Archive for April 2011

day 2492: The Tooth Fairy Philosopher.

we were all a bit suprised last night when odin lost his fourth tooth just two short months almost to the day after losing his first. after giving odin a sacagawea one dollar coin for his first tooth and a two dollar bill for his second tooth and three magic stones for his third tooth […]

pink opaque by TommyOshima

Untitled by Con Ryan

The coming housing calamity

interesting analysis from arthur c. nelson, professor of city and regional planning at the university of utah, on how trends such aging population, increasing household size, dropping homeownership rates and tighter lending are conspiring to create a perfect storm for homebuilders.

Study: Steering wheels are nine times dirtier than public toilet seats

steering wheels are nine times dirtier than public toilet seats joining keyboards and phones in the fouler than the loo club.

the science of being illogical

the science of why we don’t believe science is filled with glimpses into how are brains are wired to trick us into thinking we’re reasoning when we’re really rationalizing. “We may think we’re being scientists, but we’re actually being lawyers.” see also, reasons people persist in believing conspiracy theories even given overwhelming evidence to the […]

nonessential consumer spending and the end of the Age of America

americans now spend $1.2 trillion a year on stuff we don’t need ( nonessential goods ) which represents 11 percent of overall consumer spending, up from 4% in 1959. at least maybe some of all that junk will be around in 2016 which it the date the IMF says china’s economy will surpass that of […]

tracking cell phone location mandated by fcc

working for motorola in 2001 i was well aware that the FCC mandated all phones track users which folks are just noticing. *possibly* unrelatedly i haven’t owned a cell phone since leaving ( actually, not really the reason why but i can talk no further

lessons from backyard chickens

fun little article on 5 Crazy Things That Occur When You Raise Backyard Chickens which i’ve all found to be true in our experience with The Girls. jill richardson covers #3 quite extensively in her lovely post on chicken personalities.

Crystal Cave – Svínafellsjökull in Skaftafell, Iceland by orvaratli

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