Here are links I found interesting on April 26, 2013:
Here are links I found interesting on February 5, 2013:
- Jenny McCarthy: Antivaccination promoter won’t be speaking at charity fundraiser – From the article: "Fighting anti-vaxxers is critical. The misinformation they spread is incredibly dangerous. First, because it’s simply wrong, almost to a letter. Second, because it spreads fear, and then parents don’t vaccinate their kids or get booster shots themselves. And when that happens, herd immunity drops, and when herd immunity drops, kids start getting infected. Some die. This is no joke: It happens in Australia, it happens in the United Kingdom, it happens here in the United States. My own home of Boulder, Colo., had a big outbreak last year of pertussis, and one baby came very close to death."
- Hitchhiker Kills Crazed Attacker and Gives the Best NSFW Interview Ever – I didn't think the work "fuck" could be used so many times in 5 minutes. A stranger-than-fiction story. Watch the video.
- Enough, already – Can you believe it? Someone actually has the nerve to disagree. My friend Tom says: "I’m fed up with the Aaron Swartz hagiography and subsequent bullshit garment-rending from people who didn’t know him well, or at all. I’m still reading fresh examples of anguished wailing and blogging and Twittering about the guy. But to me, he seems unworthy of the sainthood that’s being thrust onto his corpse."
Here are links I found interesting on January 11, 2013:
- Controversial anti-vaccination book removed from sale – "Australia's largest online bookstore will no longer sell a book that promotes the "marvellous" benefits of measles." It should come as no surprise that this dangerously misguided book was written by an American anti-vax wacko.
- 10 Tips for Photographing Waterfalls – Some basic tips for photographing waterfalls.
- The Uncommon Origins of the Common Fork – "When we pick up a dinner fork we rarely think about how or why it came to be. Using it is as natural as using our own hands. But the fork is a relative newcomer to the table, appearing many centuries, even millennia, after the knife and spoon. The fork’s short and rocky history is the story of the evolution of etiquette and table manners. It’s also the story of how a doomed Byzantine princess, a French Cardinal disgusted by his dinner guests, and an intrepid English traveler forever changed the way western society eats." I found this interesting, but then again, I find history interesting in general.
Here are links I found interesting on July 23, 2012:
- Using Facebook To Screen Potential Hires Can Get You Sued – Yeah, but posting on Facebook about the stupid things you do is still just plain dumb.
- Anti-Vaccine Movement Causes The Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In 70 Years – Stupidity is killing innocent kids. Herd immunity protects babies too young for vaccines. It's important to keep your vaccinations up-to-date. If you won't do it for yourself, do it for the kids.
Here are links I found interesting on February 17, 2012:
- Mountain Lion Does iOS-ification Right – Excellent (as usual) article by Ted Landau about Mountain Lion, the upcoming release of Mac OS X.
- A real person, a lot like you – Derek Sivers blogs a bit about how computers, email, and social networking make us forget that the people on the other side of the screen are people, too. Thanks to @kirshen on Twitter for sharing this timely link.
- Not Being Able to Scrape By With $200k Is Usually Your Own Fault – "The 1% most stop insisting they’re not rich, right this instant." Ya think?
- Here’s How to See If the FBI Might Cut Off Your Internet March 8th – Is your computer infected by the DNSChanger Trojan? Read this to learn more.
- Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, Please Vaccinate Your Children – PLEASE do the right thing for your kids and the population as a whole.
- 14 years ago: the day Teller gave me the secret to my career in magic. – I really love Teller.