A discussion on why and how some people become writers. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
On the cool scale, the first manned flight of a multi-copter (more than one lift producing blade). When I was young, I had a recurring dream of flying various magical carpets, I think this would be close to that feeling. Although that seat belt looks a little flimsy for a safety harness. (Pointed to by Dan)
Some truth about Amazon being a printer of books. There a lot of insider baseball in there about the publishing world, and a lot of inferred numbers for Amazon's stuff. Truth to Hype. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
Year of the palindrome. A little on numerology of the dates. (Pointed to by Dan)
Just goes to show than men, through out time, will chase anything in a skirt (or the biological equivalent). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
If you can't win the debate, censor the release of the tape. So the theologian lost the debate, and now he doesn't think the debate "(met) what (the theologian) consider(ed) to be reasonable standards of fruitful academic exchange." There seems to be a growing meme on "we want this to be open, we'll accept whatever happens" and then when it doesn't go their (mostly social conservative) way, they'll walk back their pledge to openness. (Pointed to by Dan)
Nathan with a great sendup of the 53%ers. And that's why I read his blog.
Sure, we can trust outsourcing. So much for the vaunted conservative money management to end corruption and waste. Dems don't get off much better, as the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan seals its report for 20 years. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Dog whistles, anybody?