Amusing spoof of bad web design from Jay Boersma.
Good science news source: World Scientist.
More fun with robots. Disney is building a big dinosaur robot. They could have made an audio-animatronic piece of nonsense for a fraction of the price, but this looks like the real thing. Good for them.
I’m a sucker for HyperDiscordia and Discordianism. It’s geek humor with a core of honest philosophy, and they get the proportions about right. Not to mention the fact that there is a ton of material here. Easy to lose track of time while browsing.
Interesting/annoying article in Forbes about DNA as code. Starts off interesting, then veers into a we’re-not-so-smart meditation on the shortcomings of science and then ends with a fanfare about how maybe Stephen Wolfram has figured out the secret of the universe after all. This is the same author (Michael S. Malone) who wrote a hagiographic piece about Wolfram in Forbes a few months ago. Give me a break. Between Wolfram’s automata and Dean Kamen’s Ginger, there’s nothing left for the rest of us but sit on the couch and watch Survivor.