And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Linkee-poo would rather be a blue-collar man

Bookshelf porn. Or 11 amazing bookshelves. Whatever. Although I doubt the sturdiness of some of them (like, take one book and watch the rest fall to the ground).

Some simple ways to help organize your kitchen (helps if you have the power tools). (Pointed to by Dan)

Want to hack and airplane? There's an app for that. Say, did you ever hear that we're trying to replace the current trafficking system based on radar to one based on self-reported GPS? (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

24 things you didn't know about beer. Because beer. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Making brains as clear as Jell-O. You know, for research purposes. (Grokked from Dan)

Photos of children around the world with their most prized possessions. For those people who need pictures. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you've probably seen one of my Adobe rants. I think this XKCD panel says it all. (Grokked form Dan)

This is what I mean when I say abortion should be safe, available and rare. Just in case people need a reminder of what the world was like before Roe v Wade. The major difference is the guy running this clinic actually was a doctor (although he didn't have the qualifications for Ob/Gyn work). Yes, because the wonderful Pro-Life movement, women no long feel safe to go to Planned Parenthood, so instead are forced to clinics like this one. I'm sure the PL people don't se it that way, but really, this was the world before Roe v Wade, the world they want to return to. (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)

Field trip! In this case, Tobias Buckell visits an Ohio wind farm. There's a lot of incidental data in there. The major thing that struck me, though, was this wind farm constructed by one of America's brave, entrepreneurial, risk-taking business people? Nope, it was constructed by a Spanish company.

Say, heard about the Mayflower, Arkansas oil pipeline spill? Know why you haven't heard of it? See how the pipeline runs "near" the reservoir that provides drinking water for 400,000? Did you know the proposed Keystone Pipeline would run through the Ogallala Aquifer which not only provides drinking water for a lot of people, it also waters the crops that feed the country.

"(W)hat was really happening was a simple transfer of wealth, more often than not from the less intelligent and informed to the more so." Tell me again how the free market works. 'Cause I love a good fairy tale. This is why many people will steer you away from indexed mutual funds to funds that have higher fees because they "have the potential to perform better" (when they often don't, they just cost you more).

Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. Wow. What the hell are they teaching in churches these days? And if you think the article is whacked, just read the comments. (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)

Speaking of paranoia. Jim Wright keeps on out doing himself. I'm afraid one of these days he's going to break a sarcasm bone or something. BTW, you heal broken sarcasm bones by applying an irony cast.

More on what happened with the same-sex couple in the Missouri hospital. Note the couple had all the paperwork that conservatives like to talk about as being the equal to marriage, and it still didn't help in this case. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The real reason the NRA fights so hard to keep universal background checks and registries out of the consideration of the law. One small gun shop, 500 violations since 2007. Unfortunately the NRA has also been successful in making all those laws they violated toothless as well as gutting the ATF of any real ability to both investigate and prosecute such problems.

"Our threat to attack Austin, Texas resulted in a paroxysm of confusion and dismay as Rick Perry dominated your news cycle as planned. The spectacle of this ridiculous man jabbering nonsense about foreign policy surely chilled your spirit and made you doubt your strength." Hahahaha… wait a sec. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Ten pro-gun myths fact checked. Strange how they all fall down when put under scrutiny. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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