Saturday, August 15, 2009

Links ...


  1. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Distributive Justice.

  2. Marc Beja at the The Wired Campus: Researchers Say Facebook Can Fuel Jealousy and Increase Time on Facebook [via The Situationist].

  3. Zuska has the right perspective on recent research findings on gender gap in how close the employees' perceptions about their work are to those of their bosses.

  4. Ajay at Cogito Ergo Sum: Is NIT-K really a top engineering school?

  5. PhD Comics on Post hoc vs. Post-doc fallacies.

  6. Finally, on this Independence Day, I think I can safely depend on Kuffir's version of what freedom really means.

4 Comments:

  1. Rahul Basu said...

    Wouldn't it be better to think of
    what Independence Day is rather than what it isn't.
    The superior intellectualism of the
    academic seems to assign a cynical twist to everything....

    What a pity...

  2. Abi said...

    @Rahul: It's not intellectualism (superior or otherwise), nor cynicism. I took Kuffir's post to be a pretty apt commentary on our channels' repetitive use of (tired old) symbols in their attempt to whip up patriotic fervour.

    And, yes, I also found Kuffir's contrarian take pretty funny; it's a pity you didn't ...

  3. karatalaamalaka said...

    An example of how unimportant research is in the NIT system- the the director of one of the NITs had been accused of plagiarism in a peer-reviewed journal. I have often heard the apology that some researchers in India are unaware of what exactly constitutes plagiarism. But here is the director of a so called "Institute of National Importance." The following text has been extracted from the paper: Editorial, Govan. S, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 409-409

    http://twitpic.com/c9cke6_6861002_n.jpg


    (The link to the published article: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4567149)

  4. karatalaamalaka said...

    Oops, bad link. Here's the right one:

    http://twitpic.com/c9cke