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[links] Link salad for a Friday

Staph Screening Said May Wipe Out Germ — Problems fighting the superbug that's out there.

Steampunk Raygun — (Thanks to threeoutside.)

French ministry blocks return of mummified Maori head

bram452 reports on a fantasy symposium — Well worth checking out. He's just posted part one.

Razzle dazzle camouflage — (Link snurched from gears_and_steam.)

In Event of Moon Disaster — The speech Nixon never had to give. (Thanks to elfs.)

FreeRice — Vocabulary quiz that donates rice. (Really.) I think I got this from rosefox. I touched level 50 several times, but seem to keep settling down to level 47 or 48.

Dilbert on decision making processes

A Defect in the Cosmos? — A discussion of asymmetry and the Big Bang.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." — Feynman's final official comment on the Challenger disaster. Substitute the word "policy" for "technology" and you have much of what is wrong with our current political leadership in a nutshell.

What's in a name? — On stage names and character names.

Is the word "moist" offensive to women in general? — I realize that people get to decide what offends them, but this is just bizarre.
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