links for 2006-07-19

July 19th, 2006 | Uncategorized


12 Responses to “links for 2006-07-19”

  1. Al Gore has no time to worry about slave labour, he’s busy saving the world! Or something.

  2. Okay, that DNA switch research is just damn scary. I’m no molecular biologist, but if the implementation for triggering cell division is the same for all life, that seems to imply a single virus could be capable of infecting every sort of life on the planet. Whether it stops the process or triggers it repeatedly, seems like a bad situation.

  3. I start reading Programming the Universe and this shit starts getting publicity, more. Damn you, Jungian Collective Unconscious! Damn you and your wonderful ways!

  4. That algore article was great. Hes so super cereal. I am so pissed off at him, our local indie theater is not showing ANTYHING on its 6 screens but his stupid power point presentation. We had to tell them we finally learned our lesson thanks to algore and would change our ways, and then and only then would they let us watch A Scanner Darkly.

  5. It’s very unlikely a virus could use the conservation of DNA replication machinery to infect every living thing.

    The problem for any virus wanting to do that is getting into the cell to play with the replication machinery in the first place.

    While the AAA+ complex might be well conserved, the stuff on the outside of cells that viruses have to stick to to get in, as well as all the rest of the molecular machinery they have to hijack to reproduce tends to vary more from organism to organism.

  6. http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/07/dutch-court-allows-pedophilia-party-to.php

  7. “Roads melt as temperatures soar”
    “Monday was the year’s hottest day so far with a reading of 32.7C (90.9F) at Heathrow.”

    It hits 90°F and your roads melt? What are they made out of, butter?

  8. If I remember correctly asphalt softens at about 85F, if it’s anywhere near fresh. That’s why you lay it in the winter. *nods*

  9. Speaking as a Texan, I /wish/ that it would just hit the lower 90s here.
    Although last time I was in England there was a heatwave too. Maybe I’m just bad luck. It was funny watching people swelter when the mercury hit 80 degrees, though.

  10. Funny that here in California the roads made of asphalt don’t start melting until the temperature reaches at least 110°F…
    It is amusing to read about English society breaking down at 90°F, considering I’ve spent the last week working in an un-air-conditioned art gallery that at least 100°F. I, too, wished it was in the lower 90s.

  11. As an Englishman, I have to say that I’m disappointed that this hot weather may darken my pale grey skin tone I have been championing for the past 30 years.

  12. >>It is amusing to read about English society breaking down at 90°F, considering I’ve spent the last week working in an un-air-conditioned art gallery that at least 100°F. I, too, wished it was in the lower 90s.

    I noticed the same thing too. Weird. Maybe we just have superior genetics or something?
    And for the love of all that’s holy man, set up some swamp coolers in there!