Somewhere else, part 26

One very interesting – not to say disturbing – post, this week

and as usual, a lot of interesting posts and articles, here and there,

  • on the “adequacy of scholars’ training” timeshighereducation.co.uk/ … “many are little or no better qualified than those they are teaching
  • “The global diversity of birds in space and time” nature.com/…
  • “Banks are [officially] above the law” financialsense.com/…
  • Excel and operational risk wiscnews.com/… “operator error’ resulted in a spreadsheet underestimating the total cost” (about $400,0000) another example of operational risk knoxnews.com/ … “one account wasn’t correctly linked into an Excel spreadsheet” want more spreadsheet operation risk stories ? eusprig.org/…
  • “What if We Made Fewer Ph.D.’s?” chronicle.com/…
  • is that legitimate to use probability in trials ? maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/… by Laurence Tribe in 1971
  • thomas.loc.gov/… when a “breakthrough in mathematics in the theory of vector bundles” is discussed at House of Representatives
  •  “Assault Deaths Within the United States” on kjhealy‘s blog kieranhealy.org/… via obouba
  • “November 2012 was the fifth-warmest November since records began in 1880” ncdc.noaa.gov/ …

Toujours quelques documents en français,
  • En France, “capital scolaire des membres des comités exécutifs du CAC 40” opesc.org/analyses/… (tenant compte du cumul)
  • “Salaire des enseignants (primaire et secondaire) européens ?” lemonde.fr/societe/…


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