Computing Power Used to Be Measured in 'Kilo-Girls' — The earliest computers were human. And, more often than not, female. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
A CT scanner with its covers off at full speed — Wow. I stick my head in this every two months? (Via
Meeting Set On Iraq Veteran's SpongeBob Gravestone — A strange headline for a very sad story.
Long-sought pattern of ancient light detected
Smog Shuts Down Harbin
US carbon emissions hit lowest level since 1994 despite economic growth — Efficiency, drop in manufacturing, and a shift to natural gas all contribute.
Textbook publishers ignoring Texas school board’s inane interventions — Conservatives: eternally dedicated to miseducating their children and yours to build a weaker future for America.
The Selective Amnesia Of Postwar Europe — Thoughts on Tony Judt's Postwar. Ta-Nehisi Coates, with some obvious parallels to the conservative American view of the Confederacy.
The Pope is a Model Politician — Four practical lessons from the pontiff for our hopeless, howling wreck of a Congress
The End of Hypocrisy — American Foreign Policy in the Age of Leaks.
355,000 Facebook users share conspiracy that Obamacare will install microchips in Americans — Why has "conservative" become synonymous with "too stupid to live"?
Consumer Reports: Obamacare Opponents 'Misrepresented' Us On Website — What do you know? Conservatives lying about Obamacare. Good thing that whole "Thou shalt not bear false witness" thing doesn't apply to Republicans.
The newest front in battle over health-care law: Who gets a briefing? — House Republicans are now upset they’re not getting a closed-door briefing on the law’s implementation, so they can rake Health and Human Services officials over the coals for the online enrollment system’s problems.
John Roberts And Obama Face Off Over Campaign Finance -- Again — The chief justice is protective of the court's reputation and tends to prefer incremental conservative changes to sweeping shifts. Roberts? In what fucking universe? The only reason the Chief Justice isn't universally understood as a right wing ideologue who's abandoned all intellectually honest jurisprudence and Constitutionality in favor of naked partisanship is that he sits next to Justices Scalia and Thomas. Those two ass clowns make Joe McCarthy look like a model of prudent bipartisanship. History is going to be very, very unkind to the Roberts Court, unless of course it's written by Palinites. Which is clearly Roberts' goal.
?otD: Who are you?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing children to learn critical thinking: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)