Preliminary notes: (1) Survivorship bias, or why taking lessons only from the successful is a really bad idea, in an elegantly written narrative.

(2) Ugh, I hate grading.

(3) Note to self: Veronica Mars, for all its awesomeness and willingness to engage with class and gender politics, often enough cozied up to the creepy side thereof. S1 rewatch in anticipation of movie )

I did not notice at the time, but this is a depressing set of books.

a book on gun guys )

Confessions of a sociopath, bad evidence in criminal cases, America's secret wars, why your food is full of salt sugar and fat )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( May. 30th, 2012 11:53 am)
Infocide in open content communities: Includes flouncing, but puts it in a larger context.

Bankruptcy court overlooks predatory lending, discharges student loans based on debtor’s autism instead. It’s important to remember that the strategies that benefit an individual client in court can be harmful overall (and maybe even to the client in some ways). Here, the strategy is only desirable because of the way creditor-favoring laws have made it almost impossible for a person to discharge educational debt; we didn’t have to create these alternatives.

Via [personal profile] giandujakiss: There was fan fiction before you called it fan fiction, and before there was copyright it was called writing. -- Anne Jamison, English professor

Grant Morrison, the Columbian exchange, Barbie as folk art, the relationship between freedom and the internet, and a great book on the history of technology )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Dec. 10th, 2009 08:10 am)
[livejournal.com profile] catdancerz , [personal profile] sol_se , [personal profile] realpestilence , [livejournal.com profile] rejeneration , [personal profile] laceymcbain , [personal profile] bexless ,[livejournal.com profile] ingridmatthews, [livejournal.com profile] ciian , [personal profile] flesh , [personal profile] sprat , [personal profile] grlnamedlucifer , [personal profile] suzvoy , [livejournal.com profile] pinkfinity (Cthuluclaus!), [personal profile] gblvr (another Cthuluclaus!), and anonymous givers: thanks so much for the virtual gifts! You are sweet and I feel terribly guilty about being out of the loop right now. I go through feast and famine with stories; hopefully more feasts are on the way, with my Eight Crazy Nights about to start.

hip-hop and intellectual property; art and law; luxury brands; and sex for pay )
rivkat: Rivkid shakes tiny fist (shakes tiny fist)
( Oct. 8th, 2005 08:54 pm)
I couldn't resist getting Z. to make this icon, now that I have 100 to play with. Nip/Tuck snippetage is in progress; I'm still thinking about how to pull off the XF and SV prompts.

fiction: Marshall, Novik, Pratchett, Thomas, Butler, Jones )
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