February 7, 2016

Criticism of TS Eliot Prize Winner Sparks #Derangedpoetess Hashtag.

With its mirror complete, giant space telescope on track for 2018 launch.

Why the TPP is Terrible, Part the Millionth.

Fathers: maybe stop mentioning your daughters to earn credibility on women’s issues.

Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician. Apple has always been fairly evil in this way.

Apples To Apples.

Vagabond Express.

February 6, 2016

AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next.

Widest Roman Prime.

‘We do not want girls watching this show.’

The attempt to impose codes of conduct on comedy reflects the idea that you can somehow apply a political and moral judgement to humour. Well, you can, but it’ll often be more harmful than helpful.

Seeing the Most Decadent Chocolate Cake Get Made Is Just Unfair.

Just because I empathize with Hillary Clinton (or Megyn Kelly, or Sarah Palin) as a target of sexism doesn’t mean I have to support her garbage politics.

The problem with BPA-free: Alternatives are just as troubling.

Researchers Uncover the Genetic Roots Behind Rare Vibration Allergy.

FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought.

Hillary, the Banksters Committed ‘Fraud,’ Not ‘Shenanigans.’ I wouldn’t vote for Bernie, but I sure as hell wouldn’t vote for Hillary either.

This beautiful edition of Byron’s The Prisoner of Chillon was published in 1865 and illuminated by William and George Audsley.

February 5, 2016

Law360 enforced a noncompete agreement against a journalist. Just another tactic to lower wages and create climate of fear.

Americans Are Living Longer, Thanks to the Clean Air Act.

Finnish President: Migrants pose challenge to western values.

Mystery of deep-sea ‘purple sock’ solved.

Toxic Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Climate Disaster.

From liquid air to supercapacitators, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough.

Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a
4.1 billion-year-old zircon.

Heavyburden: Obesity may be even deadlier than thought.

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours. And it’ll be killed by NIMBYism.

Don’t do anything that might harm your potential baby, you walking incubators formerly known as women! Ugh.

The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor.

Imagine having to check that none of your links’ links are unauthorized.

Voter ID Laws Result in Fewer Non-White People Voting and Favor Republicans, Says Study. Working as intended, then.

Healthy fast food? McDonald’s kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac.

February 4, 2016

Late 70s Massive 3.78 Gig Hard Drive.

Aspects of the Theory of Disney Princesses.

FA logic failure.

The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi’s.

Cultured meat and in vitro meat and laboratory grown meat. Meat the future. Then how can vegans be all sanctimonious and pissy?

Moon’s tidal forces affect amount of rainfall on Earth.

A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything.

USB Type-C cable so bad it fries Google engineer’s Chromebook Pixel.

Twitter Nerd-Fight Reveals a Long, Bizarre Scientific Feud.

The ultimate Trader Joe’s shopping hack: Don’t shop at Trader Joe’s. I like TJ’s, but the crowds are fucking mad and products discontinued too often.

February 3, 2016

Our national dress is the shalwar kameez, not the niqab. And (some/most?) feminists tell us that niqabs are liberating. Ok, then.

The evolvability of evolution.

GPK Iowa Caucus – Garbage Pail Kids. This is real.

Eulerian Video Magnification.

5 Insane Problems All Women In Comedy Deal With Eventually. Just like most areas, female comedians tend to be superior as they have to be 10x better to not even get half as far.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 a ‘recommended update’ for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

These Are The Tech Jobs With The Highest Salaries (And Where They Are).

The Official U.S. Highway Sign Font Is Changing From Clearview (back) to Highway Gothic. Clearview is far less readable at a distance. (Says someone who can usually read signs hundreds of feet before others can.)

Cheap Oil and the Stock-Market Freakout.

The real issues.

Impending food stamp cutoff was set by Kasich, Clinton bill in 1990s.

Watch Out: How to Buy a USB Type-C Cable That Won’t Damage Your Devices.

Hamming Codes.

Sarah Palin’s English.

Artist Samantha Keely Smith Explores Powerful Collisions of Dark and Light in Her Abstract Elemental Paintings. Great.

‘These Are People’s Lives You’re Playing With:’ The Fight To Curb Debt Collector Lies.

Slavery and racism are not southern problems with southern histories. They are national problems with national histories.

The idea of RBF as a predominantly female phenomenon has little to do with facial physiology and more to do with social norms. I have extreme RBF, but no one cares because I am male.

February 2, 2016

The Three Letter Cure for Web Accessibility and Discrimination Problems.

Automatic bug-repair system fixes 10 times as many errors as its predecessors.

Michigan and Ohio Make It Harder to Accidently Break the Law.

Huge gas cloud hurtling towards our galaxy could trigger the creation of two million new stars.

Apollo 11 source code.

Fashion it so on “The First Duty” 5.19.

The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy. Surprisingly good. They actually know some history; most do not.

Watch how distorted this U.S. map gets when sized for local economies.

The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia. Same people who argue against space efforts are the same who 200,000 years ago would’ve argued against using fire.

The populism we’re seeing stems entirely from the collision of whites who flourish in the global economy — and amid the cultural changes of the last 50 years — with those who don’t. Nailed it.

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off.

Sculptures in Nature.

Woman who ‘can’t help putting on weight’ is free energy machine.

Americans spend more than ever on gas guzzlers.

To enter into discussion with a Gun Person is to start a clock and know confidently that before it hits the ten minute mark they will state that private gun ownership is an important check on the tyranny of government.

February 1, 2016

Parents are Dumb and Kids Don’t Know Anything About Computers Anymore.

My life and career have been scarred by the naïve exchange I made at college: an education of questionable value for a dangerous amount of debt.

‘NAFTA on Steriods’: National Mexican Union Protests TPP.

Only humans have chins.

Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest Mystery.

Technology and capitalism have largely solved the problem of supply. We are able to make more stuff, with fewer inputs of labour and capital, than ever before.

Killing patients with drug shortages is the new business model. What did the ACA fix exactly?

Just a few bad apples fallacy.

Economics in the Age of Abundance.

10 Films By or About Women That Are Making a Splash at Sundance.

Kip Omolade.

Five Poems by Fatimah Asghar.

This old study aid for math turns out to have a scientific basis.

Janese Talton-Jackson’s Murder Reminds Me That Entitlement Kills.

UI Fail: How Our User Interfaces Help to Ruin Lives Most designers now are accidentally but actively evil.

This is the Best.

Stop using Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode if you value your privacy.

January 31, 2016

Goldman Sachs Nailed for Umpteenth Abuse, Yet Continues to Set Fed Policy.

That One Privacy Guy’s VPN Comparison Chart.

Workplace surveillance.

Alert: empirical parasites are taking advantage of data scientists.

Positive lexicography by alpha.

Don’t blame the media.

On Mozilla’s forced SSL. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Times infinity.

Mushroom Lamps. Do want.