Tall, Dark, and Mysterious

1/8/2005

Now taller, darker, and more mysterious

File under: Meta-Meta, Hubris. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 8:40 pm.

I decided to go with something a little less vanilla - or, given the colour scheme, a little less chocolate-and-mocha.

In a perfect world, the top of the right sidebar would be aligned with the top of the content. And there wouldn’t that extra horizontal scrollbar on the individual entry pages. Despite my many attempts to thwart it, my weblog persists in reminding me that we do not live in a perfect world. (Seriously - does anyone have a clue? I sure don’t.)

When your grandkid enrols in a calculus class, it’s time to stock up on life insurance.

File under: Those Who Can't, Queen of Sciences. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 1:50 am.

I am totally going to use this study relating the incidence of grandmaternal deaths to students’ grades and exam schedules in my statistics class. I mean, dude, look at the correlation there! Those lines of best fit almost pass directly through the data points!

Potential for further research: is the dead grandmother principle susceptible to Heisenbergian fluctuations? That is - are (statistically significantly) more, or fewer, students’ grandmothers likely to die if the students are told that they are being observed as part of a study on the subject? I’m willing to collect and analyze the data, but I’ll need ample funding for it.

[via Crooked Timber, the trackbacking of which is apparently possible, but damned if I can figure out how.]