
Politics, Science: queerness, smart-assery, yeast · 3 comments
... bioterrorism! Whoa. This argument is sure to enlighten discussion boards across the internet, but remember, you saw it here ...
9 Sep 2005: Anecdotes
Personal, Politics: academia, co-op living, feminism, rhetorical tactics, sexism · 4 comments
... shit, I like speaking truth to assholes. The Ani DiFranco discussion has morphed into a giant collage of responses written on scraps of ... the latest developments and realized that at Tech, such a discussion would almost certainly have included the words "FUKKKKK YOU" in ...
5 Aug 2005: Shark vs. Bear
Whimsy: bears, cultural appropriation, hipsters, sharks, yuppies · 1 comment
... the phrase "Bear vs. Shark" appears to be from 1995, in a discussion about - *sob* - golf, and the "Great White Shark" Greg Norman: On ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Friday random ten, Hans Island, Harry Potter · 2 comments
... meh. It's interesting that Snape seems to attract the most discussion; I predict that his n-tuple-crosses will turn out to have been the ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... of the San Andreas fault on the Carrizo Plain. The actual discussion of beach balls will be old news for geologists in the audience. I'm ... that the Friday Rock Bloggings don't generate much discussion (even though people seem to like them), so any input as to how I can ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... will be sired by Amanda Marcotte, for managing to host a discussion on how men can stop rape (short answer: call other men on their ...
Personal, Politics: advertising, craigslist, feminism, feminisms, racism, sexism, the Ur-Oppression, torture · 6 comments
... about this, people are using it as a launching pad for discussions of the place of feminism in liberal/progressive politics generally. Which is all well and good, but some arguments in those discussions make me cringe: We need to reclaim the body. If we claim the ...
3 Jun 2005: Feminist Web Notes
Links, Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... old, but I'm cleaning out the blog folder today) but good discussion at Alas, A Blog about rape and the oh-so-tremendous power wielded by ...
25 May 2005: For the Record
Politics: feminism, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... assumptions about feminists in every well-attended discussion board I read. This post will probably not cover much new ground ... never polite to drag someone else's thread into a meta-discussion about appropriate rhetoric. That's what trackbacks are for! Please ...
18 May 2005: Defining Feminism: Once More, with Feeling
Politics: feminism, feminisms, marriage, peer pressure · 8 comments
... soon that I no longer care?). By the time I returned, the discussion had rambled around so much that my sparkling brilliance would've ...
26 Apr 2005: Assorted Mysticisms
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: nutrition, sin, trilobites · 7 comments
... tortures people. This was written in reference to discussion on an earlier post about the contrast between Joseph Ratzinger and ... does indeed save lives. Meanwhile back at Pharyngula, a discussion about ginormous trilobites probes the important issue of whether or ...
25 Apr 2005: Feminisms
Politics: feminism, feminisms, ideological boundary police · 7 comments
... to write about last week was Andrea Dworkin's death, the discussion hos Hugo where a few men's rights folk argued that we ought to have ...
13 Apr 2005: Bah
Meta: blog status updates · 16 comments
... but I swear I'll write eventually! Two questions for discussion: Names for shiny aluminum things? Robots in film and ...
22 Mar 2005: Today’s Reading
Links: American history, rhetorical tactics, socks · 5 comments
... respectful or honest of me to participate in a serious discussion if I'm unwilling to come out of it standing on one ear. Maybe in an ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... or habitual line of inquiry. And now a response to the discussion chez Wolfangel centered on this quote from Emma, because it's ...
27 Feb 2005: Three Parts
Links, Personal: gender, grad school, memes, nudity, sexual tension · 16 comments
... the way of the world - but surely once or twice. And the discussion of men and nipples in church made me think back on what made me ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... discussion chez Hugo on PETA's dubious tactics and building uneasy coalitions. ... schools of feminist thought at Alas. A discussion on the correct application of science-fu has erupted over at ...
14 Feb 2005: Fun with Creationist Plate Tectonics
Science: debunking, plate tectonics, young earthers · 11 comments
... come up among even the reality-based participants in this discussion: Whatever Wegener might have thought, Pangaea was not ...
10 Jan 2005: The Sheep Are Still Scared
Politics: gender, sexism · 2 comments
... Matthew Yglesias comes a discussion that makes me think: Eh? Do I have wax in my ears? Write louder, ... free society. Indeed, in all the best free societies such discussions are irrelevant, particularly once you leave the therapist's or ...
9 Dec 2004: Abortion Post Omega
Politics: abortion, ethics · 7 comments
... but at Alas (and subsequently Mousewords) there's been discussion of an essay which attempts to take precisely the opposite of my ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... everything else? - so it's a creepy way to frame a discussion. For two, I happen to have a pet angle on the question, which ...
