April 13, 2014

Links for 2014-04-07 to 2014-04-13

by Mike
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I was tired of posting things in a bunch of places throughout the week and not knowing how effectively they were being distributed… and then I realized I could just put them here in a sort of weekly roundup.

Heartbleed related – Mashable has a list of who was affected/where to change passwords, and NPR linked to a webapp to test whether a site is secure now.

Let’s Party Like It’s 1889 – Stina Leicht always gives great commentary. I’ll probably link to her blog a lot.

E-cig study shows they affect cells – Exposing someone to second-hand smoke is morally equivalent to punching them in the face. Turns out e-cigs aren’t that different.

Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew says she was tricked into narrating film that argues the Sun revolves around Earth & Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe

Mike Mignola (Hellboy) on the Nerdist podcast

Arden Leigh on Tangentially Speaking  – Interesting conversation about social-sexual dynamics.

Pictures of Mary Robinette Kowal at the Sesame Puppeteer Workshop – one of my favorite authors is also a puppeteer.

A strange relationship with text – Tobias Buckell on speed reading, writing, and dyslexia.

TNT Greenlights ‘The Librarian’ Offshoot Series Starring Rebecca Romijn; Noah Wyle Closes Deal To EP, Recur As Flynn Carsen – Apparently I need to watch the Librarian movies sooner rather than later.

Yes, Red States, Not Expanding Medicaid Is Actually Killing People. But You Knew That.

Reading and Drinking

How Stereotypes Explain Everything And Nothing At All – Stereotypes, confirmation bias, societal pressures, and basketball.

Tech and five year olds – My nephew is just a couple years behind this. It’s gonna be interesting to see what society looks like in 20 years, and what we’ve done right and what we’ve messed up for them. Key phrase in this article is “teaching them responsible use.”

“The Stuff We Don’t Do” by Marissa Lingen – a Nature Futures short story, audio on the Nature Podcast


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