Search Results: talking
11 Jul 2015: Azalea Galls: Food or Death?
Food: · no comments
... the context in these reports, they're always talking about a pink azalea growing in wetlands in the eastern US. Probably ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... the term "roots" but I strongly suspect they are actually talking about the rhizomes), which is the part of the plant traditionally used ...
11 May 2011: Car Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Trunk
Politics: bicycles, cars, lifestyles of the privileged minority, privilege · 4 comments
... people talk about "traffic" they are usually talking about people using my mode of transportation. If I am not in a ...
Politics, Science: Pinatubo, US party politics, volcano monitoring, volcanoes · 32 comments
... a kneejerk anti-Republican reflex) also feel like he's talking to the nation as though we were all kindergarteners? I was ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... reports. I wince every time I see a newspaper article talking about the Richter scale (here it's from the New York Times last ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... so many writers, however. Writers may deal in specifics, talking about a certain animal, paper, event, etc., but when specific ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... the middle of the tour and tell ghost stories instead of talking about geology. 7. Tour an open pit mine, such as those in Butte, ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... said roughly, "Kisse baat kar rahe ho tum?" (Who are you talking to?) Medea lays out the application of "crimes of passion" defenses ... be attempting to communicate with men at all. She may be talking to other women, or to herself. Very likely the leering man is rudely ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... film-within-a-film is initially conceived as a montage of talking head scientists, most of whom just so happen to be aged white men in ... to laugh. Footnotes *One of the staple orders issued to talking heads is to wear a solid color, so that the camera doesn't freak out. ...
Science: · 14 comments
... vaguely square-ish, so it doesn't matter too much if I'm talking about the length, width, or height, but what about those long skinny ...
16 Apr 2008: RIP Ed Lorenz
Aimless: · 4 comments
... in 2006, and was not sure what he would work on next. ... Talking about his landmark 1963 paper "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow", he said ...
Links: · 3 comments
My beautifully kludgy little script that does much of the work of putting together linky-posts for me - pulling everything with a special "to SB" tag off my del.icio.us account and formatting it - has stopped working. I cry tears of sadness. I also have a ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... "mud volcano" and "magmatic volcano". I'd much rather be talking about tiphons. I also want to bring gnamma, an indigenous Australian ...
31 Jan 2008: Hello World
Meta: introduction · 31 comments
... and that's why I was invited to join ScienceBlogs. I was talking about this with a purple-haired friend. He told me that even in the ...
4 Jan 2008: Caucus
Politics: Dennis Kucinich, Iowa caucuses, Iowa City, presidential elections · no comments
... democratic institution - I mean, you actually end up talking to your neighbors, which is very wholesome and grassroots. But of ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... you sit in the bad girl row, there are rules. For example, talking to yourself is considered bad form. You are supposed to share whatever ...
3 Oct 2007: November Scientiae Call for Posts
Politics, Science: blog carnivals, scientiae · 3 comments
... theme, should you choose to accept it, is talking to yourself. What does your internal monologue sound like? Is it ... is important? What about the gender of the person you are talking to or thinking about? Do you have a little script you recite to ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... it was going on. There's not an awful lot of reward in talking about what it's like to be totally broke; in fact, there's a lot of ...
21 Jun 2007: Asking for a Pony
Politics: academia, blog carnivals, entitlement, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa, scientiae · 4 comments
... This habit becomes excruciatingly obvious when I start talking about my decision to cut and run with the MS - whenever I'm about to ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... exams (this is based on numbers I've gathered by talking to older grad students; it is not a statistically significant ...
18 Apr 2007: Lollinks
Links, Personal, Whimsy: cat macros, psychology, test anxiety · 4 comments
I haven't said much here about my newfound obsession with cat macros. I hope the cat macro haterz among you are appropriately grateful for that... otherwise, I might have to start continue photoshopping weird netspeak onto scientific figures. And I was ...
21 Feb 2007: Blocking Mt. Etna
Science: volcanoes, X-treem hazard mitigation · 2 comments
... village of Zafferana. We came up with this plan while talking to an Italian geologist. He spoke no English and I spoke no Italian, ...
Politics: gender, Hillary Clinton, lazy journalism, sexism · 6 comments
... at this question and quickly dismissed it in favor of talking about actual data gathered on the net effect of gender in ...
26 Jan 2007: Bottomless Holes of Curiosity
Personal, Science: time sinks, Web of Science, xkcd · 8 comments
... a subscription and pays for lost worker hours. Yes, I'm talking about Web of Science. Yesterday, I looked up one reference because ...
