Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday Links: January 21

Sorry about Friday Links being missing last Friday. It decided it wanted to show up a few weeks back. 

Five emotions invented by the internet. [link]

Rockstar Games new expression capture technology. Watch the video. [link]

If you have Grand Theft Auto 4 for the PC you can edit one of the data files to eliminate friction. The result is this video that had me weeping with laughter.

How to watch movies in your Linux command line interface. [link]

I need more ties. [link]

What life is like for those who sit at "The Button" in nuclear silos.  [link]

How to "make" your own "plastic". The quotes are because I don't know if you can call some of these plastic and the first one isn't so much making plastic as it is changing one kind of plastic to another. The first one is very entertaining though. [link]

Chihuahua attacked by owl. [link]

Interesting romantic habit. [link]

Someone tries to make sense of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptists Church. [link]

New letter says that the Vatican gave explicit orders to cover up pedophilia. [link]

Part two of Brian Deer's breakdown of the Wakefield autism "study". This one covers how they planned to make money from the study. [link]

Thunderstorms create antimatter. [link]

Stephen Colbert talks about how Bill O'Reilly "proves" the existence of God. The trick is to not have the science background of a 3rd grader.
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Here's the original piece.

Christopher Hitchens on how to make a proper cup of tea. [link]

Some years back a Christian science teacher got busted for branding crosses into the arms of his students. The trial is ongoing, but he has FINALLY be been fired. [link]
And it only cost $900,000 to get rid of a really bad teacher.

Isaac Asimov talking about global warming back in 1989.

Turns out homosexual activity is more common in Saudi Arabia than actual homosexuals. It's just easier than being straight. [link]

A letter from a church pressuring a member to go to confession or be harassed by the community. [link]

Sweet greenhouse in Pittsburgh. [link]

An article about the debate between 1 or 2 spaces after periods. [link]
It's real simple. Two when using a typewriter. One when using a keyboard. Two hasn't been valid since I was in... 5th? grade.

View from the back of an arrow.

Buy some NASA roast beef. [link]

I always get excited by stories like this. It's a revived effort to clone a woolly mammoth thanks to improvements in gene sequencing technology. [link]

Picture: contrails as seen from the ISS. [link]
Other pictures from the ISS. [link]

A great story of a teen being stalked by a pack of girls who think they're wolves. [link]

Crap. Now I have to update all my outlets. [link]

A quick test of the IBM computer Watson. It'll be competing in a full game to be aired in February. [link]

Game: Rebuild - SimCity in the Zombie Apocalypse. [link]

1 comment:

lacochran's evil twin said...

"Padlocks of love" turned out to be very different from what I expected.