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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Linkee-poo was caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom

The Steampunks Wear Prada. Somewhere in the world baby bunnies are crying because of this.

The visual art of some famous authors you may have heard of.

And, unfortunately, I've known clients like that. Or not. (Grokked from Carrie Ryan)

Carleen Brice with some advice on how to work with critique notes.

When big data goes wrong. Because Mac users tend to choose pricer hotels to stay at, Orbitz is now going to skew the offers shown to Mac users to include just the pricer options. Most of that article is behind a pay wall, but the abstract is good enough. Good thing I don't use Orbitz. (Grokked from Jason Sanford)

To the ongoing "Surely, it can't be all that bad" kick I seem to be on, Kameron Hurley shares her hate mail. Sometimes the best disinfectant is sunshine. Dear Ken Gant at kgant84@gmail.com, shhh, the adults are talking.

On a related note, Jim Hines with a post on rape and terrorism, the prevalence and government spending on each. Yesterday in the doctors office, I was in an elevator with some people going to the fourth floor. On the second floor, everybody got out except for myself and a woman. I was very aware of how she double checked me to see what kind of threat I may pose before the doors closed.

Sandia National Laboratories develops a spinning heat sink for computer chips. Although it looks pretty damn thick, so I'm thinking it's not ready for laptops. And I have a feeling it's application to other industries will be the major sales. Your tax dollars at work. (Pointed to by John)

Hey look, some of the rich are renouncing their citizenships to avoid tax bills, but then are hit on a 15% tax on all of their assets, when they could just go live on US Virgin Islands and reduce their tax bill instead. So I'm guess these aren't the best and brightest. Anyway, you know how some people like to beat their breast and claim how they love this country, etc. We'll these people don't. Fuck 'em. Hey, can we make sure they can't get VISAs to come back in? But what I think is funny, is most of them are running to countries that have socialized medicine, huge welfare states, and all the things I'm sure they claim they're against. Welcome to VAT and GST taxes, suckers. Hey Conservatives, you know those noble and hard working "job creators" you keep talking about, they don't give a shit about America (yeah, I know, not all of them). Time to stop coddling them and maybe giving them an incentive to actually, you know, create jobs. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Well, so much for me dropping any coins in the red kettle this year. Dear Salvation Army, you might want to look up the definition of the first word in your organizations name. 'Cause you're missing something there. (Pointed to by John)

"So, Antonin Scalia waited until he was 76 years old, and had been a justice on the high court for more than a quarter of a century, and then he decided his perspective, rulings, and understanding of the Commerce Clause were all wrong – just in time to rule against a Democratic health care law that features a Republican idea that was assumed by everyone to be entirely constitutional." It's that intellectual consistency so vaunted on the conservative spectrum that is admirable. Not. Besides, the question is really about how Kennedy will rule. We all knew Scalia, obviously the former headmaster of Slytherin, would find a way to vote against it. It's just so sad he has to throw out a lifetime's worth of conviction and philosophy to do so. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Alligator Quotient: I'm trying to teach some of them to take dictation.

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