Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 26, 2015

The University of Georgia was founded on this day in 1785, making it the oldest public university in the United States (quiet, Tarheels). Russian forces liberated Auschwitz in 1945, and this day has come to be celebrated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Morning reads after the jump…

  • Two Chainz to run for Mayor of College Park (ajc)
  • DOT gets a leadership shakeup (ajc)
  • 20 classic restaurants in Atlanta, some of which won’t make you regret going there an hour later (eater)
  • It’s amateur hour for the newest Georgia cities, corruption, conflicts of interest…(ajc)
  • Macon to lose a school board member through legislative action? (ajc)
  • Photographic guide the Georgia Republican factions (ajc)
  • Bill seeks to extend Statute of Limitations on child sex abuse (ajc)
  • Why you should stop relying on your phone, and buy a nice camera (The Verge)
  • The Virtue of Scientific Thinking (Boston Review)
  • A Theoretical Physicist Explains Why Science Is Not About Certainty (New Republic)
  • The mystery of the falling teen birth rate (Vox)
  • The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Government (Washington Monthly)
  • Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? (The Guardian)
  • Big Mother Is Watching You: The Track-Everything Revolution Is Here Whether You Want It Or Not (Buzzfeed)
  • What does Cambridge sewage say about residents? MIT plans to find out (Boston Globe)
  • NHL Dentist Has Some Gory Stories (Bleacher Report)
  • The Hunting of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ early fight for survival. (Politico)


  1. blakeage80 says:

    That ‘As The DOT Turns’ soap opera article brought a pointless kind of drama where there wasn’t any. Strange.

    • Harry says:

      I don’t associate non-use of Android to education and affluence, but rather with willingness to spend more for trendy marketed but more expensive i-toys.

        • androidguybill says:

          Yeah, I admit that Apple makes better tech, but I would rather have several non-Apple devices than one Apple device. You can get 3 very good Android phones for the price of one iPhone. Ditto laptops/PCs: 3 Windows for 1 iMac or MacBook Pro (especially since you can dual boot the Windows PC with Linux, ChromeOS, Android etc.). The only exception is tablets, where a GOOD Android tablet costs pretty much the same as an iPad.

          But it makes you wonder: if Android and other non-Apple products constitute better value for often very similar products that largely do the same thing, what is the value of education then if the better educated people needlessly spend more (and in many cases a lot more) for the same thing? This isn’t “Mercedes or BMW versus Ford or Chevy” here where it is relatively easy to justify the added cost. Just my humble thoughts anyway …

          • blakeage80 says:

            They aren’t just more educated on the whole, but more affluent, so technically you are right. They don’t have to spend the extra on a high end product, but you know what they say, “If you got it, flaunt it.” Also, a lot of people will argue with you on the quality part. There are several Android phones that have similar tech specs to the iPhone, but 95% or more of them are inferior hardware. The people that buy those skew the scale.

          • greencracker says:

            Oh NOEs, the Mac vs PC debate!

            Yea, I laid down a G for a MacBook Air.

            Four years ago!! It works as well as the day I bought it. I can put new software on it.

            Who ever heard of that on a Windows machine?

            The only debbie downer is no MS Access & Excel for Mac is no good.
            But, then, Python.

            And I hear it doesn’t run fancy games good.

            • Ellynn says:

              My Dell laptop is almost 7, still works fine, and I put new soft wear on it over the Christmas break…

  2. saltycracker says:

    Three best article links:

    The mystery of conciousness
    The virtue of Scientific thinking
    Science is not about certainty

    Is meets ought, mathematics meets infinity…….
    Free will meets good and evil

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