What might have been: Visiting Mars and Venus with Apollo-era hardware — Expecting a surge of support after the Moon landings, NASA started thinking big. Oh, well. Once upon a time, America thought big.
Combat Preservation — BLDG BLOG on the intersection of museum science and military robotics.
Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law — CFAA forbids easy method of evading IP blocking used by 3taps (and Aaron Swartz). (Via David Goldman.)
Leaked Climate Report Implies the Need for Improved Technologies — The uncertainties about climate change discussed in an upcoming report highlight the need for ways to adapt quickly.
Welcome To Rugby Club Land: Godfrey Bloom & Other Dangerous Buffoons — After UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom was recorded making racist comments about “bongo bongo land”, Joe Kennedy argues that he is just one example of a breed of right wing “trollitician” whose buffoonery disguises a dark, potent, English misanthropy We have those here in the colonies, too. They’re called Republicans. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Alleged Torturers sue Abu Ghraib Torture Victims — This is the kind of country we have become.
3 Oklahoma teens allegedly kill Aussie baseball player “for the fun of it” — Yep. Guns definitely make us all safer. Without the GOP and the NRA’s vigorous defense of absolutist Second Amendment rights, how would these Oklahoma teens been able to exercise their theoretical defense of essential liberties by shooting a jogger because they were bored?
Obamacare critic Rick Perry seeks cash from law — Gov. Rick Perry wants to kill Obamacare dead, but Texas health officials are in talks with the Obama administration about accepting an estimated $100 million available through the health law to care for the elderly and disabled, POLITICO has learned. You can tell Perry’s a Republican by his profound intellectual inconsistency. On the other hand, he is, however reluctantly, doing the right thing.
QotD?: Is sleep for wimps or what?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (sick)
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing conservatives to enroll in Obamacare: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)