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, role models · 7 comments
... people might want to avoid it... but that's not what we're talking about here. So tell me, non-role-models, what's the ...
12 Aug 2006: How To Grab Google’s Attention
Meta: search requests · 10 comments
... do? More people arrive at this entry looking for women talking about penises than looking for men talking about penises. Speaking of kvetching about sex organs, What I Hate ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... the nonexistence of biology"; sometimes it says "stop talking about sexism, it's all because of neurology, we do not need to seek ... imply the claim that sexist discrimination is not worth talking about. I think this implication is often valid. Moreover, if you ...
10 Jul 2006: Sunday, Day of Links
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics, Science: fascist police states, Joseph Campbell, science studies · 2 comments
... a veteran. This is a V.A. facility. I'm sitting here not talking to anybody, having a cup of coffee. I'm not protesting and you can't ...
29 Jun 2006: Images to Amend the Constitution By
Politics: Dianne Feinstein, flag-burning, freedom of speech · 1 comment
... amend the Constitution - or even waste time in the Senate talking about amending the Constitution - on the basis of emotionally ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... around in the funny glow of the last day of vacation, talking about everything and nothing (as you do), when the conversation took a ...
7 Jun 2006: A Brief Discussion of Other People’s Politics
Politics: climate change, plumbers, rhetorical tactics · 5 comments
... hold my own (though I'm still much better at writing than talking) but I can't engage in brief politlcal discussion worth even half a ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... all the Midwestern radicals? Where are they? Are they talking to Conservative Mexican or White Christian? Are they explaining to ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... to what might otherwise seem quite abstract. When talking about what words mean, I think it's most important to look at how they're used in the wild. And when we're talking about what words mean in a specific subcultural context (e.g., feminist ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... on top", hoping it'll be clear from context whether I'm talking about one specific system, or properties of such systems generally. If ...
4 Feb 2006: Easy glide
Human Fuzzies: queerness, swear words · no comments
... one is allowed to stop talking about Brokeback Mountain until the Oscars. Which is fine by me, but ...
19 Jan 2006: Lecture Zero
Personal, Teaching: grad school, time management · no comments
... the way to go. If students don't already know what you're talking about, you're not giving them the necessary framework for learning or ... new interest; if they do already know what you're talking about, they'll be bored. Taking four proper classes is a reasonable ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
Well, I guess I did promise to try to reconstitute my notes from the AGU mass communication sessions I attended. Like many reconstituted foods, this might be a touch gritty-pasty... I made it to two of the communication talks in between all the Science. ...
6 Dec 2005: AGU Two
Personal: american geophysical union, beer, conference blogging · no comments
... and I can talk shop, but trying to charm new people by talking shop with them is synergistically more energy-intensive than either ...
1 Dec 2005: Happy Blog Against Racism Day!
Politics: anti-racism, blog carnivals, racism · 4 comments
... of small mustaches and mini-beards. Anyway, we were talking about how much we hate solo mustaches. X. mentioned that he was having ... where this is more of an issue. And as much as I love talking about theories of sexuality with my housemates, there are some ...
13 Sep 2005: The Devil Is In
Aimless, Meta, Personal: beer, blogtinkery, en français, Internet friends, pirates · 3 comments
... is strictly optional. But since some of you are stalking me with keen obsession, I thought you might like to know. Speaking of stalking, I came back from group meeting yesterday to find four voicemail ...
6 Sep 2005: Berkeley Time
Personal, Politics: art, Berzerkeley, co-op living · 10 comments
... boxes as "Queerios" My former temporary roommate is talking about a book she read (for some class on representations of ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: lazy journalism, words · no comments
... useful for reporters who can't spend more than a sentence talking about such a disastrous situation without breaking into tears. New ...
18 Aug 2005: A Book and Two Movies
Human Fuzzies: bears, book reviews, charles darwin, movie reviews, penguins, pirates · 2 comments
... to stick to a topic, whoosh! In comes a clip of someone talking about how awful it is to be eaten by a bear (answer: pretty awful). No ...
30 Jun 2005: Offloading Tangential Meta-Rape Discussion Gripes
Politics: rape, rhetorical nit-picking, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... all smarter than this. If we're going to busy ourselves talking about analyzing victims' behavior, can't we at least center our ...
1 Jun 2005: Modern Society
Links, Politics: health care, impeach Bush, Internet activism, telephony · 5 comments
... makes some kind of goddamned sense. Many PZ Myers is talking about spider penises again - not that there's anything wrong with that. ...
