Image Parsing — A fascinating squib from art guru James Gurney on machine recognition of images and machine painting.
5 takeaways from new Pew survey on global religion — (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Dutch Catholics 'De-Baptize' Themselves Over Gay Marriage Via Website — This is what conscience and morality look like.
IPCC's climate projections on target so far — Checking in on IPCC predictions going back to 1990. Amazing, how the liberal climate change hoax has managed to coerce the actual data and facts on the ground for over two decades. Rush Limbaugh can explain this way, I'm certain.
Guns are made for killing — They really are single-purpose devices. Every other use is just practice to get better at killing. I don't need to kill, and don't want to live in a society where tens of millions of my fellow citizens believe they do need to be kill.
Judge Moore: Evolution Destroying the Constitution — Sometimes I think of right wing rhetoric as a big game of Mad Libs, with buzzwords and catchphrases just randomly thrown together. You take a list of bad things (evolution, gun control, abortion, the gays) from category one and then claim that they lead to the bad things from category two (downfall of western civilization, UN takeover of American sovereignty, destruction of Christianity, etc). This is why the rest of us think conservatives are crazy. Not necessarily as individuals, but Judge Moore is the kind of person you elect. Not to mention most of the Republican congressional delegation. Have any of you ever listened to Representative King or Senator DeMint, or do you just check off the least liberal candidate on your ballot in the smug belief you've struck a blow for patriotism and Real America?
Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency — Did the Washington Post and others underplay the story through fear of the News Corp chairman, or simply tin-eared judgment? (Thanks to AH, via
Are These Guys Really In Charge Of The Republican Party? — From a DUI to fumbled fiscal cliff talks, there's no time for soul-searching in a leaderless party. “It's a shit show,” says one Republican.
Republicans continue post-election outreach programs — Following their losses in the 2012 elections, Republican officials across America have stepped up their outreach efforts to improve their standing with black voters, voters over age 65, college students, disaster victims, voters with disabilities and women voters. These links from Slacktivist Fred Clark are both hilarious and tragic.
?otD: Things you used to do with her, do you now do alone?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (very fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (30 minutes on the stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching critical thinking to the children of conservatives: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks