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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Linkee-poo just pissed away a half-hour lunch

Bad error reporting, bad application, bad situation. No fruits of labor.

Joshua Blimes decides to keep himself open for unsolicited manuscripts. But read the rules. Always follow the damn rules. You aren't a special snowflake. Not yet. (Grokked from Jim Hines)

"An Italian man’s dream to open a modest restaurant became an archaeological obsession when he broke ground in order to repair a faulty toilet. The underground world filled with centuries of history he found beneath his building would dominate his life for more than a decade." Every DIYer has a story like that. (Grokked form Robert J Bennett)

"The Lone Ranger wasn’t just a legend perpetuated by books, radio shows, television series and movies; he was a real man, a crimefighter who lived with Native Americans in what would become Oklahoma—and he was black." (Grokked from Elizabeth Bear)

It's the new sitcom, Everybody Hates Ted. Your anger only makes him stronger. (Grokked from John)

"An Iranian official said 'Republican rivals of the current US administration' attempted to stall last month's Iranian-U.S. prisoner swap until the eve of the U.S. presidential election, Tasnim News Agency reported." I'm not so sure how much I believe this and how much is a disinformation campaign (this is a classic Cold War tactic), but there is historical precedent. If true, that's not only sedition, but full-on treason.

About all that chest thumping and dick waving going on at the last GOP debate regarding waterboarding and "enhanced interrogation" methods… "The director of the federal government team that interrogates key terrorism suspects has a message for people who want to see a return to waterboarding and other abusive strategies: They don't work." It doesn't work. You don't get reliable intelligence. People just tell you something, anything they think you want to hear, to stop the torture.

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