Archaïsmes désuets — The French blog Anniceris on zeppelins in steampunk.
The High Water Mark of American Science — Inside the old SSCL site in Texas. This came up over the weekend at Norwescon. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)
The Really Smart Phone — Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.
Casio Watches an Arresting Offense in Afghanistan: Wikileaks on Guantanamo — It's always nice to see America's reputation for justice being substantiated.
Of Donald, Dunces and Dogma — [Trump's candidacy] further exacerbates a corrosive culture on the right that now celebrates the Cult of Idiocy — from Glenn Beck to Michele Bachmann — where riling liberals is more valuable than reason and logic, and where intellectualism and even basic learnedness are viewed with suspicion and contempt. Yeah, that's the modern Republican party in a nutshell.
Wounded Elephant Screechings — Republicans and the budget. More on the justly famed principled intellectual consistency of our friends on the Right.
?otD: Have you ever ridden an elephant?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (convention day)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea