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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Linkee-poo turned and looked at you and all but the bitter residues slipped away

Incidental decorations, notes, scribblings and other miscellany on medieval manuscripts. (Grokked from Tor.com)

The modern "child raised by wolves" story. In this case, a child kept off the grid by a parent hiding out, has access to a 20 year old computer and writes his own games and a GUI interface. (Grokked from Dan)

Say, did you know that Ewok song at the end of Star Wars, Episode 6 had an actual English translation? Now you do. (Grokked from John)

Neither brother needs to tattle to Mother when you are arguing on CSPAN, because she's watching you (all the time). Now, that is epic. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

In a previous life I used to manage partner-level meetings and training sessions for our company. So when I say, "this is some cool shit and I wish my customers would have given me the resources to pull something like this off" you can be assured that's a professional assessment. (Grokked from Dan)

"Half a million years ago, on the banks of a calm river in central Java, they scored a deep zigzag into a clam shell." Well, that answers a few questions. First off, is creativity and decoration a uniquely "human" quality? Apparently not. Also, it answers the age-old question of who originally looked at a clam or oyster and thought, "I'd eat that." It was Homo erectus. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"One would think that when the state incarcerates a pregnant woman in order to “protect” her fetus, they’d at least do everything they can to ensure a healthy pregnancy — that is literally the only supposed purpose of such a law, after all. You’d be wrong." (Grokked from Neil Gaiman)

When a man loves a horse very much… I'm beginning to worry about this sexual preoccupation conservatives have with beastiality.

The epidemic you haven't heard about, yet. I wonder how soon before some TV or radio talking head confuses Chikungunya with Chanukah.

The US Army is prepared to launch an aerostat that will monitor most of the mid-Atlantic seaboard. What could possibly go wrong? (and another more in-depth article about them) (Grokked from Dan)

And, a signal boost for Fred Clark who takes the news of the weekend and serves up a healthy dose of truth to power. In this case the truth about how we do have a culture of violence, but it isn't terrorists, it's men killing their partners (wives, girlfriends, etc). One side in this argument doesn't want to hear it, because they can't admit to anything being wrong with the American Family.

"'It's absurd, and it's part of a long record of coddling dictators and tyrants that this administration has established,' (Marco Rubio) said." Oh, these young people and their silly ideas. Dear Sen. Rubio, let me introduce you to the 80s.

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