SMBC with more on gay engineers — :: laughing ::
The Amazingness of Instant — Scott Adams with a take on the iPad.
The Detroit 1905 — Look! It's a railroad on a boat! I've always been fascinated by mutlimodal transportation.
A visit to the Real Doll factory — Not work safe, not brain safe. But fricking fascinating. Really. You have been warned. (Via danjite.)
Rocket Propelled Chainsaw — For when the zombies are just too much. (Via David Goldman.)
Antimatter deep underground may be key to predicting quakes — Big science, weird stuff edition, from io9.com.
Why Our Universe Must Have Been Born Inside a Black Hole — A small change to the theory of gravity implies that our universe inherited its arrow of time from the black hole in which it was born. Weird science for all you skiffy types.
Conservative Women's Groups Mum On Vitter Scandal — More of that famed principled consistency, I see.
Republicans Just Don't Like the Unemployed, Cont'd — Anybody who thinks people choose to live on unemployment rather than work has no idea what it means to be poor, or how far unemployment compensation (doesn't) go toward meeting even minimal monthly commitments for anyone with a roof over their head. This is conservative idiocy of the rankest order, thinking with their ideology to the absolute exclusion to any, you know, facts.
Mobutu Sese Seko on Terry Savage — This is the great turd in the conservative work-ethic punchbowl—that as much as we like to ignore class in this country, it works with a particularly effective determinism in the vast majority of cases. If you are born middle class, you will likely be middle class. If you are born in poverty, you will likely die there.
?otD: Got toejam football?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (4,200 new words)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (decent)
This morning's weigh-in: 233.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert