My Three Major Goals for the Summer:
insertreferencehere: Immerse myself in literature, both reading and writing it. Learn to play the guitar. Get in the best shape of my life. I want to will be ripped. I do not want to will not be fucking Holocaust mode skinny anymore. I will be back in marathon shape. I will be better than marathon shape. Can we do that last one together? I need a training partner!
CISPA made worse, rushed through House →
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Second wind kicking in
this is going to be either really good or really bad hopefully by the dawn of the third day I will be finished with this
How the sh*t is history not useful? If you don’t know how people f*cked sh*t up...– Zachapalooza: The 13 Most Useful* College Majors (As Determined By Science) (via newsweek)
Marking nuclear waste dumps with creativity →
andrewkays: Weapons-grade plutonium has a half-life of 24,110 years..meaning any amount will take a really, really long time to disappear. A common way to deal with it is to bury it far from places where it can be found or irradiate anybody. This post covers some of the more esoteric methods of marking that land, with the goal of still making the danger clear to whoever is still around in...
Sweet baby Jesus
I miss running. Feeling so much better now!
This is the time for forward-looking research universities to invest scarce...– Zvi Galil, Dean of College of Computing at Georgia Tech, sends the president of University of Florida a letter addressing UF’s decision to eliminate its computer science department in order to save money. (via explore-blog) J- There’s a little bit of misinterpretation here in that UF isn’t...
Plans are great until I’m the one that tries to make them
10 historic photographs an instant earlier →
A really great compilation of photos taken just prior to more famous ones.
insertreferencehere: Tumblr is being stupid and not letting me post or answer your message, so I’ll just say that sounds like a great idea, and I’m interested in what the guy got wrong. He does seem rather inflammatory but since I’ve never even heard of that device before I can’t really comment. What is it he got wrong? To curious folks: look up The Japanese “SpeechJammer”. Here’s...
Why It Took So Long to Invent the Wheel →
canisfamiliaris: Making the wheel was easy. It was the axle system that took forever. In fact, civilization had already developed metal tools before they perfected the wheel. The invention of the wheel was so challenging that it probably happened only once, in one place. However, from that place, it seems to have spread so rapidly across Eurasia and the Middle East that experts cannot say for...