A reader reacts to Escapement — They liked it better than Mainspring.
Worldbuilding with Maps — Art guru James Gurney (of Dinotopia fame) is interesting.
Rob and Laura: 1963 — I’m not quite old enough to remember this as a prime time series, but it was in regular rerun rotation when I was a little kid, in the year or so I actually watched television during my childhood.
Could Body Armor Have Saved Millions in World War I? — The follies that led to poor helmets and a lack of torso protection for men in the trenches. (Snurched from
Google Glass: Let the evil commence — Glass has now been ‘jailbroken’ with a well-documented exploit. So what can you (or others) do with a hacked headset? Apparently, a whole lot.
Atoms star in world’s smallest movie from IBM — Researchers at IBM have created the world’s smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.
A Sense of Where You Are — I have an excellent sense of both location and direction. I know people who have very little internal sense of either of those things. Finally, an explanation.
Prenatal DNA Sequencing — Reading the DNA of fetuses is the next frontier of the genome revolution. Do you really want to know the genetic destiny of your unborn child? I sure would. Also note, this story is about the company that did my own Whole Genome Sequencing.
Representing Transracial Adoptions — Wow. As a white parent in an adopted transracial family, just wow.
Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservatives, Study Finds — Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.
Poll: Democratic edge for 2014 — Slightly more voters say they’ll vote Democratic in the 2014 congressional elections than Republicans, bucking a historical trend of the president’s party losing seats in his sixth year, a new poll Wednesday shows. I’ll believe it when I see it, but if true, this represents a welcome trend away from the fever swamp of destructive insanity that the GOP has become.
QotD?: Est-ce que vous êtes internationale?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA editing work on METAtropolis: Green Space)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block helping welfare recipients buy cell phones and big screen tvs: 0
Currently reading: The Truth by Terry Pratchett