Monthly Archives: June 2012

41% of Professional women are not having kids because she who travels fastest, travels alone

And the patriarchy runs our society sucks. “First off, 41% of professional women these days are choosing not to have children, and unlike ten years ago, they’re comfortable with their decisions on this front. In the straitened circumstances of a … Continue reading

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Rose Wood Carving

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The legacy future of the future

“Reality is always more complex than popular visions of the future would have us think. “But, as I said, what I want to figure out are the legacy futures yet to come. Some candidates: “The Singularity “End of Scarcity “Functional … Continue reading

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The shadow of football in Pennsylvania

“Records provided to AP by Long in December show that after Matt Sandusky attempted suicide in 1996, his probation officer wrote, ‘The probation department has some serious concerns about the juvenile’s safety and his current progress in placement with the … Continue reading

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Why “Brave” isn’t so brave

So, I saw “Brave” and it was very pretty, but… (spoilers ahoy)

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Why are we so fat?

“Three decades ago, 15% of American adults were obese. Today 35% are. Obesity has increased in many other rich nations too. Why?” Is rising obesity a product of income inequality and economic insecurity?, by Lane Kenworthy, Consider the Evidence, June … Continue reading

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Snazzy!

“After a yearlong field test in five regions, United Parcel Service has ordered the production of 150 delivery trucks with bodies built of composite plastic panels. The company said that relative to the aluminum-bodied P70 package car, as the company’s … Continue reading

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This week in pedophilia

David E has the roundup. I don’t particularly like Graham Greene because he has such a nasty way of telling the truth that he got his publisher sued into bankruptcy. This bothers me on many levels, including that the lesson/warning/seriously … Continue reading

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No science advisor on “Prometheus”?

“Clearly, I could nitpick the movie to death; a lot of science—stuff important to the plot, and not just little details—got messed up. At some level even I don’t have a problem with science errors, but when they get to … Continue reading

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Cosmic

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Prop 29: it’s not over ’til it’s ver

“The vote count for the tobacco tax on last week’s primary ballot narrowed again Tuesday as elections officials across California tallied hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots. “The measure, known as Proposition 29, was losing by just over 33,200, a … Continue reading

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Prometheus

Meh. I think Ridley Scott has too many yes-people around him for his own good. And the screenwriter really ought to learn something about human anatomy because that craziness kept un-suspending my disbelief.

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Facebook now sucking more than ever

“Yeah. You read that correctly. Most of your fans don’t receive your posts. At all. In any way, shape, or form. Facebook is only sharing them with fans who repeatedly return to your page, post on your page, comment on … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, he just lies about stuff

(via) I don’t want this man to be president of the United States. I don’t care about anything else, but if I did, it would be this: Mitt Romney is lying about stuff now Mitt Romney doesn’t care that he … Continue reading

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Smoking in California

“If the ballot initiative won, the sponsoring American Cancer Society estimated, 220,000 kids would never start smoking and 100,000 adults would quit rather than pay the extra $1 per pack to fund research on tobacco-related diseases. That would cut deeply … Continue reading

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Independance (from Facebook) Day

I’ll be deleting the gingermayerson Facebook account on July 4, 2012 because I never look at it and fuck Zuck. Sorry friends, you know I love you, but I’m through with the whole Facebook mess. I’ll still be on Google+ … Continue reading

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City Birds Rose

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Mr. Bradbury, 1920-2012, RIP

Cosmic Ray has gone away, but his work lives on forever. He’s also the author of the greatest pick-up line evah: “‘I’m going to the moon some day,’ Mr. Bradbury told her. ‘Wanna come?’” Wa Po obit, June 6, 2012 … Continue reading

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A Bat search

“As you might have guessed … there’s a comic book connection here. “The fastest way to solve this problem is to break it into parts, then work from piece to piece. “The first part is to figure out who Barbara … Continue reading

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