Assorted Links of Curiosity 12.20.10

Posted: December 20, 2010 by jeredfiasco in Links
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As always, we present you with Assorted Links of Curiosity for your viewing pleasure.  Don’t say we never get you anything for the holidays.

Caps Lock? Who needs them? The long-overdue movement to abandon Caps Lock.

Dear Tea Baggers: Our Founding Fathers were Liberal, NOT Conservative.

What’s that you say?  The economy is picking back up:  Early signs that America’s gloom is lifting

Large Hadron Collider finds no signatures of microscopic black holes

No experimental evidence for microscopic black holes has been found. This non-observation rules out the existence of microscopic up to a mass of 3.5–4.5 TeV for a range of that postulate extra dimensions.

Perhaps we could just give the South to Mexico?

The radical right believes, apparently in growing numbers, that the Constitution does not prohibit secession and that states can leave the federal union whenever they want. Worse, a Middlebury Institute/Zogby Poll taken in 2008 found that 22 percent of Americans believe that “any state or region has the right to peaceably secede and become an independent republic.” That’s an astounding statistic, one that means that nearly a quarter of Americans don’t know about the Civil War and its outcome. Sadly, it also means that for 1 out of every 4 Americans, the 620,000 of their countrymen who died during the Civil War gave their lives in vain.

‘The new ‘net neutrality’ rules sound decent enough on the surface, but why fix it if it’s not broken?  The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers.

Superman’s greatest power wasn’t the X-ray vision. It was the copyright trolling.

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