Monday, June 1, 2015

Out until September!

On hiatus, with no blogging until September!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Random picture - biology of sex

"...  courtship display of the minute Australian peacock spiders. Here, a representative of this group, a male Maratus Volans, is shown extending its colorful fan during a courtship ritual that is accompanied by a complex dance and rivals that of birds of paradise.."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Random charts - expectancy


"To underscore the connection between neighborhood conditions and health, the VCU Center on Society and Health has created a series of maps that prominently display life expectancy values alongside common geographic landmarks such as subway stops and highway exits. The projected is support by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The maps illustrate the vastly different health outcomes experienced by Americans living just a few miles apart and serve as a conversation starter about the social determinants of health..."

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ring Clock quick look

Well, the Indiegogo campaign closed October of 2013, but the Ring Clock just landed in my mailbox. Pretty much as advertised, see below:


If it's tech and cool, it's an impulse buy!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Great quotes - Yemen

"We’re well aware of the support that Iran has been giving to Yemen. And Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized, or while people engage, you know, in overt warfare across the lines, international boundaries and other countries."

- John Kerry opining on Iran's "interference" in... Yemen, which consists mostly of public support... 

All the while the KSA is actively bombing Yemen with robust U.S. support (e.g. intelligence, logistics, bombs, aerial refueling!). Yup, the United Stats is not going to stand by while people engage in overt warfare across international boundaries; being an active participant is different, mind you...

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