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Month: November 2011
It speaks! Podcast: Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online
Have you sometimes wondered what I sound like? You can hear me conversing with Kylie Sturgess on the Token Skeptic podcast: Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online
It’s Time: new ad from Get Up.
Don’t stuff it up
Just echoing John Quiggin – gaining Jenkins’ vote back on the floor doesn’t mean the ALP can now ignore Wilkie, no matter what the party machine goons might be urging.
Thursday Cheezburger – Kthanxbai
Today’s theme is kthnxbai.
Meme of the week: Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop
UC Davis Police officer Lieutenant John Pike is sure getting around the internet this week – photoshop justice is harsh.
Quickhit: Professor Michelle Simmons, NSW Scientist of the Year
Professor Michelle Simmons has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for her work in quantum computing.
Vale Anne McCaffrey
Her books were very important to me as a teen, and I loved the adventures that she allowed girls and women to have.
Quote of the Day: Racism, Diversity & Meritocracy
This is why I personally care about diversity: it’s the canary in the coal mine for meritocracy. When we see extremely skewed demographics, we have very good reason to suspect that something is wrong with our selection process, that it’s not actually as meritocratic as it could be.
Tis the season of food guilt
You don’t need to feel guilty for what you choose to eat, and you have nothing to make up for, and no reason to apologize. You don’t need to titter and say “Well, maybe just a little bit more” when… Read More ›