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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Linkee-poo is looking for something sacred I lost, but the river is wide

It's good to know that even more successful writers than myself feel this way.

Vince shares some math humor. Does it make me a total nerd if I didn't need Vince's translation?

A trailer for Shatner's new documentary project. He turns the camera on the fans. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Remote recharging batteries using laser beams. In case you ever wondered about what the returns are from the military and NASA expenditures on technology. As a hint, there's a bunch of micro generation, improved batter tech, and energy saving tech that's soon to hit the commercial market (were companies are allowed to release that technology). (Pointed to by Dan)

"… Paul Krugman appeared on the BBC show Newsnight where he was placed up against 2…leading conservatives who took him to task for his position on Keynesian economics… One of the Conservatives explained… that the real problem was the size of the British state and how it was crowding out private money… Krugman… asked how… could they explain current 'star' of prudent fiscal management, Sweden, where the state accounts for a much larger proportion of the economy than the UK… nor for that matter in Germany, why was the UK a special case? He reasoned further, that based on the evidence, it was more likely that other factors were at work which had a much simpler explanation." Look, Real World Applications of economics with historical precedence! Oh who am I kidding. As the blogger points out, the conservative argument is faith based, not reality. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

When Heads Up Displays just don't cut it anymore, you need a inside helmet display. Although I think the video would have made more sense if they showed the display over the real world (as the pilot sees it - note what you're seeing behind the suit is what is displayed on that little glass in front of his right eye).

At a convention, when asked what was the #1 personal security/privacy threat I saw in the world I answered RFI chips (which are soon to be in everything). Although this new laser technology may have that beat. Add in a little facial recognition routines and you've really got something. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Okay, wait, it took 2 years to distribute Romney's stock within a privately held company? And during those two years, he rightfully said in SEC filling that he was the sole stockholder and CEO, blah, blah, but he didn't really do any of that? Yeah, misrepresenting your SEC filings? I don't know about the exact law, but hopefully they're all beyond the statue of limitations with that one. (pointed to by Dan)

Alligator Quotient: Gators with frickin' lasers!

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