Ok so it hasn’t been weekly. More like annual geekery. I’m hoping this time it will stick.
SOPA/PIPA vs Scientific Debate
Want another reason to hate SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act)? Check out Los-Alamos National Laboratories post-doc researcher Michael Ham’s article about how they can be used to kill scientific debate. It’s over at Steve’s fave website the HuffPo.
Now, how does this apply to science? Let’s say you are greatly displeased that a science journal posted a result that disagrees with you in some way. Maybe it’s business, ideology, religious, or a personal vendetta.
Read the entire article to get the rest of that quoted text. It’s a really interesting read.
Tony Stark’s Bedroom
Something I don’t get though. How do the blinds protect your privacy if the screen is only one way?
Pointless Geeky Quickies
- I finally decided to watch the Smallville series. I’m on season 3. So far it’s an interesting take on pre-Superman Clark Kent. I’m not liking the whole “Kryptonite can mutate humans” thing.
- Been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic since I got it Tuesday. I’ve got a Jedi Consular going and I’m thinking of starting up a Bounty Hunter or a Smuggler. Or both. It’s a great game.
- If you like the music of The Legend of Zelda, check out this violin tribute by Lindsey Stirling. It’s beautiful.
- Check out Cracked.com’s 36 Worst Action Figures of All Time. Yep, the statue from Rocky was an “action” figure.