If you are a true nerd, the first thing you are going to ask is “overpaid by what standard”?
So let me rephrase the title of the blog post in nerd speak; People with higher then average I.Q scores are subsidized by government actions and as a result people with above average I.Q are receiving Click Here to continue reading.
I found this video of choreography by handicapped Chinese people on the Ministry Of Manipulation blog. It’s kind of eerie and surreal, especially when you think of how much more difficult it must be when you can’t count on everyone to see or hear their cues.
The general theme for this week’s picks seems to be things that bring tears to Chieftain’s eyes. We happen to know that he has read this essay several times and he still has tears in eyes by the time he reaches the end.
I have mentioned, in passing, my first attempt at sewing. I bought cheap cotton fabric, whose pattern I loved. I got a simply designed dress pattern. I took my measurements. I prepared to cut out my fabric–and I got cold feet. Suppose I had picked the wrong size? So I started to make a muslin. Click Here to continue reading.
In this post, Jane Galt bemoans the fact that people in abortion debate are imputing motives to their opponents. In response, Ape man bemoans the fact that even if they perfectly understood their opponents it would not make any difference.
The best part and main problem with Derek Lowe’s blog “In the Pipeline” are one and the same. After all, the blog is all about chemistry and the life of a chemist. For some people, reading about that subject is like watching paint dry. But if you have just a smidgen of intellectual curiosity, In Click Here to continue reading.
Most of what people read about Net Neutrality are simple propaganda sites, and don’t even make an effort to be unbiased. A far better starting point for someone who is new to the Net Neutrality debate would be this article on the Washington Post. Jeffrey Birnbaum doesn’t take a stance on what the government should rule on this matter, but he does a pretty decent job explaining the issues, and why neither side is in the right.
Two sisters from Latvia, Diaga Henson and Sarmite Svilis, collaborate together to make some really cool coats. You can visit their site to see what I’m talking about. My favorite coats are in the 2005 and 2007 collections. Although the colors aren’t always to my liking, I love that they are making perfectly functional coats that don’t look like every other coat out there. In some cases, the coats don’t always appear to be practical. For instance, the orange Frock in the 2005 collection appears to be closed by only a single button, letting in lots of drafts. In reality, the “garment” you see is actually part of the coat.
I find their “Classics” to be a lot less inspiring. Most of the coats there remind me of what you would see in a typical quilting or wearable arts magazine–a typical coat design with some decorative pieceing. Perhaps everyday people would feel more “comfortable” (that is, as though they’re not standing out too much) in those coats, but I figure if you’re going to go in for a penny, you might as well go in for a pound.