The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser is still live. It has made goal, but additional support is always welcome, especially given my new complications. Please check it out if you have not done so yet.
The Lakeside Kickstarter has expanded its stretch goals to include documenting the science around my genomic testing by traveling to the testing lab and interviewing the scientists there. They’v also posted a new trailer for the movie, which is very striking. So give a little to support SCIENCE!
The Great Lake Conspiracy — A Mustache and the Mutt Mystery (Audio Drama for Jay Lake) — Skiffy and Fanty perpetrate another Act of Whimsy.
Genomic Analysis, the Office Edition — More on genetic sequencing and interpretation. (Via my Dad.)
A reader reacts to Mainspring — Luke warm review.
Amazing Future Tales — Heh heh.
China’s Chicken Syndrome, and the Man in the Iron Curtain — Strange Maps gets a little weird.
The Author Himself Was a Cat in the Hat — Ted Geisel’s toppers.
How to Build a Nanotube Computer — IBM creates a new way to make faster and smaller transistors.
Last-stand Neanderthals queried — We may need to look again at the idea that a late Neanderthal population existed in southern Spain as recently as 35,000 years ago, a study suggests.
Noisy Sex Really Is Better Sex, Study Reveals — So much for my duct tape.
Tree ring history spurs actual climate science debate — Scientists argue about errors in tree ring records vs. cooling from volcanoes. This is science, constantly self-correcting based on new facts and data. Unlike ideology, which is right by definition regardless of facts and data. Guess which I choose?
Krugman: The NRA Is An ‘Insane Organization’ — They have this vision that we’re living in a ‘Mad Max’ movie and that nothing can be done about it. Gun culture.
Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda — In other words, summary execution without due process of law. No.
QotD?: Whither hope?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.33 hours stationary bicycle (still in post-operative recovery)
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Gulp by Mary Roach