MIND MELD: How Important is Plausible Science In Science Fiction? — Another squib from SF Signal and assorted authors.
Deciphering Old Texts, One Woozy, Curvy Word at a Time — The true secret of captchas. Fascinating stuff about extremely distributed computing. (Thanks to Dad.)
Complaining About the Smartphone: a Lesson in Diminishing Returns
Changing corporate gender: a case study — No Fear of the Future with a fascinating essay on high risk occupations.
How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick — Comparing local combat casualties Afghanistan with U.S. and Canadian casualties.
Using Heat to Cool Buildings — Novel materials could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity. Some cool materials science here.
Quadrocopter Ball Juggling — This video is pretty bizarre. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
First Image of Mercury From Orbit — I think I've seen that face before...
Asteroid Mining: A Marker for SETI?
Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters — Pseudographia and faith.
Bryan Fischer is a Dolt (Constitution for Me but Not for Thee Edition) — Words from the Founders on religious freedom and Constitutional protections. Oddly, the original Originalists don't conform to the modern conservative position. Rush Limbaugh can surely explain this away.
Top Fox News Executive Admits Lying On-Air About Obama — Fox News knowingly lying. Who knew? Also, who knew water was wet? They distort, you decide.
?otD: What did you finish yesterday?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (revisions on Sunspin, net 200 word gain to manuscript; plus extensive WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts