Knife-Wielding Robot Performs Stabbing Tests — Researchers create a system to prevent robots from accidentally stabbing people. I for one welcome our new robot overlords.
Project Icarus Update — Is Jupiter the best place to collect massive amounts of helium-3?
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages — (Via Language Log.)
The Right's continuing efforts to rehabilitate Joe McCarthy — When you don't have enough crazy in your movement, reach back into history for more!
Speaking of crazy, Stalin makes a comeback — He killed more Russians than Hitler did, but what's a little history when ideology is at stake? Amazing how much the American Right has in common with Soviet nostalgists.
Specter, Crist and Bennett — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with an analysis of internal Republican politics that surprises me somewhat. I'll have to think on this.
?otD: Where was that answer blowing, again?
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (poorly)
This morning's weigh-in: 233.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (infusion day, GI)
Currently (re)reading: The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett