[links] Link salad for a frozen Friday
Edit Wars Reveal The 10 Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia — An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures. This is a slightly odd list. (Via David Goldman.)
Cleaning the Mobile Germ Warehouse — Take a look at your mobile device. Do you see oily fingerprints and lint on the touch screen? Dust and crumbs forming particulate frost in the corners? Is that a hair stuck at the screen’s edge? (Via Dad.)
Arctic Thaw — Fewer days of spring snow is an indicator of climate change in the Arctic.
Franklin Graham: Racism, misogyny, homophobia are ‘biblical truths we stand for’ — Not in the Bible I read.
GOP isn’t Getting more Ignorant on Evolution, it is Just getting Older — Backward thinking dominates the US and the GOP appears to be taking the country down further into obscurantism. The good news from the Pew poll, however, is that the youth of America disproportionately do accept evolution. Which perhaps means the long-term conservative project to commit wholesale sabotage on the American educational system through voucherization, charter schools and the dismantling of the science curriculum has not been as successful as Republicans might have hoped.
Reminder: walking joke “economist” Arthur Laffer was dead wrong, as usual — Almost no one in the conservative movement is ever accountable for being consistently and demonstrably wrong about everything.
More about the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Unit — The Tao of the TAO, as tipster David Goldman says. Scary stuff.
?otD: Got snow? Are you sorry yet?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling, no scale)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for evolution: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)
Posted: 5:34 am Fri January 03 2014 |