[links] Link salad stares down the barrel of a weekend

Don’t forget to enter the new caption contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

The Open Question Thread [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Brent Kellmer interviews me in the current issue of IROSF

Weird, NSFW money video — Very cool. (Thanks to .)

40 stunning and creative graffiti artworks — (Thanks to .)

Hunting the mysterious monopole — “Spin ice”?

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages — As (who sent this to me) says, Comment 2 FTW.

The Universe is expanding at 74.2 km/sec/Mpc — Some very cool astronomy.

Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On? — Well, for one thing thirty years of cynical antiscience plumping by the GOP in the name of short term electoral gains has raised a generation of Americans who believe their personal opinions trump hard data. Thanks, Atwater, Ailes and Rove, for all those sick and dying kids. You guys certainly knew better, but it was worth the votes, right? (Thanks to .)

?otD: Who will stop the rain?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 215.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville, Engine Summer by John Crowley