Monday, December 2, 2013

Hey, Florida State: Forthcoming Articles Are Not “Recent Publications”

Going though a pile of recent law porn, I came across Florida State College of Law's recent “Faculty Additions (PDF)” mail -out. Semantically speaking, the definitions of the words “recent” and “forthcoming” are kind of mutually exclusive, but that doesn’t stop a lot of schools, like Florida State, from piling on whatever they can:

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

2013 Hurricane Season Post-Mortem

I’ve been slacking on my hurricane predictions follow-up - my last season wrap-up was for the 2011 season. The end of the hurricane season this year is getting some press because it has been so underwhelming; by one summary, it was the least intense season in thirty years. Yes, that’s the Atlantic season, but even the tragic Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines wasn’t the record-breaker it initially was represented to be: it was the fourth strongest typhoon ever, and the seventh strongest to hit the Philipines, though you don't see many follow-up stories correcting the earlier hype over it.

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