Weekly Links 20090222

I’m still playing with the formatting of the weekly links.  I’d like to have each link paragraph as a point, but it looks like my CSS layout doesn’t like that.

Movies

– DanMeth.com blogged about movie trilogies, and placed each movie on a meter.  I think I agree with most of his ratings.

Writing

– Many people are aware that Harry Potter, The Anarchist Cookbook and Stephen King books have been banned from schools around the country, but as many civilizations have figured out, censorship is a slippery slope. It is pretty strange to consider Shakespeare has not only been banned from public schools over sexual themes, but that censored editions have been out since the 1700s.

Misc

– After reading Darwin’s work on emotions, the Dalai Lama told Ekman he “would consider himself a Darwinian.

– Sticking with the Buddhist theme, a temple has been built by monks in northeast Thailand who used over a million recycled beer bottles to make the walls and roofs.

Computers

– DevTopic.com has collected 101 computer programming quotes.  My favourite is 90:

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”
(Martin Golding)

Science

– Quantum experiments with human eyes as detectors appear possible, based on a realistic model of the eye as a photon detector

– Apparently, there is liquid water on Mars.  Images from the robotic craft show what appear to be liquid droplets growing, merging, and dripping on the lander’s leg over the course of a Martian month.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.