Since I’ve commented a time or two on my problems with Penny Arcade (primarily including, but not limited to, the ‘dickwolves’ incident), it’s only fair to recognize that Mike has posted a clarification expanding on his comments at this year’s PAX.
An amusing little anecdote about Watson, the IBM supercomputer that was featured on Jeopardy, that might seem a little familiar to those of my friends who are parents.
Seven short tales, all based off of Disney tales, but far darker than what you’re used to…. She was always kind, but she was no longer good. Snow White didn’t remember how she ended up in the forest. She remembered her stepmother’s huntsman leading her into the forest to gather flowers, and setting the flowers […]
This profile of a professional pickpocket in the New Yorker is fascinating. There’s also a video clip of Apollo doing his thing. Amazing.
On September 20, 2011, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ will officially become past tense.
That’s pretty much the level of discourse we’ve been having over education funding in Washington state, the kind that’s designed to keep our eyes off the ball by assuming that voters have an attention span shorter than that of the average dog.
Admittedly, this is just a bit of a fluff piece on a slow news day. But really. Since when is research almost two years old new? It may well be the most _current_ research on the subject, but new? That seems a bit of an overstatement.
”Terrorism isn’t a crime against people or property. It’s a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful…. But when we refuse to be terrorized, when we’re indomitable in the face of terror, the terrorists fail — even if their attacks succeed.”
This is a fascinating look at a trial from a juror’s perspective: hearing the evidence, trying to balance all the factors and evidence in coming to a decision, and watching the legal system at work. Perhaps of particular interest to me as a Law and Justice student, but the kind of thing that I think would be interesting no matter what.
It is no accident that women have been complaining…for nearly 10 years now…. What was different? Suddenly an able-bodied white man is the one who was complaining.