For those of you who have been wondering why I’ve not been writing as well as I used to, and why I’ve not had the energy to reply to comments as much — I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnoea. It turns out that I wake up an average of ten times an hour while I’m asleep, and I haven’t actually had what anyone else would call a proper night’s sleep in two or three years.
Luckily, I am getting a CPAP machine in August, and I sincerely hope that I’ll be able to go back to my old standard of writing on here then. Bear with me — the end is in sight. Soon I’ll have the energy to go into imaginative flights of fancy, and to write about politics, and to read comics when they come out rather than months later and write about them, and all the other stuff I’ve done too little of. I can’t wait.
Seriously, expect August to be the rebirth of this blog, in terms of my personality. I’ve missed me, and I’m looking forward to being him again.
For now, though, have some links:
Relative Dimension on Marco Polo and dying of thirst.
Mark Thompson on the lessons from the coalition negotiations
Social problems as a disconnect between iterated and one-shot prisoners dilemmas
Josh Marsfelder has started a new blog, looking at Star Trek from an anarcho-feminist viewpoint as a critical history of utopian futurism. Those who read Phil Sandifer’s blog will find the general style familiar, but this is worth reading in its own right.
Leonard Pierce on Orson Welles’ Mr Arkadin
Vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis. Exactly as orthomolecular medicine predicts.
Creating quantum entanglement between particles that never exist at the same time — “Using entanglement swapping between two temporally separated photon pairs we entangle one photon from the first pair with another photon from the second pair. The first photon was detected even before the other was created. “
John Scalzi on Kindle’s new legal, commercial, fanfic move.
The day that hell was abolished in Britain
Millennium on The Name Of The Doctor
And Alex Wilcock on John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor