Rowling and "Galbraith": an authorial analysis — This is pretty interesting stuff around language geekery and automated textual analysis.
Your Favorite Movies Laid Out as Vintage Treasure Maps — This is weird and cool. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
31 More Images Of Hot Steampunk Girls & Guys — Ah, costuming. (Via
U.S. Pat. No. 1,926,420: Monkey Dog Saddle — I've been on dates like that.
Exercise in a Pill? The Search Continues — (Via David Goldman.)
Scientists put nature’s infinite playlist on iPods to monitor wildlife — Wireless listening posts allow remote real-time IDs of tropical species.
North Sentinel Island — I've heard of this place. Very strange.
Growing Your Own Bridge — These are elegant and beautiful. (Via
Flying with a little help from friends — This is crazy cool robotics. (Via Steve Buchheit.)
Space-Time Loops May Explain Black Holes — Also the state of my sock drawer.
British space penetrator passes icy test — Bang bang, shoot shoot? Somehow this is very Buck Rogers (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
A Waterspout in Florida — I have always wanted to see one of these. I have been through fires, foods, hurricanes. I've even seen a volcanic eruption. But never a tornado or a waterspout.
Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm — Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.
Thousands of Years of Rising Seas — A study estimates the ultimate effect of greenhouse gases on ice sheets, after the gases have persisted for hundreds of years.
Behold, the six types of atheists — Hmm. Interesting but simplistic. (Via
One hell of a deal: Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter — Is that really how God does things? I'm damned glad I'm an atheist, so I don't have to keep up with this kind of ludicrous score keeping.
Robertson Wonders If Obama Is A 'Crypto-Muslim' — This isn't a difference of opinion. This isn't contrasting governing philosophies. This is lunacy, pure and simple. This is your Republican party.
The Banality Of Richard Cohen And Racist Profiling — Ta-Nehisi Coates hits hard on the more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger strain of racism.
Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50% — Obamacare is a real disaster, isn't it? What's this country coming too when people pay less for a better service from a conservative ideal that happened to be sponsored by a Democratic president? This is the very definition of creeping Socialism.
Titles of Laws as Propaganda — This is a function of soundbite culture as much as any thing, I think.
US ties outweigh intelligence 'squabbles' - Putin — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said bilateral relations with the US are more important than "squabbles between special services".
QotD?: Can you sleep with somebody else?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block supplying black kids with Skittles: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey