11 Terrific Online Video Sites That Aren't Netflix, Hulu, or iTunes — (Thanks to
Motorized Bar Stool Was "Not Road-Legal," Say Police
Earth Had Oxygen Much Earlier Than Thought
Fish with oldest known 'face' may reshuffle evolutionary family tree
Thousands of Dino Tracks Found in Alaska
Ant drinking from a raindrop — Wow. (Via David Goldman.)
The Twisted Trees of Slope Point — Wow. (Via Lisa Costello.)
Box — Some pretty astonishing art on video. (Via Ellen Eades.)
Why Today's Inventors Need to Read More Science Fiction — MIT researchers Dan Novy and Sophia Brueckner argue that the mind-bending worlds of authors such as Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke can help us not just come up with ideas for new gadgets, but anticipate their consequences. Also, water is wet. I'm glad people in the real world are seeing this. (Via both AH and
First computer made of carbon nanotubes is unveiled
What Apple’s M7 Motion-Sensing Chip Could Do — Apple’s always-on motion-sensing M7 chip points the way to an era of mobile gesture-recognition and “ambient intelligence.”
Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve — This is a big deal. And weird as heck. (Via
H.W. Bush witnesses same-sex marriage — Who knew Reagan's vice president and the father of the sainted Dubya was also a Kenyan Muslim socialist out to destroy America? Too bad he didn't show any of this compassionate and social awareness any time in the last thirty years, when it might have made a fucking difference.
Christian history, and other oxymorons — The press’s acceptance of the dishonest self-label “Christian” for this bunch of loons has a bad impact on religion as well as on politics. Welcome to conservative America. Here's your tinfoil hat and your Republican Jesus cross. Pay no attention to that New Testament pinko with all his talk of helping the poor and giving away your worldly possessions. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
My medical tourism days may be over, thanks to Obamacare — Another wretched Obamacare victim benefits from Kenyan Muslim socialism. Where are the patriotic Americans who can stop this national nightmare of widespread, affordable access to healthcare?
Why Ted Cruz Should sit down and Shut Up: Countries with Social Safety Net Happiest — In a performance that the rest of the world could not even comprehend, a wealthy, Ivy League-educated Texan talked until he was blue in the face to prevent poor children from seeing a doctor. Welcome to conservative America, where punishing the less fortunate is a patriotic, Christian value.
Subsidizing Farmers But Not the Poor Still Evil — I will concede that there is a moral principle at work here in the right-wing position. The principle is that people who have lots of money work harder and are more deserving than people who have very little of it, and it’s wrong for the government to support the latter at the expense of the former.
Colorado Lawmaker: Democrats Using 'Mind Control' to Make People Accept 'Homosexual Marriage' — The conservative "mind" is a wonder to behold. This is mainstream Republican thought. There simply is no equivalent to this kind of toxic idiocy in what passes for the left in America, at least outside the odd fringes.
Top Nevada GOPer Brags 2014 Will Be ‘A Great Year For Republicans’ Because Minorities Won’t Vote — A bit of unusual honesty from a Republican. They can't win on their own merits, so they have to pray for the electorate to stay home.
?otD: Is your spirit crying for leaving?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block violating religious freedom by treating LGBTQ people like human beings: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)