8.21.2017

Tankers 2; Navy 0

USS John S. McCain arrives in Singapore with ‘significant damage’ | New York Post

"The collision east of Singapore between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC was the second involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th fleet in the Pacific in two months."

Does anybody know how to work this newfangled radar thing?

Up for it

Little Makanda bracing for hordes of eclipse-watchers


"Ever since NASA announced that Makanda is the place to be, we've seen an increase in visitors," said Jeremy Schumacher, an employee for Makanda Eclipse, headquartered in the Eclipse Café. 

8.19.2017

Why not "rocket science"?

Gallup: Change Liberal Arts Name | The Daily Caller

"Gallup suggests that the new name for 'liberal arts' could be '21st century skills' because branding the exact same coursework as '21st century skills' fares better among participants in Gallup marketing tests."

21st century skills? Really? Isn’t that something about selling real estate?

Note this link is to a web site that used to employ that little Tucker so maybe we could call it, I don’t know, 18th century skills. In any event it seldom has much resemblance to real news. 

Still…

8.17.2017

Get the best seat in the house


The best apps for watching the total solar eclipse
CNET

Whether you plan to see it in person or via live stream, these apps will help you plan for and view the upcoming solar eclipse. Read the full story

Stay at home.

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I wasn’t worried enough already?

Aliens could conquer Earth with maps NASA 'foolishly' sent to space | New York Post


Many scientists now believe contacting extraterrestrials is a spectacularly bad idea.


I don't know which many scientists they're talking about, but many is quite a few.

8.16.2017

So forget about your pie are squared

The Laws of Mathematics and the Laws of Nations: The Encryption Debate Revisited - Lawfare

The Prime Minister of Australia said “the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia."

Duck

Not this kind 🐣


Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie


We're from the biology lab and we're here to help

Scientists use ‘molecular scissors’ to create world’s first mutant ants | New York Post

Oh really. And what kind of ant was it?…

"Scientists used CRISPR to disrupt a gene known as Orco in the clonal raider ant."

How wonderful.

All this and the Big Apple too

Cheetos-themed eatery opens in Tribeca, thousands on waiting list - NY Daily News

"Foodies snatched up the eatery’s roughly 300 reserved spots within six hours of the announcement of its opening last week.

The cheesy menu items run from $8 to $22, including a Flamin’ Hot and White Cheddar Mac N’ Cheetos, Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos grilled cheese and yes, Cheetos-crusted fried pickles."

8.15.2017

We were informed …

…by our Pacific Rim bureau (Lynn C Dot) that today was National Relaxation Day but we were too relaxed to mention it.

Now if we could only do something about the politicians


Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way.

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Ain’t gonna rain no more no more

Ain't gonna rain no more
So how in the heck can I wash my neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more?

8.14.2017

Wow! Take that, you…you…

…quomodocunquizing clusterfists and rapacious varlets [who] have given of late such cannibal-like proofs, by their inhumanity and obdurate carriage towards some (whose shoos-strings they are not worthy to unty).

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/patriotism-vs-nationalism

It could rain in your hopeful upturned face

Eclipse weather
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Be more scared

When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

New York Magazine

Plague, famine, heat no human can survive. This is not science fiction but what scientists, when they're not being cautious, fear could be our future. 

But no matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough.

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If you're looking for a way to start off your week on a terrifying note, look no farther.

Or maybe a better idea would be to just go back to bed.

What’s wrong with this paragraph?

World-famous Fulton Fish Market goes online - NY Daily News


 "Currently, 90% of the fish consumed in the U.S. is lower-quality frozen product imported from overseas, while 75% of fish caught in our waters — among the cleanest and safest in the world — goes to wealthy markets overseas, said Mike Spindler, CEO of fultonfishmarket.com."


The Fulton Fish Market, which is no longer at Fulton Street, alas, but in the Bronx, is also now online at http://bit.ly/2vwBAW5


Academics study work, discover it's hard

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

So concludes an in-depth study...

"Wow — (work) is pretty taxing place for many people," Maestas says. "I was surprised by how pressured and hectic the workplace is."

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