This And That

I’ve been working like a dog all week, and between earning a crust and winnowing away the chaff in the comment threads, I’ve had no time to pile up a new post. So for tonight, just a few links:

— Supermassive object begins to collapse.

The Butlerian jihad begins.

A blue planet where it rains glass.

Punching above its weight.

L’etat, cest moi.

Persistence of memory.

Sure, why not?

Hari Seldon, call your office.

Tomorrow’s leaders, today.

Brain hacks.

Interactive Voronoi diagrams!

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  1. Dom says

    John Lott already mentioned that Obama was not enforcing his own laws, and asked two important questions — why pass the law at all, and why was the exemption made to favor employers and not employees?

    Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:19 am | Permalink
  2. What’s the conservative take on the mantis shrimp, Malcolm? Does it represent the small guy making good (shrimp, thus the virtue of self-reliance) or the isolated individualist unconcerned with the cultural inheritance (mantis only, not the praying sort)?

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

    Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Jeez, Jeffery! Is politics all you ever think about?

    Posted July 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  4. #interesting drummmers

    Posted July 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    My God, Frederik, that’s awful. I feel seasick.

    Posted July 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink