I wish that son of a gun would take that other hand out of his pocket. — The Edge of the American West (a history blog) comments on Robert Heinlein, libertarianism and sex. Definitely worth the read.
Bird on a Wire – Flying Wing UAV Recharges on the Fly — A UAV which leeches power from existing lines. Man, this is very cyberpunk.
Galaxy evolution and the language of violence — Interesting essay on galaxy formation, and the way astronomers discuss it.
Freakonomics on climate change — Once again, this blog is challenging my conceptions, though in a rather lateral way. This post discusses a paper which looks at the historical relationship between climate change and economic crisis, with some unexpected (to me) results.
Obama and FISA — Between this and his faith-based announcement, I’m starting to feel a little played here. I realize politics is politics, and he needs to capture a bigger tent than the corner where I happen to stand, but the FISA stuff is b.s. The whole point of his campaign is to roll back the radically extra-Constitutional agenda conservatives have foisted on this country in name of “security.” I can wrap my head around the faith-based stuff, that’s always been part of his positioning, it just disappoints me. (Thank to my Aunt M.)
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (travelling)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Pavane by Keith Roberts [ abebooks.com ]
sitioning, it just disappoints me. (Thank to my Aunt M.)