Oh boy

Canadians prefer bacon to sex: via digg

I am amazed,

how many clueless people can comment on economics and finance. And how irrelevant any serious empirical evidence is to them. ┬áMost people simply don’t know what they are talking about when they leave their area of expertise. ┬áSadly.

I am for the old logo myself

TheStar.com | Sports | Leafs fans petition for return of old-school logo

I knew it :)

Study finds beer not linked to beer belly | World News | News.com.au

There is nothing more fun in research

than starting on a new problem, because then it is all potential and new things to figure out.

Dividing up ideas/projects

I have done research with unique datasets.  Often with such samples, there are many different questions you can ask.  I have had very little success taking the dataset and simultaneously working on multiple problems, instead I find working serially more productive.  There aren’t many times I have seen ‘splitting up’ samples or ideas end up working well.

My impression is that isn’t true in other fields, such as those with big labs.  I wonder what the difference is?

How much do the rules

protect the cheaters, and how much do the rules protect the non-cheaters from the cheaters?