Missing directions: Will Apple's old maps app live on forever? — Google Maps on iOS has been replaced with Apple's own technology, but that doesn't mean it's disappearing entirely. There's a real simple solution. Give us back our god damned Google Maps in iOS6.
A Startup Tries to Make a Better Artificial Brain — Vicarious thinks it can mimic the brain to create software that learns to see as we do. But will it be available in time to give Mitt "Roll Down the Windows" Romney the help he so desperately needs?
This is Scary: Scientists find a way to erase frightening memories — Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind? (Via KOF.)
Anti-GMO researchers used science publication to manipulate the press — Researchers handed media a flawed paper, but forbid any consulting of experts. Apparently that item I recently linked to about organic food risks was fixed. This is the kind of bullshit conservatives pull, those of us in the reality-based community need to vigorously reject it from our own side.
Cancer-fighting Robots — DNA robots. Cool. (Via David Goldman.)
Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers — Hmm. (Thanks to
Young cancer survivors often forgo medical care due to costs — Many survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers avoid routine medical care because it's too expensive, despite the fact that most have health insurance. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results indicate that expanding insurance coverage for young cancer survivors may be insufficient to safeguard their long-term health without efforts to reduce their medical cost burdens. Best medical care system in the world. Just ask any conservative who's never been seriously ill, they'll tell you what a bunch of socialist moochers America's sick are. (Thanks
The Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 flying boat fighter, circa 1947
First aircraft carrier commissioned — China has blue water force projection.
Not all sins are stupid and not all stupidity is sinful, but young-earth creationism is both
“I’m Dreaming of a White President”: Randy Newman on His New Song — Wow. Um. (Thanks to
State Rep. Mike Horner ends campaign after being named in racketeering, prostitution case — This is why Sarah Palin's "real Americans" vote straight party line Republican. Because ethics. I'm sure the FOX News chiron on this one says Horner is a Democrat, despite his GOP party affiliation.
Congress' most inept crook tries to hide evidence ... with Wite-Out — Speaking of Republican ethics.
The Ballot Cops — Thirty years ago, the Republican National Committee was accused of violating the Voting Rights Act and ordered to cease its “ballot security” efforts. Now an organization called True the Vote wants to pick up where the RNC left off, by building a nationwide army to root out voter fraud—or, some would say, to suppress voter turnout. Because in order to succeed as a conservative, you have to block democracy at ever turn. If GOP ideas had merit on their own terms, the party wouldn't be engaging in wholesale voter suppression nationwide.
The Reasons Why the GOP Nominates the Candidates It Does — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison is interesting, as usual.
Hard Core Talk-Radio Conservatives Elevated Mitt Romney — The dominant voice in Your Liberal Media controls the political agenda in this country, as they have for years. That's the glory of the conservatives' self-victimizing "liberal media" meme — it allows them that control without any accountability.
Study: Fact-checkers find Romney/GOP lie twice as much as Democrats — What amazes me about this election cycle is that conservatives no longer even pretend to care about the truth. Anti-Obama rhetoric from "We didn't build that" to the condemnation of the Cairo embassy apology are flat-out, knowing lies. And no one cares. It's all about making the sound-bite hit. When you can't run on ideas, run on lies.
Mitt Romney, On 60 Minutes, Cites Emergency Room As Health Care Option For Uninsured — How many lies and flip-flops does R. Money have to tell before character counts for him? I remember clearly when the GOP was all over lying as evidence of bad Democratic character. Apparently bearing false witness in the conservative cause doesn't matter.
A Plane Window into the Soul of the Romneybot — How stupid can Mitt really be? Roll the windows down? This stupid? George W. Bush class stupid. Dan Quayle class stupid. And he's running for president?
Top Ten Mitt Romney Solutions to our Problems — The really cool thing about being a Republican is that when your party stands firmly for anti-intellectualism and is proud that the smart people aren't on your side, the stupid doesn't burn any more. It's a wonderful mental insulator, conservatism.
?otD: Is my word but a whisper, is your deafness a shout?
Writing time yesterday: 0 hours (post-chemo recovery)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (interrupted, with napping)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo