Archive: January 2014

Against line-chart liberalism (January 24, 2014)

You have to reach out to people as they are, not as you would wish them to be. And framing your message with data alone does not accomplish that

Now is the worst possible time to buy a new game console (January 22, 2014)

The worst possible time to buy a new game console is right when it first comes out. There is literally no upside to doing so

The slow-motion crisis in America’s nuclear force (January 21, 2014)

There’s been a steady drumbeat of horror stories out of America’s nuclear forces for a while now. Why? And what can be done to turn things around?

Balls of steel: playing pinball on an Android tablet (January 17, 2014)

Video pinball tends to suck. But not on a tablet, it turns out

Presenting the best of Just Well Mixed, 2013 Edition (January 16, 2014)

Oh look, it’s 2014, which means it’s time to round up the best posts made to this blog in 2013