Friday, April 29, 2016

PC mob shuts down forum that asked ‘Has political corrrectness gone too far?’

PC mob shuts down forum that asked ‘Has political corrrectness gone too far?’
Temper tantrum. "But they barely got a chance to speak. Protesters broke in to swear, name-call and throw fits. (Isn’t it ironic that this is what “political correctness” means in practice?) With shouts of “F–k you! F–k you!” and “Keep your hate speech off this campus” — not to mention “Go home!” — the kids of course proved the critics’ point. “There was not a 10- to 20-second period during [the event] where there wasn’t an interruption,” said senior Nicholas Pappas, one of the panel’s organizers. Still, Sommers managed the score of the night. Interrupted by a scream of “stop talking to us like children,” she shot back: “Then stop acting like a child.”"

Dear Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence

Dear Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence
It all depends on who's being violent. "Let’s state this as plainly as possible: Nothing Trump has done justifies a violent response. Nothing. Yet the more the media whitewashes this violence and applies its typical double standard to left-wing thugs, the more the violence will escalate."

SpaceX

SpaceX

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why I Came Out As A Gay Children's Book Author

Why I Came Out As A Gay Children's Book Author
Good. "And then, shortly after same-sex marriage became legal around the country and my boyfriend became my husband, I was at an elementary school in New Jersey. The question came up: “Are you married?” I was wearing my wedding ring. I’d been married for a month. I was really excited about it. So I said, “Yes, I am.” “What does your wife do for a job?” the girl asked. “Well, I have a husband, not a wife, and he’s a teacher.” One or two of the boys looked at each other puzzled and then not puzzled. A girl giggled and another girl elbowed her in the side. And that was it. I’d just come out to a room full of kids and they didn’t really care. The next question was about whether I would ever write another military action book (I’d written six by then; they came with dog tags). I said I would and the boy who’d asked high-fived the boy next to him because they really liked my military action books. After the talk, I signed books. Everyone was really excited to get a book signed by a “real author.” Kids wanted to know what breed my dog was and which football team I liked. Some of the boys told me I should be ashamed of myself…for liking the New York Jets. They weren’t wrong."

Grant Morrison's Superman Stories: A Reconfigured Reading Order

Grant Morrison's Superman Stories: A Reconfigured Reading Order
Wow.

Marc Randazza Wrote An Amicus Brief About Klingon, And It's Magnificent

Marc Randazza Wrote An Amicus Brief About Klingon, And It's Magnificent
Legal brief about the Klingon language. "Marc needed some translation help. Why? Because he was writing an amicus brief for the Language Creation Society to argue that Paramount Pictures may have a copyright on Star Trek but it can't have a copyright on the Klingon language. The legal point is a fascinating one: if a language is created in connection with a copyrighted work of fiction, can there be a copyright on other use of the language, even if it's not to speak the lines from the copyrighted work? This is not a case about Defendants using specific, previously used Star Trek dialogue, such as “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”, but rather about precluding Defendants from creating original dialogue that happens to be in the Klingon language. Plaintiffs provide no authority supporting their assertion that Klingon (or any language) can be copyrighted. “[T]here is no Klingon word for ‘deference’”, and Plaintiffs are entitled to none. Norwood v. Vance, 591 F.3d 1062, 1074 n. 4 (9th Cir. 2010) (Thomas, J. dissenting). Whether you like law, or language, or Star Trek, the brief is a joy. Marc continues to demonstrate that legal writing can be entertaining, irreverent, and persuasive at the same time."

Person of Interest’s Final Villains Are Mark Zuckerberg and Isaac Asimov

Person of Interest’s Final Villains Are Mark Zuckerberg and Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Movie-Based Terminal Effect Not Yet Recreated by Hackers

The Movie-Based Terminal Effect Not Yet Recreated by Hackers
SETEC ASTRONOMY

Trump wins every county in 'Acela primaries'

Trump wins every county in 'Acela primaries'
The Northeast loves Trump. "Donald Trump won every county on Tuesday night in the five Northeastern states that held primaries, sweeping up more delegates in his quest to lock up the GOP nomination. Trump won each county in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, where rival John Kasich was born." People in the Northeast can now get back to mocking Southerners and 'flyover country'.

SpaceX Is Sending a Red Dragon Spacecraft to Mars in 2018

SpaceX Is Sending a Red Dragon Spacecraft to Mars in 2018

bigstory.ap.org

bigstory.ap.org
This is where most politicians make a big mistake. They include details in their speeches. "Trump is expected to outline a vision for U.S. foreign policy that focuses on rebuilding alliances, charting a new course with Russia and Iran and tackling the threat posed by the Islamic State, according to Walid Phares, one of the Republican front-runner's foreign policy advisers. Phares said Trump would be outlining his views broadly, adding "There will be no details in this speech.""