No doorways, no windows, no walls
No shelter here on the ground
No standing and no safe place to fall
Just the promise of this distant sound
Bells are ringing all over the world

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Linkee-poo will probably be late to its own funeral

It's been a very bisy few days. Not to mention taking all of Saturday off to go to Christmas in Zoar. Needless to say my "to read" list has grown extensively long. With a lab final tomorrow, lecture finals next week, clinicals beginning to get difficult, and a catalog that is way, way overdue, it's probably not going to change much in the enar future. Expect sporadic updates until… well, I don't really know when.

Ah, those wacky Iranian Army guys and their photoshop. So, besides adding extra missiles to their launches (um, guys, really? why?) now they're caught out for photoshoping someone else's VTOL drone and claiming it as their own. "According to the (Iranian) news agency, the drone… is scheduled to be unveiled for real in the coming weeks when, presumably, Iran upgrades to CS6." (Pointed to by Dan)

While there's more Android phones in the world, it's pretty telling on who is using their devices for internet shopping. (Pointe to by Dan)

Janiece makes good points on the current internet bruhahah over white, male privilege.

We all know that making laws is an ugly process, but did you know that some municipalities had laws about being ugly in public? Okay, well, it's just if you have an ugly deformity or handicap. Sure, they've all be repealed, but only as lately as the 70s. Our compassionate and enlightened past. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A quick pie chart showing just how credible climate deniers really are. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Also, if you're a listener to NPR, last week they had several stories about the low water levels on the Mississippi River and how the drought that's only affected a few people is about to hit our economy hard. The Army Corps of Engineers has a difficult choice to make. Either they need to maintain their current management strategy or help out navigation on the Mississippi. And the problem of low water levels isn't contained to the rivers. Our Great Lakes are also suffering. As this ongoing drought continues to intensify, it might do us all good to read up on water wars.

Tweet of my heart: @beeandcat: I propose that we just have a week of federal holidays around Christmas/the Solstice and call it "it's dark, sort things out yourself."

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