So there are these conjoined twins out there that actually share thoughts, to some degree. Which would be completely awesome if it were not that being a conjoined twin sounds like it kind of sucks.
(Creator unknown, found here.)
(Gentoo penguins migrating. By Paul Nicklen, originally in National Geographic, found at The Big Picture)
|The Times now requires that readers register (for free) to access their website — and this cut traffic to their site in half. I wonder how few readers they will have once they start to request payment?|
|An awesome idea: slides on the underground.|
|The State of California v Mr. Miyagi.|
|Vandals have a new weapon. And it’s lunch meat.|
|Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore has labelled anybody who opposes Canada’s new intellectual property bill a “radical extremist”. This would appear to be claiming that all opposition MPs, Canadian universities, the retail council of Canada, and (possibly) you are all radical extremists.
Oh, and also Cory Doctorow, who has this extreme message, in which he exhibits a desire to own his own copyrights. Extreme, that.
|We present to you the cookbook that nobody should own.|
|Like me, you might have seen many people on the internet marveling over the sheer coincidence that two people who are now married were once at Disney World at the same time as children. Until you realize that this was bound to happen for some couple at some point. Particularly when one of them lived in Florida.|
|Photographers in Britain are reminded that they are a threat to beach safety this summer. Your threatening ways will not be tolerated!|
|The history of computers and publishing: The Sacred Rock of Tor|
|Belgium is attempting to ban women from wearing veils. But they do not put it that way — the proposed law makes illegal “clothing that obscures your identity”.
In other words, Belgium is planning to ban Halloween, Santa Claus costumes and fancy dress parties.
Well done, Belgium.
|The brain, part I: Scanning athletes’ brains discovers how they are more efficient, and in some ways “smarter” than the average brain.|
|Daniel Gross is a writer for Newsweek and Slate. So when he tells you that Nobel-winning economists know nothing about the economy, and America is going to have an incredible bounce back from the recession, you should assume he’s correct.|
|Creating poetry using piles of books.|
|The brain, part II: Why we love to read.|
|Apparently not happy enough with merely denying gays the right to marry, California officials now like to forcibly separate elderly gay couples and steal all their stuff.|
|Web coupons do not provide a bargain, like paper coupons do. Instead they trade your privacy for a discount. Beware.|