“… thus establishing qualia as causally inert. Epiphenomenalism FTW*.”

OK, so we’re pretty sure the text-lingo infused assignments that Bay Area professors are apparently receiving don’t resemble the above. In any case, the situation has gotten dire enough that professors at some state schools have had to explicitly ask their students to refrain from throwing stand-alone u’s and r’s into their academic writing. Generation Y to ground control: we have landed (in higher education). read more »

We happily welcome another law that shows our society’s need for common sense. The new measure to forbid drivers from this cell phone use will come into play Jan. 1, 2009. It will be $20 for a first offense and $50 each time after that — chump change, we’re sure, compared to your text messaging bill. read more »