Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer — Huh. (Via
Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight — Wow… (Via Nate Lee.)
Due to changes in my cancer treatment protocols, I will be at Paradise Lost after all
Every Step You Take, Tracked Automatically — A new app called Moves logs walking, biking, and running—no extra effort required. It’s how self-tracking is meant to be.
Space Marines, Water War, and Uplifted Elephants — Howard Tayler Is Wise on MCA Hogarth, Games Workshop and the naming of things in fiction.
How to take a great author photo — Hahahah.
Explore a Living Map of Ankh-Morpork! — Wow.
Computer program roots out ancestors of modern tongues — Automated reconstruction of long-extinct languages can test theories on how words evolve.
The best bar in the world that I know about — Another of Roger Ebert's gorgeous meditations on life.
Wing-Assisted Incline Running — Because bird reasons! (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Vintage Maidenform ad. Totally creepy. — Can't sleep, clowns will eat my underwear.
Tesla says New York Times electric car review 'fake'
How “Bullet Time” Will Revolutionise Exascale Computing — The famous Hollywood filming technique will change the way we access the huge computer simulations of the future, say computer scientists.
Reflected Aurora Over Alaska — Mmm.
Landsat Data Continuity Mission Takes Off — I love the photo. The article is interesting, too.
An autochrome of a yellow dirigible in Paris, early 20th C. dirigible - Paris — (Thanks to
Chiune Sugihara: The Hero Who Didn’t Walk Away — Wow. Another story of the WWII era that I had never heard. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers
It's Aliiiiiiive!.... Sort Of — Scrivener's Error on (mostly) corporate personhood. Interesting stuff, especially the last few 'grads.
New Pope has Opportunity to Improve Christian-Muslim Relations
Can the Pope Legally Resign? — Lowering the Bar weighs in.
On being white in a white white world. What’s a person to do? — A curious but encouraging post from Feminist Mormon Housewives.
Pentagon expands military benefits for same-sex couples — Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta signs an order allowing partners wider use of family-oriented facilities on U.S. bases, including child care and counseling. Another step in morality and justice overcoming the institutionalized Christianist bigotry in our country.
Armed Pro-Gun Protesters Occupy Oregon State Capitol — Sigh.
Op-ed of the day: a depression sufferer begs, “Please take my gun away” — The Big Lie about guns is this: that they will keep you safe. But facts are facts, and actually, the opposite is true. Owning a gun will make you less safe. Ah, truth, of so little use to the conservative mind when cherished beliefs are challenged. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
The Ignorance Caucus — Paul Krugman on the state of the GOP.
Can GOP end the ‘carnival of the crazy’? — In a word, no. The crazy is how they keep manufacturing more angry white men. Conservative politics is hooked on the crazy like a junkie on smack.
QotD?: Are you in a yellow taxi?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (1,200 words on novella in progress, to 6,200 words)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block helping illegal immigrants infiltrate America: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett