Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Not your father’s Microsoft? Damn straight it isn’t
Paul (Don’t call me bro) Thurrott goes after the press fawning over Microsoft. Microsoft is a shadow of its former self and the blame lies at the leadership level. IMHO, in the not to distant future Microsoft may be irrelevant.
Tarboro child punished for calling teacher ‘ma’am’
Though I don’t always succeed I strive to be a Southern Gentleman. I say “ma’am” to every woman regardless of age. In the South that’s how we roll. My mother taught me to treat every woman as a lady until they prove otherwise. This woman is clearly not lady and is unworthy of respect. IMHO she has no business in a classroom.
Don’t Get It Twisted: ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ Can Be Anyone’s Protest Song
“I wanted to write an anthem,” the now 63-year-old Snider says. “I’m from the Alice Cooper school of ‘School’s Out,’ ‘I’m Eighteen,’ you know? And Alice was very big on these anthemic songs. So I wanted to write an anthem for the audience to raise their fists in the air in righteous anger.”
♫ You’re all worthless and weak ♫
What Are Kissing Bugs? Chagas Disease-Causing Insects Infected 300,000 In US
“The bug gets its name because it typically bites human beings on their faces. It then proceeds to defecate on the open wound, releasing the harmful parasites along with it. When a person scratches at the open wound afterward, he or she unknowingly pushes the parasites into the open wound and eventually into the body.”
No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study
Best quote of the article:
“Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinking, claiming there is no ‘safe’ level does not seem an argument for abstention,” he said. “There is no safe level of driving, but government do not recommend that people avoid driving. Come to think of it, there is no safe level of living, but nobody would recommend abstention.”
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna crack open a cold one.
The Creepy Line Trailer
“An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.”