Have been busy lately so I haven't post much.
The only story I think is worthwhile lately is the death of Aaron Swartz. I am late on the whole event but the Wikipedia page is an amazing source of what's really going on.
You should also watch Lessig's comments at here.
Btw, last time I checked, "Maximum Likelihood from Incomplete Data via the EM algorithm" costs $29. I am glad many wrote great tutorials on EM but not so happy when I couldn't read the original paper.