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, March 12, 2015

Linkee-poo, together we could break this trap, we'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back

Chuck Wendig with how to make the most out of a critique.

The Bloom County / Outland Humble Bundle. (Grokked from John)

How DST really screws with our bodies.

That Main Inn being "given away" in an essay contest. Note most places don't mention the $170 entry fee. And the website of the actual inn. (Grokked from many places, but this article is from Kameron Hurley)

Okay, you can now play the classic Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy text based game in a web browser. I remember when this game launched. Yes, all that hyperbole about it's text parser was very justified.

How Mexico learned to polka.

"'These findings add to the possibility that Enceladus, which contains a subsurface ocean and displays remarkable geologic activity, could contain environments suitable for living organisms,' said John Grunsfeld astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington." (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

The abandoned microwave towers of America. This was all the rage when I was younger. The article talks about how fiber optics spelled their doom, which is nonsense. Cheap communications with a constellation of geosynchronous satellites is what spelled their downfall. By the time fiber optics showed up the system was also out of widespread use. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"Within a few years the vast majority of Nicaragua's electricity will come from hydroelectric dams, geothermal plants and wind farms." Glad the US is leading the world.

Sometimes it's easier to see the mote in another's eye than the beam in your own. Or, seeing how an Israeli settler and a Palestinian living in the village below the settlement view each other and their relationships you can extrapolate to race relations elsewhere (like the US). Both live a few miles apart, but are worlds apart in how they view the place of the other and how they live and deal with the issues directly affecting their lives.

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