We are hosting a party that is a tribute to Democratic House leader Bobby Moak. There will be great music — a soul music with Effie Bert and friends– food, and drink. Here is the invite. You folks ought to come.
In a Scientific American account of how the Nobel Prize changes your life, Brian Schmidt describes taking the prize to show his grandmother…
“When I won this, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was coming around so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. [...]
With apologies to Cari Gervin, here is one from my friend Dwight New, Auburn fan/graphic artist.
This is the best announcement I’ve heard from Apple in a while. Lily Hay Newman reports on Slate:
In the new mobile operating system, all you have to do is add a passcode (which you should already have anyway!) to opt in to encryption that denies Apple special access to your data. Apple announced [...]
… or at least, it will be argued quickly. Presumably, a decision will appear shortly thereafter.
Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court entered an order setting the schedule for the appeal:
Record due September 12th. McDaniel brief will be filed by Friday, September 18th. Cochran brief will be filed by Thursday, September 24th. Any reply [...]
This one stayed with me as intensely as the funeral of JFK and lots of other sixties TV. Just as vividly in my memory from age 8, almost 9. I remember where family members were sitting while we watched this (Mom, who doesn’t remember it, was ironing, not a usual tv-watching thing). Science [...]
Last week, there was a good example of this when the New York Times (and others) reported that an Isreali Defense Force officer had been kidnapped and it turned out he’d died in combat (and possibly even from friendly fire).
Here’s one from 8/3/1914, courtesy of Matt Yglesias’s Twitter feed.
“Fly specks, fly specks! I’ve been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!”
Dr. Chumley in “Harvey.”
Two weeks ago, my laptop died an ignominious death. I discovered I had a much calmer– almost zen– reaction to a longer than usual period of borrowed computers, loaners, and the like, than I’d expected.
I was really frustrated that I could not post on Anderson’s site to ask about Hazel Brannon Smith and [...]
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