Link roundup for 28 March 2009
Sexsomnia may be less fun than it sounds, but.....
When airline pilot Chafik Gharby's plane met trouble, rather than taking proper emergency measures, he started praying. 16 people died in the ensuing crash. (Maybe if he'd had an account with that praying computer, he'd have been able to concentrate on flying.)
Dungeekin salutes the woman who helped spur the development of modern technology.
As long as conservatives keep talking rubbish about sex, we'll keep making fun of them.
Godless Liberal Homo denounces the Islamic regimes' UN efforts to ban "defamation of religion" -- and posts a must-see Pat Condell video. And don't miss Condell's take-down of Britain's leading Islamotard, Anjem Choudary.
This seems so hard to stop, I'm amazed there aren't lots of people doing it everywhere -- or maybe there are (sent by Ranch Chimp).
It's clear now that red meat is unhealthy (found via Republic of T).
More attention should be focused on this Congressional tax dodge.
Gay marriage moves forward in New Hampshire and Vermont -- with the usual hypocritical opposition.
A new website is being launched to combat Holocaust denial.
This seems like a shocking abuse of police power. At least the police chief apologized.
Josef Fritzl says he now realizes that what he did was bad. All I've got to say about that, I said in my comment on the posting.
As North Korea prepares for a suspicious rocket launch, American warships move in. Japan and Russia are on alert too. I suspect this launch is a test of Obama's resolve; if he takes no action, expect a lot more troublemaking from Kim Jong Il.
Here's more evidence of rising crackpottery among conservatives -- remember, Bachmann is a Congresswoman. And one of Andrew Sullivan's readers comments on conservative reality-denial.
Aubrey de Grey's book Ending Aging is now out in Russian (my review of the English original is here).
Limb-regeneration technology, supported by the US military, is making progress.
Israel is making nanotechnology a priority (found via Exit Zero). Here's a reminder of what nanotechnology could eventually mean.
The Singularity will vastly increase human intelligence -- but what about animals?