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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skynet getting closer to self-awareness

FoxNews: After four years of development, IBM on Thursday publicly unveiled a computing system that specializes in analyzing natural human language and answering complex questions. In other words, it’s really good at Jeopardy!.

Also at the Onion: Political Pundits Surprisingly Good At Getting Inside Mentally Unbalanced Shooter's Head

Heh.

NFL Season Seems To Be Building To Some Sort Of Climax

The Onion.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Study: Climate change contributed to fall of Roman empire


"Some House Democrats blamed their defeat in November’s mid-term elections partly on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to force a vote on a climate change bill.

A new study suggests that climate change has claimed bigger political victims in the past. Much bigger."

Friday stuff

A history of blatant product placement in movies.

The evolution of Batmobiles from 1948 to 2010.

Drunk scientists pour wine on superconductors and make an incredible discovery.

Woman recreates 'Last Supper' with dryer lint.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A fat tummy shrivels your brain

Uh Oh.

Hostile Rhetoric, 2000 - 2010

"One would think that the incivility had started on January 20, 2009, and that political conversation of the previous eight years had been a modern-day Socratic dialogue. As Michelle Malkin demonstrates – in spades! — that is not exactly the case."

via Commentary.

D.C. Court Allows 2nd Amendment Challenges to Old Handgun Convictions

Volokh: "concludes that a defendant who pled guilty in 1996 to violating D.C. handgun ban can now have that plea set aside given D.C. v. Heller, assuming his conduct was indeed protected by the Second Amendment"