Monthly Archives: March 2013

Andy

March 27, 2013

Fox News Contributors Say Marriage Equality Would Criminalize Christianity

You still get to have your close-minded beliefs. You just don't get to exert them on other people. http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/26/1776861/fox-news-contributors-say-marriage-equality-would-criminalize-christianity/

Fox News Contributors Say Marriage Equality Would Criminalize Christianity

As the Supreme Court weighs the merits of allowing gay and lesbian Americans the freedom to marry- right-wing anti-equality advocates are cranking the fearmongering up to 11- claiming that a world of marriage equality is one that would functionally ban Christians from practicing their religion. Two…

Andy

March 26, 2013

Menu of today's coverage of the Proposition 8 argument : SCOTUSblog

Audio and transcript of today's SCOTUS hearing re: Prop 8 is up. http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/03/menu-of-todays-coverage-of-the-proposition-8-argument/

Menu of today's coverage of the Proposition 8 argument : SCOTUSblog

Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski- Menu of today's coverage of the Proposition 8 argument- SCOTUSblog (Mar. 26- 2013- 12:06 PM)- http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/03/menu-of-todays-coverage-of-the-proposition-8-argument/

Andy

March 24, 2013

Exclusive: a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering

Facebook compiles the entire PHP codebase into executable C++ and then distributes it cross the data centers with BitTorrent. They update the entire network serving hundreds of millions of concurrent users in abot 30 minutes. http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/04/exclusive-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-facebook-release-engineering/

Exclusive: a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering

An inside look at how changes are made to one of the world's largest websites.

Andy

March 24, 2013

www.reddit.com

An inventory of invasions of Afghanistan from Persia's Darius the Great to the Soviets summing up: (plus counterpoint from commenters) 'Why have large- modern/organized forces continually failed throughout history? IT'S THE TERRAIN! THE TERRAIN! If we have this much trouble penetrating and managing it in modern times- I can't fathom what it was like back then for these ancient armies. It is impossible to impress upon you how remote most parts of this region are – you can literally stumble across a tiny village in the mountains that did not show up on the most modern satellite imaging because of the terrain and how tiny and poorly the huts are constructed.' http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1awi6v/what_is_the_best_example_of_if_we_forget_history/c91h2dr

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Andy

March 23, 2013

Linkmarklet

Totally re-found the WordPress plugin I'd started hacking back in June. Added some updates https://github.com/andymatic/Linkmarklet

Linkmarklet

Hacking on a WordPress quick post bookmarklet. Contribute to Linkmarklet development by creating an account on GitHub.

Andy

March 23, 2013

Andy's Recommended Listening

Just added a Peter Rauhofer mix to my recommended listening folder on Dropbox – grab it http://db.tt/XsS6ASgH

Andy's Recommended Listening

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Andy

March 22, 2013

Nothing personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

I think the MBTI remains a good model for starting to investigate why we are the way we are – but it's scientific foundations remain shaky at best. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/brain-flapping/2013/mar/19/myers-briggs-test-unscientific

Nothing personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

Dean Burnett: The Myers-Briggs personality test is a popular tool- but may not be scientifically valid

Andy

March 22, 2013

Hubris: Selling The Iraq War — MSNBC

Reminder that Rachel Maddow's documentary about the selling of the Iraq war is on MSNBC tonight again – along with a post-show disucssion with Chris Hayes. http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/hubris-selling-the-iraq-war/

Hubris: Selling The Iraq War — MSNBC

In the new MSNBC documentary- declassified documents–and insiders talking on camera for the first time–reveal details on how President Bush and his team justified and marketed a war they had already decided to wage. Re-airs Friday- March 22- 9 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Read More