Archives for April 17, 2009

Blogospherics

What do tea-bagging, oceonography, and epigenetics have in common? These and other topics can all be found in the following paragraph: Cyberlizard talks about teabagging. Canned Platypus also discusses this odd sex act/political statement. Cocktail party physics talks about beer brewing, both ancient and modern. Chance and Necessity gives us A definition for epigenetics. Real…

An agreement stating that girls under 18 will not undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone was recently signed by village chiefs and other community leaders, including women who perform FGM. The agreement affects the Kambia district, which is in the northernwestern part of the country. At puberty, the majority of girls in Sierra…

Update: See this: CIA exemption is the wrong thing to do I do not disagree with Obama’s decision to pre-pardon CIA agents who tortured people at Gitmo and elsewhere. (See this.) The only reason to not pardon them is to use them to get to higher-ups who should actually be prosecuted. These on the ground…

Burn the books!

“The commies have infiltrated our country as part of their fifty year plan! I know what I’m talking about, I’m in the marketing business! Only the FOX network knows the truth!” … and so on and so forth. These are real people. Be afraid. Trust no on. I am not joking even a little. You…

… there is no way to turn way from it, but we are often poorly prepared to deal with it, especially when it involves teenagers. Face it: adults like it when teenagers finally learn to hide some of their emotions. Maturity = knowing how to leave other people out of your bad shit. We reward…

“Building a permenant home in the political wilderness” … brilliant, Rachel. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This is totally unbelievable. The Imams were polite yet annoyed. Reasonably annoyed.

A young couple wished to get married (19 and 21 years of age)against their parent’s wishes, so they tried to elope. They were tracked down by their parents, who had them arrested. Monday, they were shot to death by a firing squad. The couple had violated the religious beliefs of their families. Details here.

Ubuntu security alert

One of the nice things about Linux — but by no means the most important — is the enhanced security that comes along with running it. That doesn’t mean Linux never runs into security issues, though, and this week, the vulnerability in question centers around a nifty little service called udev. According to advisories from…

What would Jesus Do? (NOT!)

Hat Tip: Natalie

… and we get to laugh at the expense of Norm Coleman.