Category Archives: Science

More Thoughts on The Study on Impact of Time After Meal/Break Upon Judicial Decision

A few days ago I blogged on a scary study that suggested that the big variable in decisions where judges had a lot of discretion was how long after the meal/break the case was heard.  The study found a huge … Continue reading

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Computer Analysis of Politicians Press Releases — A Model for Court Transcipt Analysis?

A recent Harvard study, reported in the Washington Post, used computer analysis tools to deconstruct how Senators used their press releases.  In addition to the categories of use they were expecting, they found something they were not;  the researcher, Prof … Continue reading

Posted in Research and Evalation, Science, Systematic Change

Implications for ATJ of IBM’s Watson’s Victory on Jeopardy

Lots of coverage on IBM’s Watson’s victory on Jeopardy.  Does it mean we rethink the information/advice distinction? Much focus has been on the implications for medicine and for technical support.  (By the way, for techies interested in the configuration, here … Continue reading

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Project Gets Pro Bono Award for Website with Full Records of Actual Innocnce Cases

The law firm of Winston & Strawn recently got the Law Technology News (LTN) Award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project. for its web project,, which works with the Innocence Project to post … Continue reading

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An Arguably Off-Point Post on the Implications of Studies of the Impact of Female Tears on Men.

There has been a lot of media attention in the last day to research about the impact of women crying upon men’s arousal.  The study (NPR write-up here) measured men’s reporting of arousal, testosterone levels, and activity level in brain … Continue reading

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