Friday Links! (Captain America, dark matter, and fake bestsellers)



It’s the first Friday of March. It’s March already? Wow! Here’s a collection of news and other things that struck me as worthy of being shared:

The Shamelessness of Professor Mark Regnerus. Designed his study intent on proving that gay parents are bad. When he couldn’t find the proof, he waved his hands and said his study proved it, anyway.

Religious right’s new panic: How can we practice religion if we can’t discriminate?.

Genetic and environmental evidence indicates that after the ancestors of Native Americans left Asia, they spent 10,000 years in shrubby lowlands on a broad land bridge that once linked Siberia and Alaska.

Virginia Legislature Unanimously Repeals Unconstitutional Oral Sex Ban.

Senate Rejects Blocking Military Commanders From Sex Assault Cases.

Unreal sales for Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Megachurch spent $210,000 to put pastor’s book on bestseller list. How many homeless people or poor children could have been helped with that money?

The Signed Contract That Helped Get Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage on the New York Times Best Seller List. It details the methods of how the copies would be ordered, how fake gift messages are generated on the Amazon orders, many payment types used to disguise the bundled sales…

If only GnuTLS had been open source! Wait..

If the moon were only 1 pixel. A fun, interactive toy. Go try it. Scroll. Click on things. It’s pretty awesome!

It’s “Embarrassing That The United States Has To Thumb Rides From The Russians”.

Dark matter looks more and more likely after new gamma-ray analysis.

Why Can’t Hollywood Get Computers Right?.

The Captain America sequel is looking very good:

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The song is beautiful, and just released on iTunes. I’d heard the audio and liked the song before I saw the video, which is quite a downer:

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Steve Grand does wistful well:

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This year’s entry for Eurovision from Lithuania is a fun number:

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Though Finland’s entry is a bit more my thing:

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If the Captain America trailer above isn’t enough for you, here’s a longer scene:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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