"It is the unhappy fate of the scientist today that he must play the role of Cassandra in the body politic, sending his fellow men to bed with nightmares in the hope to be heard in time."

- Arthur von Hippel, in "The Molecular Designing of Materials" (h/t @upbeatprof)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Train Wreck Rescheduled

A continuing resolution keeps the US government funded for two more weeks. The deadline is now pushed back to March 19.

It doesn't work that way with real trains.

It is interesting that Belgium has had no government for almost a year. In this way, Belgium is better set up than the US, which apparently needs active intervention by government in order to function at all.

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