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beautiful Grimm reality

Sunday,  06/07/15  06:01 PM

Via Inhabitat, step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm, with these amazing landscape photos...



Sunday,  06/07/15  06:26 PM

Brad Wiggens sets new hour record: 54.526kmAnother quiet day of coding ... fortunately turns out you can watch cycling and code at the same time.  Congrats to Bradley Wiggins for a new hour record: 54.526km.

Evan Williams explains that Medium is not a publishing tool, it's a network.  Oh.  I think it *is* a publishing tool - sort of a low-friction way for people to blog without having a blog - and he *wishes* it was also a network.  Of course, with his history (Blogger then Twitter) you can see his perspective.  Interesting.

Tom Coburn handicaps the Republican Presidential Field: Cruz and Walker not ready for primetime, America won't elect another Bush.  Also, Paul is scary and Perry is not capable enough.  Which means ... Rubio?  Then again, he thinks Fiorina is "smart, savvy, and experienced".

Jerry SeinfeldLifeHacker: Jerry Seinfeld's productivity secret.  Fascinating that great comedians aren't "just funny", they really work at it...

After Dark in CSSA wonderful blast from the past: After Dark in CSS.  The original screensaver ... flying toasters! + swimming fish! 

So weird that even though I haven't thought about this for years and years, I remember it all.  Somewhere in my head there are little clumps of neurons dedicated to remembering a screensaver.



re Caitlin

Sunday,  06/07/15  07:09 PM

I have a politically incorrect observation about Caitlin Jenner.  Like anyone, he can change his name, and like anyone, he can dress any way he likes, and perhaps like anyone, s/he can express a preference regarding the pronouns which are used to refer to him, but so far she has *not* changed her gender.  Doing so is possible but she has not yet done so.  Therefore "she" is still male.

When I was a kid, a professional tennis player named Richard Raskind underwent sex change surgery, and he became she, and called herself Renee Richards.  It was a big deal at the time because she was denied entry into the US Open on the grounds that she had been born a man.  She sued in NY Supreme Court and won, with the decision that "this person is now female".  I'm am conflicted about this, because s/he still had a Y chromosome, but there have been many sex changes since and our society seems to regard specific physical attributes as a proxy for gender. 

Anyway Caitlin is unambiguously still male.



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