13 May 2005: Further Trivialities
Aimless, Links, Personal: blogular wanking, grad school, telephony · 5 comments
... of the pithy ten-word telegram. Damn straight. I was talking to I. last night about this: I: But you'll get a cell phone when ...
3 May 2005: Two Tuesday Links
Links, Personal: Brazil, masculinity · 6 comments
... and what happens in the comments section? People start talking about the G-spot. Bephallicled readers, I confess that the occasional ...
21 Apr 2005: Brain Asplode
Links: Caltech, compost, grad school, sexism · 4 comments
... the kinds of sexualization problems Hugo and Crazy are talking about, and I don't expect it to work in grad school, either. I suppose ...
22 Mar 2005: Today’s Reading
Links: American history, rhetorical tactics, socks · 5 comments
... conversation can degenerate into pointless conflict and talking past one another, disputes where neither party is ready to give up ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... is the trustworthiness to justify it. [...] [I]f we're talking about strangers, I really feel like I can go only so far in indicating ...
4 Feb 2005: Trombones of Great Injustice
Politics: fascist police states, Geneva conventions, Joe Lieberman · no comments
... are overly sensitive! To be fair, he was specifically talking about sending a musical instrument to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, so ...
17 Jan 2005: The Daily Day: MLK Edition
Personal, Politics: colds, Larry Summers, Martin Luther King Jr., mathematics, nurturing, sexism · 4 comments
... because you're "confrontational" and "straight-talking" doesn't mean you're not also "a sexist asshole". The numerous flaws in ...
17 Dec 2004: Pink
Politics: cars, colors, gender · no comments
... thinking of L., and the vicious joy she expressed while talking about how she set her Windows color scheme at work to pink; and of D., ...
30 Sep 2004: Debate Livesnarking
Politics: · 2 comments
... and balances either... take a drink! 7:15 - they're talking about "wilting". Presidential candidates are all lovely and unique ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... do you call a pundit on the radio? They're not precisely talking heads, because there's no camera to cut them off at the neck... talking voices? Talking talkies? Okay, here we go. The discussion took off ...
12 Jul 2004: Yay Class Warfare!
Politics: classism, health care, John Edwards, labor unions, trade, workers rights · no comments
... like a moderate all the time. If we'd only go back to talking about foreign policy and nationalized health care, I could be a pinko ... A free-tradin' pinko commie who frequently resorts to talking about health care as a barrier to enterpreneurship in conversations ...
22 Jun 2004: You Know You’re From Where You’re From When
Whimsy: jokes · 1 comment
... unusual weather. You, and others in your area, enjoy talking about the unusual weather. As a result of the unusual weather, your ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... this, without lending any clue as to what the fuck he's talking about: Unfortunately, these training programs [for musicians, ...
11 Apr 2004: Someone Misses Someone Else
Meta: · 1 comment
... same birthday but I haven't seen her for years! Are you stalking her, mchsi.com? I can't help you with that. Update 13 Apr: hmm, maybe ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... here, not "work" or "career", because I'm really talking about conventional ways of paying conventional bills. Both paths are ...
21 Nov 2003: That’s So 1986
Science: · no comments
... superficial concerns as lungs and compound eyes. We're talking half the world's brachiopods after all. When I am King of the Planet, ...
22 Aug 2003: But You Still Have Two Kidneys, Scott!
Politics: California politics, criminals, media politics, organ donation, political tactics · 2 comments
... in the state of California. All the serious pundits are talking about the budget, which will soon end up in a morass of un-money and no ... anyone's pet issues, and all the non-serious pundits are talking about a) things that are funny, or b) things that have juicy human ...
2 Aug 2003: Housing Markets
Personal, Politics: apartment hunting, capitalism sucks, hey lazyweb, Los Angeles · 3 comments
... But apparently, tons and tons of people buy into the deal. Talking to my prospective landlord, he mentioned that the last time he tried to ...
5 Mar 2003: Orders of Magnitude
Personal: · 1 comment
... ten kids, there's always someone else breaking down. We're talking prolonged dehydration here; why don't they serve Gatorade at these ...
23 Feb 2003: Thank You, Science
Links, Personal: · 2 comments
... and it bothers me. We call ourselves introverts because talking to people who are new and/or numerous enervates the fuck out of us. ...
15 Nov 2002: Committee Committee
Personal, Politics: bureaucracy, Caltech · 1 comment
... greatest committee creations. If I hear one more person talking about how they wanted to give back to the community, and serving on ...
