Come Support the Jay Lake Auction at RadCon, Sunday at 1pm! — Ah, my friends.
A Venn diagram cartoon — Hahahah.
A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past — I’m not sure I’d describe all of these as creepy, but they are fascinating.
Apple fires up new furnaces for iPhone 6’s sapphire screen — Unbreakable screen tech heading Apple’s way.
Young Salmon Born Knowing Migration Route — Without any prior migration experience, juvenile Chinook salmon can find their way to ancestral feeding grounds by using the Earth’s magnetic field and an inherited internal map, according to a new study.
Nasa’s Mars Curiosity Rover’s First Photo Of Earth — The distance between Earth and Mars when Curiosity took the photo, which includes the moon, was about 99 million miles.
Night Hides the World — Another beautiful night sky image, with an interesting explanation, from APOD.
Seeing science: The year’s best visualizations — The National Science Foundation and Science name 2013’s best.
Calvin & Muad’Dib on religion — I love this piece, and I love this series.
Alabama Chief Justice Jumps Into Gay Marriage Fight — Moore said that “a great majority of the American people want to hold to the definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman. Uh, no. Not if you believe the polling or voting patterns. Of course, if you decide to believe that polls are skewed and elections are stolen, then I guess evidence doesn’t matter.
Stupid Irish Homophobes and Their Big Homophobic Fail — This is very similar to conservative dialectic in this country.
Assault on California Power Station Raises Alarm on Potential for Terrorism — April Sniper Attack Knocked Out Substation, Raises Concern for Country’s Power Grid. I have seen coverage on this before, but I’m amazed at how little. Perhaps because firearms were involved, rather than explosives. Somebody was out exercising their right to a theoretical defense of essential liberties. (Via
Dread Pirate Roberts 2.0: An interview with Silk Road’s new boss — New leader wants Silk Road to publish gov’t secrets; calls old DPR a “fraud.” This is very strange, as is everything to do with the Deep Web, which is incredibly science fictional while also being quite real.
?otD: Did you get weathered out of work or school today?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (post-operative)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block who aren’t descended from monkeys: 0
Currently reading: n/a