Apple vs. the world: App Store showdown looms — Ebooks and more.
What we believe in — Language Log on the linguistics of belief. Or, as I say from time to time, just because you believe it doesn't mean it's true.
Civil War submarine rotated to upright position
Nighttime or violent TV tied to tots' sleep woes — Science fiction's very own Miki Garrison is the author of this study. Cool.
Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd — (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)
The Hajnal Line — Fascinating bit of sociology.
Fossilized eyes reveal a predator's sharp vision — 515 million-year-old shrimplike beast with compound eyes just discovered.
Awesomely weird expanding halo of light seen from Hawaii
Tom Petty's War On Michele Bachmann
Constantine is dead — Slacktivist Fred Clark on Evangelical Christian morality. A bit inside baseball for this atheist, but still pretty interesting. And a real strong commentary on the Christianist minority who dominate politics on the American Right.
While Fighting To Block SEC Investigation Of Goldman Sachs, Rep. Darrell Issa Bought Goldman Sachs Bonds — All my life I've heard that conservatives vote Republican because of ethics and family values, that godless liberals and unprincipled Democrats can't be trusted. If this is Republican trustworthiness, y'all are fucking idiots. (Snurched from @twilight2000.)
U.S. foreign policy: War fever subsides — Remember the period of time where if you opposed the Iraq War, you were "objectively pro-Saddam." US war hawks on both sides of the aisle have a hell of a lot to answer for. What most Americans have never understood is that the Iraq War especially was a creation of Republican think tanks for political gain. Despite the vicious faux-patriotic rhetoric, the real, underlying logic for attacking Iraq was never about national defense or 9-11, it was about GOP electoral gains and affirming the conservative worldview. Google "Project for a New American Century", or "Iraq Study Group" if you don't believe me. Thanks, GOP. Besides a second term for George W. Bush, what did we get for our $4 trillion and our thousands of dead and the hundreds of thousands of civilian dead?
?otD: Chocolate or bacon?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Sekrit Projekt)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Currently (re)reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin