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Thursday, January 19, 2017

how lazy i am: just asked google "is it raining?"  instead of getting up to look out the window.
yes, still raining.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Obama frees Chelsea Handler, or somebody.

In a flood of clemency orders before he leaves office, President Obama commuted the sentences of 209 people and pardoned 64 others on Tuesday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGiBU720mjc

comedian sounds depressed.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_3WzxpdUc0&feature=youtu.be

a word from our sponsor.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

important baude paper challenging qualified immunity
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2896508

Monday, January 09, 2017

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/15-1256_d1o2.pdf

transcript of argument in today's case about whether colorado has to return court fees if the person was ultimately acquitted or won on appeal. my guess is colorado loses.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

word for the day: lapsus. like a typo, but when you write the wrong word. like a freudian slip. it's new to me and i'm having a hard time learning it so putting it here so i'll see it again. lapsus.

update the next day: this concept came up in conversation today and i couldn't remember the word for it.

Friday, January 06, 2017

drudgereport.com now has comments. i'd missed that before.

http://amgreatness.com/2017/01/03/libertarian-judicial-activism-isnt-courts-need/
a critique of libertarian judical engagement. i'm a fan of libertarian judicial engagement,
so it's useful to take a look at opposing views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsu3aHXBxbk
more later: 2015 Marc Maron comedy special.
I know him more as a podcaster than a comedian.
He's a good storyteller.

baudewatch: baude on obama law review article.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/05/president-obamas-new-harvard-law-review-article/?utm_term=.ec72e63022f4

Monday, January 02, 2017

https://store.xkcd.com/products/doughnut-mug

I didn't understand this xkcd mug. It turns out it references an old joke, that a mathematician can't tell the difference between a donut and a coffee mug. And this in turn references the 2016 nobel prize in physics, for the idea that the math of topology is going to useful for physicist. They aren't quite sure how yet, but it was enough to win the prize. So the new joke is that a physicist can't tell the difference between a coffee mug and a donut.




http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/31/opinion/sunday/hipsters-broke-my-gaydar.html

Thursday, December 29, 2016

word for the day: Illeist
The arbitrary aardvark sometimes likes to refer to itself in the 3rd person.
http://volokh.com/posts/1168484294.shtml
an illeist is someone who refers to themself in the third person.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

http://www.slashfilm.com/comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee-season-9-trailer/

Monday, December 26, 2016

word for the day: barotrauma

i assume from context it means injury due to change in pressure.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ProRevenge/comments/5kgi24/i_just_walked_away_from_my_job_update/

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

http://skyhorsebus.com. better than greyhound. it's the chinatown bus in cincinatti; my car is back in the shop so i'm using fly by night methods to get to the each coast in the cheaapest most ad hoc way.
gotobus.com is more of th system, googling for chinatown bus seems most complete.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFyhEsmKI5c3R5IHdpWSyEyMtUjhwYF2o

a bunch of ways to tie a tie.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2011/02/space_stasis.html

neal stephenson essay about rockets

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_quoll#/media/File:Tiger_quoll_Featherdale.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_quoll



Monday, December 12, 2016

https://letsjusthackshit.org/ platypus project.

Word for the day: Spinifex. a kind of australian grass.
http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/12/05/measuring-the-impact-of-feral-camels-in-australias-martu-desert/


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