August 17, 2014

Links for 2014-08-11 to 2014-08-17

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Talk Nerdy: Episode 23 – Sara Benincasa – Good discussion on mental health and medication. Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture The Bush/Obama Quiz: What’s The Difference? A Life Of Anxiety Documented Math’s Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time We’re Holding Out for a (New) Hero: How Heroes […]

August 10, 2014

Links for 2014-08-04 to 2014-08-10

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Nobody’s Normal: Introversion and the Writing Life – it’s amazing how much I relate to Hurley’s description – social anxieties, prepping and mentally rehearsing for social situations, even the role of theatre in learning to fake “social.” NBC’s Straight-Washing of John Constantine Is Bi Erasure The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories White House […]

August 3, 2014

Links for 2014-07-28 to 2014-08-03

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Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks – More Creation Museum antics (after last week’s Ken Ham gem). My comments on tumblr: The Creation Museum is trying to get $43 million in tax breaks to build a Noah’s Ark replica as a tourist attraction; which, regardless of legality (I am not a […]

July 31, 2014

7 Word Reviews: Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Firefly + Fifth Element + Cowboy Bebop + Doctor Who

July 27, 2014

Links for 2014-07-21 to 2014-07-28

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PodCastle Essay: We Have Always Fought: Challenging The “Woman, Cattle And Slaves” Narrative – audio version of a powerful essay written and read by Kameron Hurley on representation in narrative (originally published at A Dribble of Ink). Comcast’s worst nightmare: How Tennessee could save America’s Internet – Why I’m spending today swapping out the dialect in my […]

July 20, 2014

Links for 2014-07-14 to 2014-07-20

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Miami is slowly flooding, and will eventually be our newest Venice TVTropes: Precursors – I got to thinking the other day about the next intelligent race that will evolve on Earth after we’ve rendered unfit for human habitation (aren’t I a cheery fellow?). To them, *we* are the precursor civilization. Some sort of intelligent cat or rodent […]

July 18, 2014

7 Word Reviews: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Would’ve preferred a more Caesar-centric story.

July 13, 2014

Attempting habit change

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I bought a coffeemaker this morning, and just brewed my first batch (decaf). I used to have a coffeemaker, but when I moved about a year ago I realized I hadn’t make coffee in 5 or 6 six months and it would be wasted space in the car. Now though, I’m trying to get off […]

July 13, 2014

Links for 2014-07-07 to 2014-07-13

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But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Dos and Don’ts To Combat Online Sexism The Laughing Muggers: What’s a little violation of privacy between friends? – “I no longer expect to have a Fourth Amendment. I really don’t. But do I have to be a good sport about it too?” SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” […]

July 12, 2014

7 Word Reviews: Snowpiercer

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holy shit – uniquely great script, powerful acting