Saturday, April 03, 2010


So the poor students at UNM will pay for an 8% increase in tuition and fees while the football coach gets a two year extension and potential bonuses.  Add  this to the students burden of 7% interest on their loans from the lecherous bankers.  Why don't these people raise some hell?

These two simultaneous PR revelations from UNM are classic.  But not near as classic as what is going on in the Vatican's pedophile priest saga.  How could anyone be so stupid as to compare pedophilia criticism with the holocaust?  It just is something I can't fathom.

I have a book recommendation.   "The Quants" by Scott Patterson.  It is about the Math geniuses on Wall Street who brought us the latest economic disaster.  It is enlightening.  No doubt, these folks are so super smart that they scare the hell out of me.  But when they are out.  I told my mathematician friend Jim King he should read it.  Here is his reply..."A real mathematician, a pure mathematician, would have realized it was a waste of time and gone off to solve something really hard that nobody could use for at least a hundred years.  Applied mathematicians aren’t much better than physicists."      

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