10 Nov 2004: Money in Four More Years
Politics: fiscal policy, investing, money · 3 comments
... to sustain a long thread, but please consider this an open discussion on silly and/or appropriate financial responses to the ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... be, in practice I'm not too worried. We do need a proper discussion of when and why to put DNA samples on file, but this isn't that discussion. Proposition 70: Gambling II: No Blah blah blah blah blah I can't ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... nothing came out. I promised Harrison a response to his discussion of the Electoral College; said response is in the extended ... talking voices? Talking talkies? Okay, here we go. The discussion took off around a sort of tangential premise, that the best one ...
17 Aug 2004: The Goth Old Party?
Politics: · 1 comment
... Google for the perfect election gear, I came across a discussion forum for right-wing goths. It's two obnoxious tastes that taste, ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 7 comments
... relativity, chez All Day Permanent Red. Unless it is a discussion of historical physics research papers qua literature and the broader ...
Personal: video games · no comments
... play, to attempting to take it seriously and attend panel discussions. On the future of classic video games. By the world champions of ...
21 Jul 2004: On Third
Links, Meta: · no comments
... there's a nice discussion on anonymity, and to an intruiguing but insufficient extent the ...
18 Jun 2004: John Ashcroft Hearts Democracy So Much
Politics: · no comments
... debate, without congressional approval, without much discussion of what torture actually means and why it has so long been illegal ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... discussion on Frogs and Ravens has morphed from earthquakes to water resources ... in a sequel entry - such unpredictable enigma! Meanwhile, discussion has also cropped up on a second Frogs and Ravens post; any excuse ...
13 Jun 2004: Sunday Review: Things That Are Red
Human Fuzzies: cola, gardening, graphic design, pop, reviews of stuff, Solanaceae, tomatoes · 2 comments
... one see the use of Radio Flyer as a jumping point for a discussion of escapism, rationalization, and red wagons in popular culture, and ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... endeavors. I think it's a mistake not to situate that discussion within a broader cultural habit of devaluing upaid work. I also ... thought of as civic duties. It's quite an involved discussion to plunge into after three days in the field, so I hope all y'all ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... just been hyping myself up by having all these kinds of discussions with humanities dropouts. To put it bluntly, dropout scientists are ...
22 Feb 2004: Le Tutoiement des Blogs
Human Fuzzies: french, net culture · 3 comments
... a loop. Not my problem, as I have nothing to add to the discussion anyway. Surely someone has already written a comprehensive, cross-cultural discussion of (in)formal modes of address on blogs? And surely a clued-in ...
17 May 2003: If I Were A Matrix: Reloaded Focus Group
Human Fuzzies: movie reviews, sci-fi · 1 comment
... Jackie Chan Fan, and Jackie Chan Fan's Girlfriend. And my discussion would go something like this. Studio Executive: Well, guys - and ...
21 Feb 2003: Someone’s Back
Meta: · no comments
... up unwholesome details of their own sex lives. The discussion may even devolve into a penis size fight, though the penises ...
22 Jan 2003: La Loi de Qui?
Personal, Science: · 1 comment
... got two discussions of Snell's law* yesterday; that's just the sort of thing ...
30 Sep 2002: Tree Punching
Personal, Teaching: academia, course scheduling · 3 comments
... their knuckles on sandpaper in the process. 11-12 MWF and discussion section at some time to be determined. The Economic History of the ...
2 Sep 2002: Sapirior Speech
Human Fuzzies: · 4 comments
... should have a fight. I don't have much to add to the discussion, aside from pointless E-Prime bashing... but it's an interesting ...
23 Aug 2002: Listen Up
Politics: · no comments
... that my beliefs might change as a direct result of the discussion. Listening requires that admission. It's thorny. I don't mean to ... —or rather, I don't mean to disparage the value of discussion as an agent of change, where discussion involves both speaking and ...
28 May 2002: Link Your Thirst
Meta: · no comments
... discussion on the nature and meaning of blog-links leaves me craving a flashier ...
10 Mar 2002: Much Ado About
Meta: · no comments
... for public display; quite the contrary! Feedback is good, discussion is good, things that make me reconsider or refine my own beliefs are ... so enthralling that you don't mind. Say, I value heated discussions, you the sharing of daily life trivia. Each exchange will bring my ...
5 Nov 2001: sinful blogging
Meta, Whimsy: · no comments
... they can't be alone in the category. I'd also throw in the discussion of emode-style tests, all those posts that manage to find new and ...
25 Sep 2001: nonsense words
Aimless: · no comments
... to their excessive use of Metafilter and other trendy discussion sites, and their juvenile, cliquish behaviors such as joining web ...