Archive for July, 2012

Games Sampling

16:54 29 Jul 2012
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It’s Safer, But Why Stop the Scaremongering?

18:50 22 Jul 2012

Radley Balko does a good job of putting into context statistics about police fatalities in the US, and pointing out that despite the impression you would get from every media outlet, it’s a job that seems to be getting safer—but this doesn’t seem to alter policy in any way.

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13:48 15 Jul 2012

I’ve only been away a week, but this really makes me miss San Francisco:

[On vacation, so shorter posts for the next while.]

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7, 17, & 286: Federer Wins Wimbledon 2012

18:36 08 Jul 2012

Nadal stumbled early, Djokovic managed a set, Murray did the same, and today, atop the men’s game once more, is Roger Federer.

By beating Andy Murray 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4 today, Federer tied the record for most men’s singles Wimbledon titles (sharing it with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw)[1], extended his record number of total men’s singles Grand Slam titles to 17, and reclaimed the number one ranking for a record-tying 286th week.[2] Those are phenomenal numbers, and none of them looked likely to become fact during the first set.

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Coherence Unreachable

23:41 01 Jul 2012. Updated: 00:42 02 Jul 2012

I just haven’t been able to put together a blog post today. It hasn’t been the usual lack of ideas for topics, but rather that no topic will come together, somehow. So I’m calling it a night; between this and the laptop issues from two weeks ago, I’m two posts behind for the year…

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