Despite my geeky tendencies, I am only a recent convert to the potential of technology in education. My reluctance here is due in part of the silliness of its boosters.

Apparently it’s not uncommon in India for girls to be named “unwanted” (or its hindi equivalent). The girls are changing their names.

The western half of the Trumanverse map would look mighty different if I’d known about the John Wesley Powell watershed map. Here’s one mapping all fifty states. Speaking of maps, here’s an interview with the man who is perhaps America’s best mapmaker.

Superheroes are a bunch of fascists! No, they’re not.

China’s newest city has a weird name: Detroit.

Loneliness is killing us.

As Taiwan becomes more competitive, wages go down.

Japan’s demographic cliff.

eHarmony’s blog asks how long should you wait before proposing (or expecting a proposal)?

If you want to attract people on your dating site, you should show pictures of yourself with other people.

Russians do pretty awesome online dating profiles.

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3 Responses to Linkluster Homer’s Weight

  1. Φ says:

    Wait a sec . . . someone our blogring wrote up these Russian dating profile photos already. But I can’t remember who it was!

  2. Φ says:

    I’ve been reading articles about Japan’s population implosion for a while now. But what I keep missing are articles on the actual impact it has made on the Japanese standard of living.

    • trumwill says:

      It is assumed that one of the reasons that Japan’s economy has had such a hard time rebounding are the workforce dynamics. The most obvious impact is going to be on government benefits and the taking care of the elderly. I’m not sure there’s any way around that.

      Whether there is any danger in it for the rest of us we will find out precisely because of nations like Japan. They will give us an idea of how bad, or not bad, it’s going to be.

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