I'm thankful that I get to spend my days reading, writing, researching, and teaching, and then I get to go out for dinner and drinks and conversation with friends. These activities pretty much constitute the only things I've ever really wanted to do in life. I'm really privileged. » 11/27/14 9:01am Yesterday 9:01am

I'm a bit disappointed that the One Plus One was the top vote getter— the majority of people who voted can't possibly have actually used one, given its limited availability. That makes me fear this is a vote based on hype, not experience. » 11/26/14 2:25pm Wednesday 2:25pm

I absolutely love when the guy is like "this is the greatest comeback of... of all times!" and I used to say "of all times" in his voice a lot. But then Kanye West taking the mic from Taylor Swift happened and people thought I was referencing that so I stopped saying it. » 11/26/14 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

You realize that "realities of the marketplace" have been the justification for every discriminatory business practice in history, right? "I can't serve black people food in my restaurant because it'll drive customers away," that sort of thing? » 11/26/14 1:39pm Wednesday 1:39pm

I mean, look, I don't believe Harden is the worst defender in the league, or anything. But the notion that he's good at D just seems like people wanting to be contrarians who just understand the game on a whole different level than us plebes. Years after the statheads have won, too many people are still more… » 11/25/14 8:55am Tuesday 8:55am

The column was moronic and the defense dopey. But what's your preference— that this point of view never be published anywhere? I'm never sure what the conclusion of these pieces of media criticism are. Yes, it's true, any particular publication declining to publish a dumb opinion does not constitute censorship. But… » 11/24/14 12:55pm Monday 12:55pm

Thanks for this. It's exactly right. When people breathlessly talk about revolutions in AI, the important question is always, what do you mean by AI? If you mean computer systems that can help solve practical problems through algorithmic/Bayesian approaches, the answer is yes, absolutely, we've had something of a… » 11/24/14 7:23am Monday 7:23am