July 22, 2014

Gotham Gazette:


If it happens in the afternoon, do we run toward home, or away from the city and the blast? If it happens at night, do we let our parents huddle over us in the basement, or do we stand on the rooftop, chests forward, praying the first shock wave dematerializes our family without pain? — — Honey, You’re Scaring the Kids / The Appendix
Transistor Successor Set to Bring on "The Machine" Age Soon - The memristor, the subject of much study over the last six years, could become the basic building block for an array of new devices—from the sensors and memory chips being built into the "Internet of Things"
Kristen Gwynne Is A Very Stupid Person Then you have the stupid twat’s description of a derringer. Gun grabbers know little about guns, crime, 2A and gun culture. That’s something all 2A people know. What’s surprising is just how deep the ignorance goes with some of these people. Kirsten is an example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. She is simply too stupid to comprehend her own ignorance.
The dark side of our universe | Ninety-seven-and-a-half per cent of the universe is invisible. This has got to be one of the most extraordinary discoveries in the history of science. Yet it still hasn’t trickled into the consciousness of most scientists. They still have not woken up to the shocking fact that everything they have been studying – everything science has been looking at over the past 350 years – is no more than a minor contaminant of the universe, like the frosting of snow on a mountaintop.
A genuinely Paleolithic diet, Durant concedes, probably ought to include human flesh; however, he does not advise this. How the Paleolithic Diet Got Trendy
Halbig v. Burwell Would Free More Than 57 Million Americans From The ACA's Individual & Employer Mandates a victory for the Halbig plaintiffs would not increase anyone’s premiums. What it would do is prevent the IRS from shifting the burden of those premiums from enrollees to taxpayers. Premiums for federal-Exchange enrollees would not rise, but those enrollees would face the full cost of their “ObamaCare” plans.

When the sun goes down, a new type of character appears at the border. They are known locally as “ants”, because of the heavy weight they carry on their backs: an army of volunteers from the surrounding area who carry helmets and body armor across the border, one at a time. The Ants of Medyka | Roads & Kingdoms
I'm Done Apologizing for Israel / Rabbi Menachem Creditor I ask: What do Israel's enraged critics truly desire? How is it possible to hear indignant claims of human rights violations in the context of Syrians slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands, state-sanctioned terrorism around the globe, and young immigrants treated like chattel by the US and other? Israel is doing its best, sacrificing its own children to preserve the lives of Palestinians.
The "Otherkin" If you have even one drop of empathy in your whole fucking rancid bigoted body, you might be able to relate to the plight of some hapless 14-year-old in Kansas who suffers the slings and arrows of living life as an earthworm trapped in a human body. Or maybe not. Maybe you’re just that fucking sick in the head that you don’t realize these people speak the truth and deserve not only empathy, but ample government funding.
Christ’s face engraved in a single spiral line: Claude Mellan, “The Sudarium, or Veil of St Veronica,” engraving, France, 1649. In a single line and starting from the tip of Jesus’ nose, Mellan has engraved the entire face, the folded veil, and the lettering below. The modulations in direction, from thick to thin, model the image in chiaroscuro (light and dark). Thus the shapes and volume of the engraving are achieved.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 22, 2014 10:55 AM
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The dark side of the universe ...
If they can't measure it, or see it, or feel it, or smell it, or taste it, or tickle it, why do they think the dark side exists, rather than there being a defect in their equations and models and logic. Too upsetting to the supposed 'known' physics relationships?
Same argument re the supposed 11-dimensional universe.
Who's paying for this research by PhD's [which is to say witch-doctors]?

Posted by: Howard Nelson at July 22, 2014 2:21 PM

So, kiddies, if the pointy headed guys say that most of the universe is "dark matter" who's to say that it's one particle? Maybe, like ordinary matter, it consists of two particles. Which means chemistry and molecules and compounds - kinda like the stuff on the tip of your nose.

Maybe we're the ghosts.

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at July 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Roy, you're on to something true. I'm my own doppelganger. And you? Are you, you? Or is your doppelganger all that's true?

Posted by: Stug Guts at July 23, 2014 5:52 PM

"Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
'Cause now I have become the strangest 'case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa "

Posted by: Van der Leun at July 23, 2014 6:02 PM

That was awful offal, VDL.I mean, having excellent family relations is one thing, but

Remember, it's not incest demonic
if it's all just platonic.
Are you some cosmic comic
forsaking slaking all that's not PC erotic?
No need to reply in this regard
unless you insist, G_ _ _ _ _ .

Posted by: Howard Nelson at July 25, 2014 7:33 PM