The Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup: 2014/03/02
G’day, and it’s a new month. This last week was good, if a bit chilly here in the Northern Hemisphere, but wherever on the planet you live, I hope things went well for you. I’ve been fooling about on Twitter, a bit more active on there than I’ve been recently, and I’ll be doing #FFing throughout the week regardless of day.
I may be blogging for Monday and Tuesday this week, but that depends on workload and study time. Things are a bit iffy for posting during the week, but we’ll see.
I’d like to start new blog drafts while adding to those I have already saved on file, and I’ll be working on new large print-quality fractal about 3×3 ft to 5×5 ft, while doing research for a friend of mine — the process of finding the material is complete, until newer and better data comes along, of course. Only the scouring of details, followed by the organization and presentation of data remains to be done.
The cats are being their usual ebil selves, with Mister Eccles taking up most of my desk chair as I type this. As for the ‘Iko Iko’ parody posted this last Wednesday, the Dixie Cups et.al. have my apologies for mangling a perfectly good song with hideously unspeakable Lovecraftian madness.
My Weekly Blogs Roundup
- Iä! Iä! [Iko iko Parody]
- Wordless Wotan’s Day: 2014/02/26 Palm trees. Palm trees not killed by the cold.
- Mandelbulber Tutorial: Rendering Hi-Res Images A mini-tutorial on making print-quality images.
- Friga’s Day Fiction: A Most Unusual Find Indeed: Part IV Not the conclusion, but the plot seems to be shaping toward that. Planning on doing more Sergei the Shinobi adventures soon.
- [Review] Reality Check: by Donald Prothero a book review.
- Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/03/01
Roundup of The Other Blogs
- The Dull Insistence of Gravity by Martin Pribble
- Do Atheists Try To Disprove God With Science? via Steve Barry
- Chasing the Star Garden – Review & Giveaway by Kate Campbell, servitrix of Miss Jigglypuff
- Climate Change Debate is Now Officially Over by Martin Pribble
- “Observational” vs. “historical” science? Pure bunk! via Donald Prothero
- 25% of Americans Believe in Earth-Centered Solar System on Laughing in Purgatory
- This is a Powerful Way to Combat a Christian Speaker at Your University by The Friendly Atheist
The Odd, the Strange & the Sciencey
- 10 Concept Artists Who Should Be Making Their Own Movies
- Garbage Ecology: The Secret World Of That Floating Ocean Plastisphere
- Alan Alda, Spokesman for Science – NYTimes.com
- Dubious Egyptian Hepatitis C Detector Pops up Again » Pepijn van Erp
- Herbal medicines: Study raises alarm over labelling
- Bullet in a Bible | Doubtful News
- The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized [Video] – Scientific American
- How to speak and write postmodern | The Paperthin Hymn
- Baby’s Rare Brain Tumor Had Teeth – Yahoo News
- Offshore wind farms can tame hurricanes, study finds
- Egyptian army’s AIDS-cure claim gets harsh criticism – CNN.com
- Docs remove 42 pearls in folk cure gone wrong – ODD – Globaltimes.cn
- £1m price tag for historic Welsh mansion – Wales Online
- The Bahamas on board to become stem cell miracle land | Doubtful News
- Sand therapy finds takers | Deccan Chronicle
- French organic winemaker faces prison for defying pesticide order | World news | theguardian.com
- You Share 98.7 Percent of Your DNA With This Sex-Obsessed Ape | Mother Jones We humans are a bit sex-obssessed ourselves; just look at our insane moral codes!
- What if we’ve completely misunderstood our place in the universe?
- SPLC Report: Far-right extremist groups decline but remain at near-record levels | Southern Poverty Law Center
- Believe the Survivors or the Science? What the science of memory can teach us about the Dylan Farrow/Woody Allen case
- BBC News – Chile’s stunning fossil whale graveyard explained
- Repeal effort revived again in Louisiana | NCSE
- BBC News – South American mummy ritually sacrificed
- The War on Reason – Paul Bloom – The Atlantic
Weekly Blog Stats
- 140,882 pageviews total,
- 2,079 comments posted,
- 2,298 entries posted, including this one,
- 230 WordPress and email subscribers,
- 2,125 Twitter fellows,
- …and 533 Tumblr fellows
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