Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Shared Posts from 06 August to 12 August

Items shared from Google Reader: statements - Liberty Counsel: Page 992 of the health care bill will "establish school-based 'health' clinics. Your children will be indoctrinated and your grandchildren may be aborted!" - The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | School health clinics would not provide abortions Critics of the Democratic health care proposal have been increasingly raising concerns that the plan would provide taxpayer-subsidized abortions (a claim we[...] statements - John Boehner: The Democrat-backed health care reform plan "will require (Americans) to subsidize abortion with their hard-earned tax dollars." - The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Boehner says Democrats' health care plan would subsidize abortions In an already contentious health care debate, the last thing the Obama administration wants is a fight over abortion. The word "abortion" [...] statements - Sarah Palin: Seniors and the disabled "will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care." - The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Sarah Palin falsely claims Barack Obama runs a 'death panel' Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, urged her supporters to oppose Democratic plans for health care reform on her Facebook page. "As[...]
Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more - Ron Paul throws a party - Ron Paul throws a party for government officials who have actually read The Constitution. (Ron Paul) Picture: dunno source, Caption: dunno source, via Our LOL Builder » Recaption This » See All Captions
Lifehacker - RealDVD Killed Off in Court [DVDs] - RealDVD, the bold attempt by Real Networks to offer a legal DVD ripping solution, was shelved in October and has now lost its first court case. The judge didn't rule on whether consumers have the right to make backup copies of their media, but stated[...]
MAKE Magazine - Do you eat the moldy stuff? - My husband and I have battled continuously for years about whether scraping the mold off the top of -- well, anything -- makes it OK to eat, or if once a spot of green invades the top of a barely used jar of jam we've got to call it a loss and toss i[...] Updates - Snatching Rights On the Playa - In a few weeks, tens of thousands of creative people will make their yearly pilgrimage to Nevada's Black Rock desert for Burning Man, an annual art event and temporary community celebrating radical self expression, self-reliance, creativity and freed[...]
Boing Boing - When is it OK to eat moldy food? - My friend (and MAKE managing editor) Shawn Connally posted a chart about what kinds of moldy foods are safe to eat, and which ones are dangerous. My husband and I have battled continuously for years about whether scraping the mold off the top of -- [...]
Boing Boing - Brain cupcakes - These brain cupcakes were made with "red velvet raspberry cake with French vanilla cream cheese frosting and a chocolate brain by Pamela." Brain Food
Lifehacker - Nature Find Gets You Outdoors And into Nature [Nature] - Looking to get outside and commune with nature? Live in an urban environment and not sure where exactly that nature is? (Hey, it happens.) The National Wildlife Federation's Nature Find aims to get you on your feet and out the door. Hit up the Nature[...]
Boing Boing - Jon Sarriugarte's fire pit kits - BB readers may remember the amazing Golden Mean snail car and Boiler Bar, created by blacksmith and oilpunk artist Jon Sarriugarte. For years, Jon has also built beautiful fire pits, flaming zen gardens, and patio heaters. Sometimes he sells them, bu[...]
Lifehacker - Influence Perceptions Based on Right- and Left-Handedness [Mind Hacks] - A host of variables--well-crafted words, for example--can be used to sway perceptions. According to Newsweek, determining whether someone is right- or left-handed, then influencing their spacial perceptions accordingly, is another way to curry favor.[...]
MAKE Magazine - Root an HTC Hero running Android - In this video David from shows us how to root the Hero, HTC's latest Android phone. With a rooted Hero you can do all kinds of fun stuff like run apps and swap space from an SD card in addition to running apps as a privileged user. Ove[...]
MAKE Magazine - Amazingly simple magnetic heat-switching valve - Here's an interesting article about a very clever gizmo by two scientists at Denmark's Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. It's being hyped as a totally original invention, but the idea is so conceptually simple that I have a hard [...]
Boing Boing - Common operating system for robots - Roboticists at the recent International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence discussed the frustrating lack of a common operating system among today's robots. From New Scientist: This desire has its roots in frustration, says Brian Gerkey of [...]
Lifehacker - Short-Links Amazon Products [Amazon] - Shared by Marty ok, clever, but it doesn't handle ASINs/ISBNs correctly. Which is a rather silly mistake. Want to turn your friend onto the unappreciated genius of Big Star? Send them to and they'll land on Amazon's sear[...]
Boing Boing - The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Atomic Radiation - Adafruit Industries spotted this fantastic book from 1964. There's one available on for $7, but probably not for long.
Boing Boing - Accordioning table hidden in a rolling cupboard - Nobuhiro Teshima's "Mobile Dining" table is intended for tiny Japanese dwellings; the table folds away to stash in its own rolling cupboard, and can be raised or lowered for use for dining or gaming. Mobile dining (via Crib Candy) Previously:Accor[...]
Hack a Day - DOSbox on Zipit - Who out there has a Zipit? Great, now out of the five of you, who really wants to run Dos on it? Well, for the one or two of you left reading, now you can. The directions can be found here. [Hunter] has worked out a way to get DosBox running on his Z[...]

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