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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo wants to cross the streams

Yea, I know I haven't been posting all that regularly, but seriously, spammers and link farmers you should know that I'm still here. Lurking in the corners. Waiting like an ant lion.

Cat Rambo with a nice template for a cover letter.

Texts from a dog. Just what you think it is. (Grokked from Geoff Landis)

I could not stop for Fukushima, so he kindly stopped for me. Fukushima shows up on our shores. Sure, the radiation is low, but don't expect that to last for long. Also, some good information on the general levels of radiation in the environment (hint, you typically get around 620 mrems every year).

Want to know what privilege and sexism actually look like? Here's an example. That's a story about an all female robot engineering team being asked if they're the cheerleaders when they attend a robotic competition. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

Turns out I'm not the only one feeling a little nostalgic about the Cold War. Note to Mr. Kristol, yea, that game of chess only nearly cost us our existence. More than once. Not to mention those who did died in the Cold War, and those people sacrificed and abandoned when they were no longer useful. There's a difference between remembering it and wishing we were back there.

"Then (Fox Business hosts) defend Mr. Potter from It's A Wonderful Life. SERIOUSLY." What's that phrase when life gets sillier than the parody? (Grokked from Tor.com)

"Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch". Because reasons, or something. I guess he doesn't watch those commercials where fracking is saving American jobs and is safe and proven (notice, not proven safe). But he's damn hell bent on fracking near your home. Because reasons. (Grokked from Dan)

So, since the Idaho legislature wants to allow guns on college campuses, a professor wants to know when he can shoot students. I can't really explain just how incredibly horrible these concealed carry laws and designated spaces are. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

In other Idaho legislature stupidity, they outlaw taking pictures in Ag Businesses. You know, because people were exposing animal cruelty and such. So we can't have that, we'll make it against the law to find that out. Sigh. I know how to solve this, we boycott all agricultural products form Idaho. That'll solve the problem.

Oh sure, that court decision ending Net Neutrality won't change anything. Sigh. Welcome to Extortion Rumble. Although I've read other reports where porn profits on the internet are down by about a half, so they won't be able to pay the gatekeeper's extortion prices. I smell a popular uprising on the brew.

To all those conservatives who said that we should cut food stamps and let charity take care of it, how's that working out so far. Yep, right after the cuts, food banks experienced heavy flow which depleted their stocks. Time for those conservatives to step up to the plate and start giving money to the food banks. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Remember when the GOP was hoping that none of their members would really say something stupid about women's issues this election cycle? How's that working out for them? About as good as I (and almost everyone else) thought it would. I'm sure Virginia State Senator Steve Martin (R) only referred to pregnant mothers as "hosts" in the most positive sense. Like they should be wearing poodle skirts with aprons serving the men drinks, or something other than "a talking womb". (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

"Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman issued a statement saying that his firm, J M Burkman & Associates, is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League (NFL)." Go ahead and guess which side of the political divide he lobbies for. No, really, it's not a game unless you guess. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

I'm sure it's just an unintended consequence that these voter ID laws disproportionately affect women and women of color in particular. (Grokked from Morgan J. Locke)

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