Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little bits

A woman travels across Antarctica alone.

Oh you Brits. Humor on the Underground. And you can tell a lot about the Brits (and everybody else) by the way they like their eggs cooked.

The world's angriest cat.

Made with a small multirotor helicopter, a video of Hammershus.

The attempt to silence a brave voice.  Malala Yousafzai seems to have survived the attack, but I don't know in what condition.  An update 10/10.

They've found something.... something weird and small... on Mars.  Update10/10:  benign plastic?  Update 10/11: Rats, benign plastic.


Steve Bates said...

"The attempt to silence a brave voice. Malala Yousafzai seems to have survived the attack, but I don't know in what condition."

There is a word... actually, several, but let's start with "coward" ... for people so insecure in their beliefs that they feel the need, or even the obligation, to attempt to assassinate a 14-year-old girl who disagrees with them.

Do not think for a moment that this cannot happen in America. It has already started with attacks on abortion providers. Our nation's founders bequeathed us freedom of religion, but regrettably not freedom FROM religion. Our freedom to disbelieve right out loud what the fundamentalists and various cultists preach at us has diminished to a point at which I expect to see an attempt at a religion-based revolution within my lifetime. For some greedy people, it is not enough to have found The Truth: they must compel you to find it as well. (Their Truth, of course, not your own.)

Atwood's Gilead, here we come...

ellroon said...

We're working on it... "Republican Candidate In Arkansas Says Parents Should Seek Death Penalty Against ‘Rebellious Children’"