Tag Archives: NPR

Pay the Bailiff

Last week, NPR ran a series about people who are being prosecuted and sometimes put in jail because they can’t pay court fines – a practice reminiscent of Debtors Prison which was made illegal and confirmed as being illegal by … Continue reading

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On-Base-Slugging and Education

Earlier today I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition when Rachel Martin was talking to Mike Pesca (slate.com) about the Houston Astros’ decision to favor On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS) over the better understood Batting Average. Perhaps OPS is a better … Continue reading

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Basic Math or Calculus or Something Else?

On my way into work last Friday, I heard an NPR report on the (then) upcoming address by President Obama about the changes he would make over at the NSA. I don’t usually like reports like this because I tire … Continue reading

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Avoiding Glancing Blows

“…Switchman sleepin Train hundred and two is on the wrong track and headed for you” (Grateful Dead) It would be pretty close to impossible to sustain a glancing blow from a train – the rails kinda keep collisions in a … Continue reading

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Alignment

I wanted to write a blog post about the miserable customer service experience I am still receiving while trying to fix an error on a company issued Skype account. I gave up on ever actually using that account, and I’ve … Continue reading

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