Three Links (Vol. 4)

September 18, 2008, 9:55 am; posted by
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— Is it really a good idea to teach computers what words mean? I guess it would make yelling at them more satisfying.

— Lileks has a brilliant takedown (toward the bottom of the page) of a loathsome, unhinged piece in Salon. McCain and Palin, the author’s Jesuit friend assures her, are “everything He or She [God] hates in a Christian.” As Lileks writes, “Nothing gives the soul peace like knowing God hates the same people you do.”

— As a basketball official who has been known to make a bad call from time to time, I feel awful for Ed Hochuli, whose mistake actually changed the outcome of a game. “I failed miserably,” he writes. “Although it does no good to say it, I am very, very sorry.”


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