What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Linkee-poo, it's still rock 'n roll to me

Chuck Wendig gives you 25 ways not to be a dick (as a writer). Yeah. That. All of them. Especially #1.

Steven Padnick with the four questions that are eventually asked at convensions. (I disagree, not everyone asks them, but most people on panels are eventually asked all of them).

xkcd explains your central visual field. (Pointed to by Dan)

Youtube videos from the Hermit Kingdom. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A video on how the internet works. No, really, they do a fairly good job explaining it. And there's not a vacuum tube to be seen.

One WTF step at a time. Exxon's CEO finally admits that, yes, burning fossil fuels is contributing to global climate change, but, you know, we know what we're doing and you shouldn't be worried. Note that almost everyone saying this will be long dead by the time it gets really bad (although at the pace it's been going, maybe not dead long enough that we can't did them back up and do a cultural excommunication). It reminds me of a friend who commented that we really didn't have much to worry because even at an accelerated rate the CO2 content in the atmosphere won't cause us a problem with breathing until after the heat death of the Sun. To which I replied, "and what do you think we'll eat in the mean time" (note number of crop failures this year). Look, climate scientist are now shifting from, "it's humans doing this, and the pace is accelerating faster than we thought" to "we're already screwed." So this CEO is about 2 decades behind in his thinking.

In case you think the racism is only for conservatives. The politics of West (by God) Virginia has always been a little strange. But it does point to the majority of the Democratic Party (economically conservative, socially liberal). And, as always, they hate interference in what they believe are strictly local matters (EPA regulations for instance, and WV isn't the only place that has such an ultra local focus). (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Alligator Quotient: Okay, who gave them access to the company's calendars?

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