- In case you missed the recent post that broke the internet, a Mormon blogger comes out as being gay and happily married to a woman who knows he’s gay and they have a great sex life etc etc. Over 6,000 words (apparently) of him and his wife explaining what it’s like. Afterwards, read this counterpoint about another Mormon woman who married a gay man — an almost certainly more typical experience.
- Australian discount electronics retailer Kogan has played a brilliant publicity stunt yet again by introducing the world’s first IE7 tax: during checkout if it detects that you have the outdated browser, it adds an extra 6.8% to cover all the special work that goes to maintaining their site just for IE7, and it recommends you “avoid the tax, use a better browser”.
- Ed Brayton on an asset forfeiture case that has to be read to be believed: an airport customs agent tells a departing family to estimate how much cash they have and when they do uses the fact that the total is not accurate as reason to then sieze the $35,000.
- How would you improve discipline in a high school that the rest of the district “dumps” its problem kids on — zero tolerance, right? Nope.
- On the systemic problem with bad results and lack of replication in science
- This is what a child’s skull looks like.
Friday Links (22-Jun-12)
June 22nd, 2012