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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Linkee-poo, we are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

The panic begins to settle in now that New Hampshire has voted.

We might hear about the detection of gravitational waves soon. First the Higgs, and now gravity waves, living in the future. (Grokked from Dan)

How I did it, by William Gibson. (Grokked from BoingBoing)

http://dlvr.it/KSbfm5 In being called out in public. Annalee Flower Horne makes some very good observations here, especially the one about more than likely people have tried to handle this privately and either they were ignored, or the situation didn't change. And mostly being called out in public is being done as a warning to others. Note, this is different than a boss, say, derating you in front of other employees (although sometimes that also follows the reasoning in this article). What's worse, IMHO, if when the punishment is public, but the reasons are kept private.

Preserving the Enterprise. On the Smithsonian's efforts to preserve the original 11 foot long filming model of the USS Enterprise. Also a video about the conservation project. (Grokked from Dan)

"But don't call me Shirley." Writing and comedy. (Grokked from Dan)

Making aerogels from recycled paper. Okay. (Grokked form John)

A second bacterium is discovered to cause Lyme disease.

When people talk about "not trusting the government" they're usually talking about being told things the disagree with. Like climate change. It's never really about the things government has lied to us about, like the grand experiment we all entered after Trinity. (Note, notable exception is the Flint water crisis) They did, however, confide in the film industry which was dealing with a widespread film-fogging problem. (Grokked from Astrid Julian)

That "polite society" all those gun activists talk about. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

What is racism and how does it function? Like this. "(NASA Administrator Charles Bolden) went on to serve in the Marine Corps as an aviator… later became a NASA astronaut… he returned to the Marine Corps and achieved the rank of major general… he was appointed the administrator of NASA, the first African American to hold the office… But that first critical step of attending the Naval Academy almost didn't happen, Bolden says, when his state representatives (Strom Thurmond) would not nominate him for consideration because he was black."

I'm sure this totally has nothing to do with the rumors of Karl Rove being able to adjust the reporting tallies of votes in elections. Nothing at all.

"By more than a 2-1 ratio, lawmakers in West Virginia's House of Delegates have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed handguns without a permit." What could possibly go wrong?

The Sushi Authorities are disappointed in what you call sushi.

"Cliven Bundy may travel to Portland, Oregon, to protest the arrest of his sons…" What could go wrong? Also pointed to providing insight into these people's thought processes. "'This is a call to action for any elected representative in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, the State of Washington, and Ohio. You have constituents in federal custody. Please visit and contact them to voice your support for free speech, the right to assemble, and civil disobedience,' Bundy said in the statement. 'It is your duty to hold federal agencies at bay, protecting the people in your state.'" Um, no, that's not actually their duty.

Gov. LePage comes to grips with his racist statement. You know, after protesting that no, no he wasn't talk about black drug dealers. Not at all.

The convoluted path of justice in Texas. More on the Planned Parenthood smear campaign and the grand jury that indicted the makers of the video and not Planned Parenthood.

The Nuge is an anti-semite? Who could have guessed? (Maybe I shall call him, the Nougat)

"Trump… has the reality television star's ability to operate entirely without shame, and that permits him to operate entirely without restraint. It is the single scariest facet of his personality. It is the one that allows him to go where others won't, to say what others can't, to do what others wouldn't." And this is his exact appeal to his supporters. Because they all have their own ideas on how to make America Great again. They also have their own ideas on how we would "all" be winners. And Trump is so vague, he allows them (because it's a conscious choice) to project their solutions on to him. (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)

No comments: