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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Linkee-poo has had enough of silly love songs

Some numbers from writing, first four months of freelancing. Don't quit the day job. (Grokked from someone, sorry)

A 20d that lights up when you roll a natural 20. 'Cause you know you want one. (Grokked from Dan)

Using light to generate sound to image the brain. Okay, that's interesting.

3D XPoint memory coming soon. Okay, most of the graphics on the page are examples of how worthless Powerpoint is, but still this is Good News, People™. (Grokked from John)

About the copyright on the "Birthday Song"… (Grokked from Dan)

"Monthly premiums for California's 1.3 million Covered California customers will rise a modest 4 percent, on average, officials with the agency said Monday. This increase is slightly less than last year's increase of 4.2 percent for consumers who bought policies on the state's health insurance marketplace." I'm sure there's something to blame for that. Oh, I know, people with power actually watching what's going on. But in other news, apparently coordinated care for Medicare ends up with people actually using the healthcare system. Strange that.

"People still aren’t getting the message that taking selfies with wild animals can be a very bad idea." Man takes selfie with rattlesnake, gets bitten. And then gets a $153,000 hospital bill. So he was bitten twice. (Grokked from John)

Alaska is on fire. Just what fire is doing to Alaska, with information on what the ground of Alaska is composed of (hint, it's full of carbon).

A chart of news sources and how well they're trusted broken down by generations. Okay, that's interesting. (Grokked from John)

Donald Trump's lawyers (you know, the guys who found out the truth about President Obama) are a piece of work. Triggery for both rape, ignorance, and being an ass in public.

"A panel discussion on CNN got heated Sunday when former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) argued that 'Black Lives Matter' is a poor message because it makes white people feel less valued." And here I thought Ken had disappeared. Go home, Ken. You're drunk. "Young black people are 4.5 times more likely to be killed by police… and while black Americans comprise just 13 percent of the U.S. population, they make up 26 percent of those shot by police." (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

Building molecular transistors with individual atoms acting as gates. Wow. Living in the future. Of course, it'll take 20 years until it's commercially available, so don't get your hopes up. (Grokked from Dan)

Quote of the day: You may have 2 ears and 1 mouth, but you need 6 cranial nerves to speak and only 1 to hear. Evolution calls bullshit on your aphorism.

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