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Massive Linky-Links

I have once again reached the point where there are so many tabs open in my browser that my computer's performance is suffering. It's time for a purge, and you all know what that means: a list of links for your edification and amusement!

Society and Sexuality

Nebraska woman files Federal lawsuit against all homosexuals
Sylvia Driskell, a self-described "ambassador for God," has filed a lawsuit against all homosexuals on the grounds that God has said homosexuality is an abomination. Honestly, I feel a little sorry for her.

Police: Fraternity dosed women with date-rape drugs at party based on color-coded hand stamps
The horror show that is the American university fraternity system just never stops.

Nonmonogamy for men: the big picture
Men who are new to the idea of non-monogamy make a lot of mistakes and often have a lot of trouble finding partners. Here's a cogent analysis of why, and how not to make those mistakes.

Informatics: What an analysis of one million sex toy sales tells us about our erotic tastes, kinks, and desires
Two of my favorite things (sex and informatics) in one place! This is an awesome article.

So you're not desirable...
Article by the authors of a paper recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that suggests who you are--your uniqueness--is more valuable to prospective partners than traditional markers like physical attractiveness or money. Seems the advice "be yourself!" now has scientific evidence behind it.

What happened when I posed as a man on Twitter
You know how women say they get a lot of shit that men don't get on social media, and men say naaw, women are just exaggerating 'cause they're all thin-skinned and emotional and stuff? Surprise, surprise, it turns out women actually do get more shit on social media.

Science

Scientific American: Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies
Dyson spheres and other huge-scale macroengineering projects should be visible from earth even if they are located in distant galaxies. But we don't see any sign of them. Where is everyone? (I've written a bit about the Fermi paradox in this blog here.)

Random Strangeness

Photographs of superheroes wearing "outfits" made of milk--and nothing else
Just what it says on the tin. Probably not safe for work.

Software engineering, now with cats
How modern software engineers would design a cat. As a computer programmer, this is, I can attest, altogether too true.

Every noise at once
Comprehensive clickable interactive map of every kind of music you can imagine.

And finally, there's this gem from YouTube: a lovely hand-crafted 2-stroke engine with a transparent combustion chamber so you can see the fire.



Comments

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janetmiles
May. 20th, 2015 01:09 pm (UTC)
The judge in the "suing all homosexuals" lawsuit dismissed the suit, saying there was no legal or factual basis for a federal claim.

http://columbustelegram.com/news/state-and-regional/judge-dismisses-woman-s-lawsuit-against-homosexuals/article_917fa65d-f194-57d0-836f-6ac8d1c3d92e.html
tacit
May. 20th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC)
Occasionally, sense prevails!
ka0tique
May. 20th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Music and Tabs
Thanks for these, Every Noise At Once is such a great find. Much more extensive than Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music.
http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

Have you read about the Music Genome Project that powers Pandora?




Several sites recently reported about a Chrome app named "The Great Suspender" which is intended to suspend the performance and memory drain of so many open tabs in Chrome. Something of the sort might be for you!

http://mashable.com/2015/05/18/great-suspender-chrome-extension/
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