Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Back in time and ahead to the future...

This isn't the dog park!

Periods of geologic time.

We need our sleep.

Goosebumps on a comet.

The Punisher (Ukrainian grandmother)

7 lies about the American Sniper.  And more.

New police radars can 'see' inside your home.  But of course they would never misuse them....

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cats v Aquarium and other such matters

Cat v aquarium.

A cure for Alzheimer's?

Gary Younge:  be careful of a polarizing debate over the causes of terrorism.  Nothing is that simple.

Ahmed Merabet's eulogy of his policeman brother:
One must not confuse extremists with Muslims. Madness has neither color nor religion. I want to make another point: stop painting everybody with the same brush, stop burning mosques or synagogues. You are attacking people. It won't bring back our dead, and it won't appease our families.
How long would you survive on other planets without a spacesuit?

BooMan: Why we are not Norway.  (Excellent list of questions)

Does there have to be historical accuracy in movies?

Sleepy time.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

How to react to the killings in Paris

Juan Cole has excellent advice.  Apparently getting incensed and invading the wrong country is not the way to do it.  Overreacting and blaming innocent and law abiding Muslims is not the way either because it plays straight into Al-Qaeda's plans.

What happened in Paris.  The supposed reasons.  How the cartoonists are reacting.  French police have zeroed in on three men responsible for the attack.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Back to the old grind

Tracking Fukushima's contamination to US's Pacific coast

Bill Moyers does his 2014 In Memoriam.  David Barry remembers 2014.

Things that people thought were real but were fake.

Our wonderful 50 states.

Eight books to lead you to enlightenment.

The NYPD has a temper tantrum.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

And life goes on

Weird things asked of librarians.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, 'hmm... that's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov

How to deal with narcissists.

The gender bias of toys.

Getting the 1%.

Regulations for pissing on Dick Cheney's grave.

Police:  Explaining attitudes to Josh Marshall, explaining actions to a citizen of Nashville, getting an explanation of what Bill de Blasio talked about