Link Post - Failures In Skepticism

Pink Slime, Ick Factors, And Other Adventures In Science Education

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

June 13, 2018

CSI Blog - This is an interesting thought that going directly after peddlers of pseudoscience, Skeptics give a bigger platform and legitimacy to scaremongers like the Food Babe. It isn't bad as shills like Oprah and Dr. Oz who flagrantly profit of bullshit, but different tactics are needed to keep people from being fleeced.

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Learning Diary: Python

The first in an ongoing series on learning a new coding language.

MikeNM

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June 12, 2018

Swift Playgrounds on the iPad is an easy way to play around with the Apple's newest coding language. The app includes three Learn To Code modules that give you activities to learn syntax as well as basic coding concepts. Swift is fairly easy to pick up and use, although I haven’t built much beyond a program that plays around with math and . . .

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Link Post - Space Victory Imminent

Build the Colony Ship to Win The Game

MikeNM

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June 11, 2018

Astronomy - An exoplanet ready for colonists hasn't been found yet, but the conditions for life aren't as inhospitable as first thought in our nearest neighbor.

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Link Post - Get Out Your Tinted Sunglasses

Comics for the weird kids come back.

MikeNM

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June 08, 2018

Polygon - Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis are both bestselling authors with multiple movies and TV adaptations under their belts, Grant Morrison has done runs on X-Men, Superman, and Batman, and Garth Ennis' Preacher is a cable show. When they were all writing genre changing/defining comics in the 90's at Vertigo, they cast a huge . . .

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Link Post - Personality By Instrument

MikeNM

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June 08, 2018

Mcsweeney's - Their output has been less consistent as of late, but this was hilarious.

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Link Post - FCC Faked DDOS To Drum Up Support

Federal Agencies Versus TV Comedians

MikeNM

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June 06, 2018

Techdirt - Considering the frequency and veracity of the government lying, this might not rank highly on people's lists. On the other hand, this is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from people dismantling something rather popular. Considering the overall lack of competition in the telecom space, paired with the weakness of . . .

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Link Post - The Painful History Of Retro Games

The Game industry was always crazy.

MikeNM

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June 06, 2018

US Gamer - It's funny that as game development has become more public that older stories of the chaos behind some of the GOATs in video games come out. The latest is Retro and their run-up to Metroid Prime, and how the neglected IP saved the company.

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