News Felch

Small nuggets of news, with occasional ego sauce.

  • 23:05 Latest Stross thought-experiment – what’s the minimum number of organisms needed to create a biosphere for human life? bit.ly/hf82 #
  • 23:06 Top quote on that thread, "…artificial insemination is difficult and only works for some species. And try doing it with beetles!" #
  • 23:19 My old pal Jim Bliss on drug prohibition and tabloid-based ‘societal norms’ bit.ly/3gFuRU #davidnutt #
  • 23:30 Blair reduced to ‘lobbying’ (=begging?) for EU presidency bit.ly/32NzBn Let’s hope they deny the little shit any more power #
  • 23:36 Weird Al Yankovic interview. Jeeze, is UHF really 20 years old?? bit.ly/1wy6Rh #
  • 23:44 US sees ‘hot-tub related injuries’ increase triplefold bit.ly/56ptG Careful now… #
  • 23:50 iPhone app rejected from App Store for using the word "iPhone" bit.ly/zIpft Er… #
  • 00:01 John Robb explains the key to modern warfare, Basic Systems Disruption bit.ly/1sWwZY #
  • 00:17 Latest addition to Grant Morrison/Paul McGuigan/BBC Scotland project rumour – Mister Stephen Fry! bit.ly/24DsBs #
  • 00:45 Listening to Pyramids With Nadja, at suggestion of @warrenellis – splendid postrock atmospheres. Had dreams this should’ve been the score to #
  • 01:12 You can stream the very fine Pyramids With Nadja here: pyramidswithnadja.com/ #
  • 01:16 Go follow @AndrewVachss: New story, to be Twitter-streamed over next 8 days. First 3 posts already up. Expect strong, spare stuff. #
  • 12:43 RT @teriel: A rather humorous review of the new V miniseries tinyurl.com/yz6hrkr Go team Space Lizards! #
  • 12:45 RT @bbcnews: A fibre glass statue of RAF hero Sir Keith Park is to be unveiled on 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square later bit.ly/1uurcT #
  • 12:46 RT @m1k3y: hassling a guy at his art show’s opening night for not having a website. but how else can I show y’all his stuff?! #
  • 12:48 RT @bbcnews: Protest outsideGlasgow theatre over staging of a play that portrays Jesus as transsexual bit.ly/1gCn1H fun for 3 reasons #
  • 12:50 1. Whiny xtianfuckwits are always funny, 2. Jesus was often portrayed as a woman in early xtian art, and 3… #
  • 12:52 ..show called ‘Jesus, Queen of Heaven’ & the Queen of Heaven is the worst of demons in many Dominionist xtian cults. Triple Win! #
  • 12:53 RT @kirstymhall: Anyone want to buy a nice 2-bedroomed house in Yorkshire? My brother is selling his. (the Cottingley Fairy House!!) #
  • 13:03 Via @AnneBillson: Flesh for Frankenstein on TV in 3-D! Channel 4, 10/11/09. Get your specs from Sainsbury’s! (chance of a lifetime folks!) #
  • 13:31 Want to see Gaiman impersonate Alan Moore? Course you do! is.gd/4MV7v via Bleeding Cool #
  • 13:35 RT @AnneBillson: Whoops, got my dates muddled. Flesh for Frankenstein Channel 4 on Tuesday 17/11/09. Not 10/11/09. Sorry about that, folks. #
  • 13:40 Denny O’Neill on the 4 questions that define a fictional character is.gd/4MVxV #
  • 15:12 #davidnutt to set up independent drug advisory body? bit.ly/352jTo #
  • 15:14 …while US Senate tries to gag all drug advisors from talking about decriminalization/legalization bit.ly/2Y020n #
  • 15:22 Bruce Schneier, "Fear and Overreaction" bit.ly/3vAqpd Short version – Fear is the Mind-killer #
  • 17:01 RT @doctorow: Secret copyright treaty gets worse: put kids in *jail* for noncommercial copyright violations tinyurl.com/ygw5q8s #
  • 17:02 RT @GreatDismal: As Arthur C. Clarke is to the communications satellite, I am to the LED tattoo (1981) bit.ly/2VFpql #
  • 17:55 Off to the ballet… Giselle specifically. Been a while. #

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