Ghoti and choughs again — Language Log with some deep geekery about the inefficiency of learning English.
Neanderthals Didn’t Mate With Modern Humans, Study Says — Clearly these guys have never been to a frat party. Actually, there’s some pretty cool genetics in this article. (Thanks to lt260.)
Before the gunfire, cyberattacks — Infowar in Georgia. I believe the Chinese have been conducting similar campaigns against Pentagon servers for a while, albeit at a lower level of intensity. (Thanks to lt260.)
Time in saddle: n/a (3 hours hiking on Mt. Hood instead)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 239.0
Currently reading: The Avatar by Poul Anderson