7 Nov 2002: Drop of Someone
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... well, chatter ... I guess. Fuck it. I don't know, what I'm talking about. I want to chatter too, though sometimes it seems like my ...
19 Aug 2002: Sild Tamale?
Food: fusion cooking, herring, recipes, tamales, tofu · 3 comments
... mein noodles on top. Mom, here's the recipe site I was talking about. Second off, there has got to be a Scandinavian take on the ...
1 Aug 2002: Panties Ready for Bunching
Personal: socks, trolling · 3 comments
... and hats with excessive feathers. Perhaps he was talking about the kind of socks that have to match your trousers, or some other ...
16 Jun 2002: The Odd Couple
Uncategorized: guest posts · 1 comment
... up in here." I look around and wonder what on earth she's talking about. Apparently it is filthy in here. Mind you, we did a large-scale ...
17 May 2002: Old Whippersnappers
Personal: · no comments
... took some getting used to." "Oh." There are moments, talking to old alums, when you instinctively look to the wife for help. There's ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... guilty and all of a sudden I'm on a therapist's couch talking about my mother. That's really a personal issue, though, and right now ...
31 Mar 2002: Catching Up with Someone
Meta, Whimsy: · 8 comments
... you know. Hmm, that's bad. What version of IE are you talking about? It looks fine in version 6 for Windows, and 5.1 for Mac... but I ...
25 Mar 2002: Someone’s Eating Well…
Meta: · 7 comments
... on the debate: you're going to Hell, Michigan. Are you talking to me? Or are you talking to Michigan? I know the automotive industry is a sinful one, but ...
22 Feb 2002: new brand of peanut gallery
Personal: · no comments
... it's perversely satisfying and also counterproductive. Talking to real people is better; so is ignoring the problem to see if it will ...
10 Jan 2002: the cat came back
Personal: culture shock, diary, repatriating · 1 comment
... prof compared us to mangy cats. Then he started talking about some Garrison Keillor sketch involving a meat grinder, and what ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... best-case scenario, a "randomly spends the whole lecture talking about his research" unenthusiastic prof. This guy's research is the ...
4 Jan 2002: The Boring State
Personal: amtrak, crap towns, grain elevators, journey west, land of enchantment, salvage yards, trains, travelogue, useless information · no comments
... conductors tried to make the best of the bland scenery by talking excitedly about each passing blot on the landscape. A constant dribble ...
17 Dec 2001: Look! It’s the Internet!
Personal: · no comments
... is having the greatest impact. Fact-checking's effect on talking is like a loud thud on the floor, a real conversation stopper, ...
Aimless: · no comments
... concept of "space" is completely meaningless when you're talking about jizz from a physicist's circle jerk. But more generally speaking, ...
15 Dec 2001: mo’ betta’ meta meta burger
Meta: Caltech, denmark, search requests · no comments
... of Danish porn stars* to me and handled most of the talking (though I'm pretty certain I could successfully ask for "Scandinavisk ...
29 Oct 2001: HT for kunst
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: art criticism, photography, poststructuralism · no comments
... though most of you will never see what I'm talking about, for the record, I would like to state the following: the picture ...
12 Oct 2001: Back in Copenhagen
Human Fuzzies: sandwiches, Scandinavia, smørrebrød · no comments
... choice of socks, but when it was lunch time he was usually talking about my methods of sandwich-making. You see, a great staple of Danish ...
27 Sep 2001: good morning.
Links, Personal: · no comments
... separated by me very intensely doing mundane things like talking back to the news and thinking about laundry, and sad in the ...
24 Sep 2001: Juggling Cabbages
Personal: cabbages, diary, juggling · 1 comment
... diluted with lots of bland things, unless of course you're talking about ...
10 Sep 2001: Salvaged Item #1
Aimless: · no comments
... dark on my waterbed with the room full of a deep baritone talking about nothing in particular, sometimes with music underneath, sometimes ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... on this soil within living memory. And: last night I was talking with a girlfriend of mine who had just split a week between Vienna and ...
4 Sep 2001: No more ranting
Aimless: · no comments
... It's so shiny that it must be important, and I know it's talking about money... but what is it really saying? I'm going to ...
31 Aug 2001: recovered conversation
Personal: · no comments
... and the future of human artistic impulse (and we're talking two years old, now, incredible how time passes only when you're not ...
28 Jul 2001: an audience at last!
Meta, Personal: · no comments
... structure and custom laser effects, but they wouldn't stop talking long enough to get a hand in edgewise. Tomorrow, I'll just stick my ...