What song was #1 on

What song was #1 on the charts the day you were born? (July 17, 1971: It's Too Late by Carole King) Link (via Six DIfferent Ways)

Crackpot inventor's business card with

Crackpot inventor's business card with Free Energy machine diagram. Link

Great Amazing Randi article on

Great Amazing Randi article on the art of "cold reading" -- the trick that fortunetellers use to fool their victims into thinking they're psychic. Link

The Amazing Randi's amazing site

The Amazing Randi's amazing site debunks all manner of paranormal claims, and offers $1,000,000 to anyone who can put one over on ole Randi. Link

The ultimate Red Diaper baby.

The ultimate Red Diaper baby. Link

There's something creepy about My

There's something creepy about My Rich Uncle. Instead of providing kids with crippling student loans, they make "investments" in students, in return for which, said students are expected to pay a royalty on their post-college earnings for a decade or more. Does this strike you as a form of indentured servitude? Four years of Ivy League school at $20k per means you give MRU up to 40% of your income for the next fifteen years. Link (via Metafilter)

Move over Maslow! The Wide

Move over Maslow! The Wide World of Slack has a much cooler heriarchy of needs. Link (via Markzilla)

Crackpot British pastor blames homosexuals

Crackpot British pastor blames homosexuals for foot-and-mouth. Link (via Metafilter)

American Heritage article about the

American Heritage article about the late Carl Barks, the best Disney duck comic book creator on earth. Link

Apropos of the Larry Ellison

Apropos of the Larry Ellison link: Dogland by Will Shetterly is the best genre novel about the Fountain of Youth, ever. I haven't read it in three years and I can still taste it in my mind. What a book! Link

From the Guardian: What kind

From the Guardian: What kind of May Day protestor are you? Link (Thanks, evang!)

Funny paper on the failings

Funny paper on the failings of science-fictional alien tongues. Link (Thanks, Elisabeth!)

"In hopes of stopping the

"In hopes of stopping the process of aging, Larry Ellison, the brassy 55-year-old chief executive of Oracle, is quietly pumping millions of dollars into research and other investments. He's now the single largest private supporter of research in aging, and he's opening the spigot further." Link

Browse-Up is a cool little

Browse-Up is a cool little Win-only app that allows you to embed arbitrary links in any Web page that any other Browse-Up user can see, follow and edit. It's kinda ThirdVoice for links. Link

Mesh Networks of Orlando, FL,

Mesh Networks of Orlando, FL, have produced a wicked-cool 802.11-alternative, using declassified military tech. In addition to all the WiFi goodness you know and love, Mesh handles Quality of Service, relaying, dynamic routing, non-GPS geolocation, and tons of error-correction stuff. There's even some cross-compatibility with existing 802.11 cards and access points! I am so all over this. Link