Bogus News Story Of The Day
From world champions to humbling defeat against Under 15s side… World Cup-winning USA women’s team suffer 5-2 loss against Dallas academy boys. The story is not bogus per say. The problem is that it is in the news. I say the same kind of headline with the Australian female team lost to a boys team in their country. The fact that these things are news shows how unrealistic their views on the relative differences between males and females are.
In The News
A Soviet Fighter Plane’s Tragic Error Brought Us Google Maps
California’s gas tax hike shows governor’s political skill
Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44
Federal Judge Says Molestation Law Criminalizing Diaper Changes Violates Due Process
Salt grinders are bullshit, and other lessons from growing up in the spice trade . A lot of too cool for school swearing, but I found this interesting anyway.
Not In The News But Should Be
February 2017 MBE bar scores collapse to all-time record low in test history. In case you could not figure it out, the reason this should be in the news is that it shows that law schools are taking money from people and pushing them out completely unable to do the job they went to school for. I don’t think this general problem is only limited to law schools. More detailed commentary here.
Entertainment of the Day
Why F.E.A.R.’s AI is still the best in first-person shooters. Never played F.E.A.R. But the lack of AI development does seem to be one of the biggest flaws of modern games.
A brilliant piece of unquestioning journalism. The big reveal:
Holbreich recently did a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which found very low rates of allergies among Amish children living on farms in Indiana. He says the reason may be because the children get exposed very early on to dirty environments, and to a variety of dust and germs. Even young kids are often in the barn, working with animals, and drinking raw milk.
“We think there’s something about milk,” Holbreich says. “That’s key, along with exposure to large animals, particularly cows.”
Scientists don’t know exactly what it is in raw milk, or in the barn, or on the cows, that helps boost the immune system. They’re researching that now. But Holbreich cautions against drinking raw milk or serving it to your child. It contains too many dangerous, disease-causing bacteria.
[Edit] H/T Art Sido.
Sea Lion say “nom nom.”
From Sippican Cottage I wandered over to this piece decrying the pumpkin as a threadbare monarch. Enjoyable even if you have no particular malice against pumpkins.