Sunday, November 2, 2014
Links from October
Fantasy style map of Boston.
I've always sort of thought it was odd that the one place in the galaxy that Kryptonians were least adapted to was their home planet. Julian Sanchez comes up with some interesting explanations, which I hope some story uses.
So we've all heard the phrase "To gird one's loins" right? I once had no idea what that meant, but now I do.
If Nigeria can successfully contain an Ebola outbreak I'm pretty sure the US doesn't have much to worry about. Better to panic about the flu becoming deadly instead.
The Metamorphosis cast with a robot.
When bad things happen to good robots.
Raccoons are getting smarter.
So recently the ESA launched a probe to investigate a comet. And it's been taking some really cool pictures.
There's been this Gamer Gate furor going on recently. I was going to write a post about it, but Ken at Popehat wrote almost everything I wanted to say. Except this, a lot of people of all genders and political stripes have a tendency to come down harder on female politicians and pundits who they disagree with than equivalent men and it's good to try to be aware of that and avoid it. There are women who are stupid, selfish, and evil just as there are men who are those things but try to keep your outrage proportional.
How semiconductor densities have been changing.
Apart from the obvious , or course. Once, when our planet was young, the atmosphere was very high in carbon dioxide. Then photosynthesis ...
For an author it's important to get things that the reader might find hard to swallow out there and dealt with as soon as possible. I d...
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt is a book about morality. It's about the wa...
There's a very real sense in which any sort of free market you could have can only exist when it is created by a government. Without go...