August 12, 2014

Five rebuttals for the riot shaming.

Men really need to stop calling women crazy.

I don’t usually link to animated GIFs, but this is exactly the problem.

Sick of this market-driven world? You should be.

So Whatever Happened to Post-PC?

Germany’s Renewables set a new Record.

The Most Famous Thing Jean-Paul Sartre Never Said.

Guacamole – clientless remote desktop using HTML5. Very cool.

Thirteen-year-old girl pitching in the Little League World series. Great curveball.

My Life in Law (a short story).

Women are put in an impossible situation of having to choose between their personal safety and their opportunities for advancement.

August 11, 2014

Local Government And Economic Development.

Turns Out Your Complex Passwords Aren’t That Much Safer.


Diverse Dystopias: A Book List.

Valérie Anex photographs “ghost estates” in Ireland in her series.

IPv6 Subnetting – Overview and Case Study.

Anti-Choice Groups Increasingly Reveal Their Anti-Contraception Agenda.

Lazy Corporate Monopolies Are Why America Can’t Have Nice Things.

Is ‘shareholder value’ bad for business?

Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight.

Naomi Klein: ‘Our Economic Model Is at War with Life on Earth.’

Memory and belief.

Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control.

Ask Ethan #49: Do the cosmic unknowns cast doubt on the Big Bang?

August 10, 2014

Inventories of war: soldiers’ kit from 1066 to 2014.

The Open Source Identity Crisis.

Marvel’s Ridiculous Excuse for Why It Won’t Make Movies That Star Women.

Charles Darrow’s Monopoly.

Dodd-Frank: Unfinished and Unstarted Business. AKA Dodd-Frank is a joke.

Where The Birds Are.

Pro-Coal Ads Show Industry Has Been Predicting Doom for 40 Years.

No, climate change won’t kill the planet. But it’ll kill plenty of people.

Theory and Practice: Predictive Causality.

Jackie Mitchell.

August 9, 2014

Rodger was certainly mentally ill, and so are most men.


Alice Goffman’s On the Run: She is wrong about black urban life.

The stats-first approach to issues of race and incarceration isn’t effective—in fact, it’s potentially counterproductive.

The Story Behind This Incredible Photo Of A Monkey Using An iPhone.

Human exodus may have reached China 100,000 years ago.

Corporate America Hasn’t Been Disrupted.

Only in America do we equate workaholism with virtue and view time spent at the shore or in the mountains or in the desert as time wasted — as evidence of laziness.

War in the womb: A ferocious biological struggle between mother and baby belies any sentimental ideas we might have about pregnancy.

No need to marry that creepy misogynist, ladies! Feminists will help you with your jars.

Many of the reasons why I hate NYC can be found in this article.

Gentrification, Inc.

August 8, 2014

This link is to the URL to turn off the horrible Google Instant Search feature, with no additional hackery required.

It is a sad truth that male culture as I have found it in America is primarily about convincing everyone that you aren’t gay.

personhood for women.

Disidentifying with Boyhood.

The Hidden Crisis on College Campuses.

The fuddy-duddies still thrive.

Windows 9 will kill Microsoft’s awkward Charms menu, introduce virtual desktops.

This is why I’m a firm believer that prostitution should be legalized and pimps should be thrown down an elevator shaft.

“Ancient Chinese Medicine” is only sixty years old. This is true of many “ancient” traditions, btw.

The new Luddites: What if automation is a job-killer after all? Hint: it is.

August 7, 2014

A child’s fate is in many ways fixed at birth — determined by family strength and the parents’ financial status.

Indian girl cuts man’s penis off after he attempts to rape her. Right on. Or off, in this case.

▶ GLASS Mantis! (pink & blue) eats.

What do you do if you’ve got a Jumbo-sized itch?

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science.

August 6, 2014

Irreducible Detail.

Stop the Americans before they reach McDonald’s.

White Girl Privilege And The Problem With Blaming All Men.

If I can be driven out by any man in the grip of unrequited attachment, if I can be driven out again for seeking legal redress, equality under the law is a fiction.

 Always remember that women who call themselves….

Sky TV Bans ‘VPN’ Ads on Copyright Grounds.

Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI Could End Up in Your Computer.

You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin.

Part time work and Obamacare: Why some Americans hate the Democrats right now.

MBAs are screwing up everything.

Two mutations in the haemoglobin gene of a patient with beta thalassemia – which can cause severe anaemia – were corrected without any errors using the Crispr technique of genome editing.

The last place on Earth… without life.

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads. Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

August 5, 2014

Artist uses DMCA to remove criticism of his impossibly-shaped female characters.

My current odds of becoming a PI are 14%, but they’d be 26% if I were male.

Everyone knows the true sign of civilization is being armed because you can’t trust anyone!

Russian Gang Amasses Over A Billion Internet Passwords.

Oregon gulch fire: Photos show pyrocumulus clouds and fighter jets over wildfire.


Some Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hear.

This is what America would look like without gerrymandering.

Wall Streeters Worry That They’re Paid Too Little and You’re Paid Too Much.

The ethics of Web experiments.

Are fish far more intelligent than we realize?

U.S. Energy Department to make researchers’ papers free.

Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

August 4, 2014


Stephen A. Smith’s suspension, Women Against Feminism, and blame.

Millennials’ Political Views Don’t Make Any Sense. Propaganda will do that.

The amazingly rapid suburbanization of poverty.

Cultural Christians.

Listen Up, America: It’s Time to Start Making Mass Transit Free!

Suspend Work, Close Most Biosafety Labs, Experts Say.

Why EPA Suddenly Doesn’t Have Anyone Running The Office That Protects Our Waterways.

How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage.

As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the unfettered rivers.

How and Why Does the Social Become Biological?

This computer design is crap.