Tech concern trolling — Pandagon on the privileging of older media and technology over newer developments. In other words, hey, you kids, quit digitizing my lawn.
Astronomers Define New Class Of Planet: The Super-Earth — Rocky planets that are almost as big as Uranus seem far more common than anyone suspected.
The Cold War’s Missing Atom Bombs — In a 1968 plane crash, the US military lost an atom bomb in Greenland’s Arctic ice. But this was no isolated case. Up to 50 nuclear warheads are believed to have gone missing during the Cold War, and not all of them are in unpopulated areas. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)
West Texas town faces looming prospect of dried-out reservoir — Weather is not climate, but changing weather patterns are. I’m sure Rush Limbaugh can explain this away.
‘We too fall with it’ — Slacktivist Fred Clark on the intellectual and spiritual poverty of Young Earth Creationism.
The Deficit Deal: We Got Taken — I really expected better from Obama. Unfortunately, I’m stuck voting for him in the next election, as the alternatives are unimaginably worse.
Fox ‘Expert’ Blasts Expanding Access To Birth Control: “Are We Going To Do Pedicures And Manicures As Well?” — We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well? Ah, conservatism. Batshit cruel to the end.
Steve King: Covering Birth Control Will Make Us ‘A Dying Civilization’ — The rationalists on the Right check in on this topic. Not just cruel, but stupid, too!
Gingrich Accused of Twitter Fraud — The sterling ethics of conservatism are why so many heartland voters turn away from those venal moral relativists in the Democratic party.
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks