January 31, 2014

World’s oldest known flamingo dies aged 83.

A Socialist is a Commie is a Thespian is a Kumquat.

Here’s how Hothlanta happened again.

For Republicans, punishing teachers is also about “putting women who think they have a right to an actual career and lives outside of their proper roles as wives and mothers back in their rightful, God-ordained, subservient place.”

Who wants competition? Big cable tries outlawing municipal broadband in Kansas.

All film is illusion.

Global Warming GIF: Video shows 60 years of global warming.

Twenty years after Hiroshima, elite American troops trained to stop a Soviet invasion — with nuclear weapons strapped to their backs.

One Swallow Doesn’t Make a Summer: A Comment on Zacharias Maniadis, Fabio Tufano, and John List · Econ Journal Watch: Bayes’ theorem, methodology.

MOUs whinng about dead people harshing their mellow.

Uncle Sam’s Retirement Largesse Goes Mostly to the Affluent.

Gruber reflects on the Mac at 30.

January 30, 2014

Wall Street’s New Housing Bonanza.

Message to North Carolina Teachers: We Hope You Die Young.

Concerns And The Great Moderation.

Is there connection between Type 1 diabetes and cleanliness?

Republicans Just Won the Food Stamp War. Congress is set to approve $9 billion in cuts to the food stamp program even as a record number of Americans live in poverty.

Interesting Bloggy Debate About Inclusivity.


The anti-fracking activist barred from 312.5 sq miles of Pennsylvania.

January 29, 2014


Our quantum reality problem.

Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.

The Super Rich are mad as hell – and doing great.

Labeling Obesity as a Disease May Have Psychological Costs.


Let banks fail: Iceland’s plan looks to be working.

January 28, 2014

Waikiki Tree Penguin. We hear tourists utterly misidentify birds all the time in Florida, too.

Why Nothing Apple Does Is Ever Good Enough.

Stupid shit like this is how big wars start.

Electric Shadyland: How Power Companies Rip You Off.

Why There’s No Outcry.

If the manufacturing industry hired enough workers to push down the average factory week to a normal level of 40 hours, the industry would create some 600,000 new American jobs.

Manually Creating an ELF Executable.

There’s Only Four Billion Floats–So Test Them All!

One-Third of Americans Who Were Middle Class in 2008 Now Consider Themselves Lower or Lower Middle Class.

January 27, 2014

 Tampa Bay dérive.

Actor who played Marlboro Man in ads dies from smoking-related disease.

“Marriage promotion” is a destructive cargo cult.

From the Folks Who Want To Give You Keystone XL: TransCanada Pipeline Explosion Shuts Off Gas For 4,000 Residents In Sub-Zero Temperatures.

January 26, 2014

A Roman Glass Gaming Die.

Government: Guards may be responsible for half of prison sex assaults.

“I feel like I was set up to fail”: Inside a for-profit college nightmare.

Yukon Government Opens Vast Wilderness to Mining.

Three-Piece Suits, Breakfast Meetings, and Overwork.

The cost of a hip replacement in the US vs. Spain.

January 25, 2014

The New Misandry: Man-Hating in 1972. Sounds like it could have been written today. Alas.

How Two Young Feminists Are Using Radical Feminism To Pave A New Way Forward.

The Joys of Being a Woman in Norway.

The Macintosh Is 30, and I Was There for Its Birth.

What We Hunger For.

The white knight’s dream.

xkcd: Cold.

Study: French three-strikes law did not deter or reduce piracy.

January 24, 2014

What caused a 10-year winter starting in 536?

Make ISPs into “common carriers,” says former FCC commissioner.

The Upper Michigan Blizzard of 1938.

Today President Obama Asked Everyone To Give Some Civil Liberties Up.

5 Famous Pieces of Presidential Trivia (That Are Total BS).

Starling murmuration season – in pictures.

January 23, 2014

Me do not need, but ME WANT.

An insider’s story of the global attack on climate science.

Generate a Random Name – Fake Name Generator.

The Uncanny Tastiness of Burrata.

January 22, 2014

Wave of store closings expected to hit retail.

Engineering a Safer World.

Automation. So often true.

Are you opposed to fracking? Then you might just be a terrorist.

Hobo Terminology.

January 21, 2014

Traffic Forecast Follies.

Crab-eating frog.


Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar.

January 20, 2014

On MLK Day, It’s Doubly Important To Keep Talking About Income Inequality.

Silicon Valley fights to keep its Dutch Sandwich and Double Irish loopholes.

In and Around The Land of Pain.


The world’s 85 richest people == wealth of the bottom 3.5 billion people.

For the Love of Money.

January 19, 2014

Google executives set to break ground on $82 million private air terminal next month.

Old but great: Men who explain things.

Bloggers Gets Same Speech Protections as Traditional Press.

Where The Bad Feminism At?

From breastfeeding to politics, Facebook steps up censorship.

Natalie Dormer does indeed have a completely awesome haircut.

500 Years of History: Mass Spying Always Aimed At Crushing Dissent.

Live Through This.

The Death Of Expertise.

Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings.

January 18, 2014

Questions – I have a lot of them.

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality.

Why So Many West Virginians Relied on Water from the Elk River: Industry Already Polluted the Others.

The future of jobs: The onrushing wave.

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Newspapers Go Digital, 1981.

January 17, 2014

Stop trying to innovate keyboards. You’re just making them worse.

Why Net Neutrality’s Demise Hurts the Poor Most.

Hitler on the Mississippi Banks.

The Evidence on Pre-employment Credit Checks.

They poisoned the river for a ‘clean coal’ lie.

West Virginia: ‘Why Is The Rest Of The Country Fixated On A New Jersey Traffic Jam And We Have No Clean Water?’