See where your tax money goes

I figure this calculator is fairly accurate, though I found their income estimates to be unhelpful. I was surprised at how much goes to Medicare.

So Much Win

It’s reality that’s wrong

It couldn’t possibly be the advanced statistical techniques. It stands to reason that not everything will be a loser when the climate warms. Adapt or die.

Is our children learning

Because heaven forfend we use brute memorization to learn our addition and multiplication tables. Why, that’s just white male patristic hegemony trying to make our kids smrt. Because it’s a much better idea to start them off with algebra, that’s the inclusive way.

I get that you want kids to know why math works, but first or third graders have, like, miniscule reasoning skills. Explain it to them later, in pre-algebra, when they can care about whys. In the meantime, it’s easier and quicker and more useful to just accept it on faith that 13-7=6. Or not faith because if you have 13 oranges and someone takes 7 you can count and see that you have 6 left

Wow. Actual tolerance.

Andrew Sullivan on the Mozilla CEO thing.

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

via Inoperable Terran

Although I’m sure early morning people are morally superior

Getting up earlier means you’re slimmer. I suspect this study needs further study, and it’s more like slimmer people tend to get up early. It sounds more like correlation than causation.

It’s The FUTURE!

I’ve read about this in, for instance, Memory , so it’ll be interesting to see if we really can freeze people and later revive them.