Check all boxes — Language Log rants (at length) about the that/which idiocy in US copy editing. Including identifying the original source of the problem. Ultimately, language is how you use it, not what some dead guy with an illogical grammar peeve said.
Gresham Gator Still At Large — Gresham is just a little east of here. I’ll have to watch for alligators in the sewers now.
Kinect Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Screen — Researchers combine a Kinect sensor with a pico projector to expand the possibilities for interactive screens. Headline is slightly misleading, but the story is still cool.
Science Fiction-Style Sabotage a Fear in New Hacks — Not sure it’s SFnal, but it’s relevant to the world we live in.
Happy 6015th Birthday to Earth! — (Greeting offer valid only to the wilfully ignorant.)
Is the US Declaration of Independence illegal? — Surely it was not legal, in the context of its moment?
Bill Maher Explains Why the GOP Fails to Understand OWS — This is worth it.
The GOP Wins by Bruising — The debates have been an unexpected success. The Wall Street Journal with a conservative analysis of the Republican primary debates. They focus on the candidates, not on the bizarre audience reactions.
Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections — A video of some congressional testimony that will have you thinking again about the 2000 and 2004 elections. This on top of the Brooks Brother Riot, the John Ellis call, the rigged Supreme Court “this is no precedent” vote in Bush v. Gore, the successful move to destroy the disputed Florida ballots so there will never, ever be a full hand count. History is going to judge the GOP very, very harshly. Unless they get to write it, of course. (Thanks to
?otD: Is Sunday your day of rest?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (solid)
Currently (re)reading: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett