[links] Link salad from an undisclosed computer

A Thermostat That’s Clever, Not Clunky — I want one of these. (Via my Dad.)

Compound dissolves HIV on contact — Interesting. (Via David Goldman.)

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Had Planetary Protection Slip-Up — Oops.

Names proposed for new elements — Unobtainium, anyone?

Scooby-Doo and Secular HumanismThe very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. I think that’s skepticism more than secular humanism, but still this is funny and cool. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Pastor believes church will drop ban on interracial couples — Some Christian conservative bigots might be dragged kicking and screaming into the twentieth century. What has this country come to?

?otd: How’s your hardware?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 solid
Weight: 215.6