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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-06-05 04:52
Subject: [links] Link salad posits a spherical cow of uniform density
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Roger Ebert on Kindness — Ah, me. (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

More Fun With Jeremy Bentham — And people think I'm weird...

Is our genome a straitjacket or a comfy sweater?We can't know how significant epigenetics is until scientists define it.

Aurora over Oregon’s Mt. Hood this weekend — Beautiful. And darn it, I've been hoping to see this for years, but was out of town the weekend it happened. (Via David Goldman.)

A Scarred Landscape in Oklahoma — A satellite view of tornado damage.

Extinct lizard named after The Doors' singer Jim Morrison

Scientists solve 3.5 billion-year-old mystery of life and its link to meteorites — Phosphorous from outer space?

Barns Are Painted Red Because of the Physics of Dying Stars — Cool. I mean, I knew this science, but this example is a neat way to make the connection to that science. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Endangered Coral Reefs Die as Ocean Temperatures Rise and Water Turns Acidic — The lengths liberals will go to for their global warming hoax. Imagine what we could accomplish if we used our powers for good? Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party, or we might have to do something about all this.

Komen breast cancer charity cancels walks in seven U.S. cities — Good. Given that Komen has become a political front group shilling for conservative America's anti-woman obsessions, those cancer dollars need to go somewhere else where they will actually help people in need, and support the research that will benefit them.

QotD?: Know any good physicist jokes?




6/5/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA, specifically editing time on METAtropolis: Green Space)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornados for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2013-06-05 16:23 (UTC)
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A physicist walks into a bar. They were on converging vectors.

(Oh! You asked for "good" physicist jokes. Mea culpa.)
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Debbie N.
User: wild_irises
Date: 2013-06-07 16:17 (UTC)
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Living with a CalTech physics grad, I don't have so much good physicist jokes as good physicist true stories. I'll ask abostick59 later for the names attached.

A famous physicist was watching his wife knit. He came in really close and stared at what she was doing for some time (I call this "physics trance" and it's amazing to watch). He then went up to his room. He came down some hours later and said, "You know, there's another way to do that," and showed her how to purl.

Another famous physicist was lecturing when he said, "It is obvious that ..." and stopped. He left the room and didn't come back, and the students finally dispersed. The next day, he began his lecture with "I was right. It is obvious."

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