Just links today, I’m afraid…
I don’t normally link to the other Mindless Ones here — I’m not sure why, it feels like nepotism or something, even though it’s a fantastic site — but since all the Big Serious Important Comic Sites seem to be ignoring Brett Ewins’ death, all the more reason to link to this by The Beast Must Die
Is Work Good?
An article on the absurd results likely in the next election thanks to our broken system
The Wrong Objections to the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics
A rather wonderful introduction to 50s and 60s jazz on Freaky Trigger. I was already aware of a lot of what’s talked about here, but hadn’t put it together in quite this way (oddly, this stuff is feeling rather than thinking music for me, even though it’s some of the most analytical, theoretical music ever made…)
Leonard Pierce on the campaign to change the name of a building named after a white supremacist bigot
Slate Star Codex provides a mental-health-based case for a basic income
Zoe O’Connell responds to Peter Tatchell on free speech vs freedom from criticism
Dave Page on some of the problems with “vote for policies” websites
Andrew Rilstone on the “Islam is not a race” argument
Dinah The Aspie Dinosaur is a new webcomic about a dinosaur with Asperger’s.
The NSA and GCHQ illegally broke into the computers of the world’s largest manufacturer of SIM cards, and got access to all the encryption keys on all the cards.
A clear candidate for best headline I’ll see this week “The Toronto Circus Riots of 1855: The Day The Clowns Picked The Wrong Toronto Brothel”
Alex’s Archives on lessons Lib Dems need to learn about coalition
Online voting won’t work, but that won’t stop them from introducing it anyway
The intertwining of whorephobia and transphobia
Sarah Brown on the letter by transphobes to the Observer
Fifty Shades of Grey exposes the problem with extreme porn laws
Are New Atheist authors and leaders trying to pull the same awful crime that Neopagan authors and leaders tried back in the late 1980s? Brad Hicks thinks so…