Spending my day at home while being sick has at least one perk: I can catch up with everything on the Internet that I’ve put off reading. After a day of RSS feed reading, I’ve compiled a list of things that I think are awesome and another list of things that I think are awful.
Things I think are awesome:
- Robots will take over the world one day: after all, here’s a Sudoku-solving Lego Mindstorms robot.
- Even better, there’s also a Rubik’s Cube-solving Lego Mindstorms robot.
- My friend Jim Keller’s latest project was featured on the Drupal main page today.
- Those cheating chimpanzee women are not to be trusted.
- How often does your Congressperson speak up?
- Here’s the 56th Carnival of Mathematics
- Cognitive psychology has something to say about the use of gendered words in language.
- A clever scheme from Bryan Caplan for making money in an irrational economy.
- Because repelling just gets boring after a while.
Things I think are awful:
- The Rule of Law is flouted once again by an American state.
- Swedish regulation at its stupidest.
- Englewood has a little town drama.
- Most cyclists are killed by terrible drivers.
- Still think that our government officials can be trusted?
- Eugene Volokh notes a recent and dangerous precedent for homeschoolers in a case that he wishes never had to be decided by the legal system.
- The public really, really has prurient taste.