How Libraries Respond to Disaster — A Nebraska library in trouble. (Via
Cancer, Big Data and Storage — Some of the numbers are off, but this article talks about the genomic process I'm currently undergoing from the point of view data storage design. Interesting. (Via Michael Fay.)
Has anyone ever been killed by a falling piano or anvil? — Actually, one of my grandfather's brothers was killed by a falling piano during the Great Depression.
Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions — (Via Lisa Costello.)
Belly Button Biodiversity: Part One — Uh, yeah. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
'BioShock Infinite' embraces history, philosophy
Arctic Instruments — A cool photo and text survey of extreme infrastructure.
Planck-in’ on Billions and Billions — The universe appears to be slightly lopsided, and even rather cold in one part. This is cool. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
How does Bitcoin work?
Diluting the scientific method: Ars looks at homeopathy (again) — In honor of World Homeopathy Week, we discuss why it shouldn't be celebrated. Another stripe of anti-science willful ignorance often found among liberal-progressives, who really ought to know better.
Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century
Saudi Arabia's Religious Police Outlaw 'Tempting Eyes' — This is what you get when you establish state religions and make laws based on religious principles. The American Taliban is no different in substance, only in degree (for now). Other than claiming to be Christians, as if that make it all better. (Via
10 Totally Kind Things Social Conservatives Have Said About Gays — I appreciate that conservatives resent being called bigots, but that's what gay hate is. Bigotry. Not family values. Not morality. Not a legitimate personal philosophy with which reasonable people can differ. You want to hate, own the hate. There's no get-out-of-jail-free card for being a "nice guy".
What Actually Happened To That Same-Sex Couple In The Missouri Hospital — This is the kind of damage conservative values do to real people in the real world.
QotD?: Have you played Cards Against Humanity?
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (1,700 words on Original Destiny, Manifest Sin, 1.25 hours WRPA including a media interview)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 0.0 (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 by closing down golf courses: 0
Currently reading: Jingo by Terry Pratchett