Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Presidential Plagiarism, Child Porn vs Open Sourcing, Apologizing for Anti-LGBT Discrimination, and the Official End of the Ottoman Imperials

Last heir to the Ottoman Empire dies. (via DailySabah) Feds would rather drop their cases against child porn suspects than reveal the source code they used in getting the suspect. Really gives one a lot of faith in the government. (via Ars Technica) State Department apologized for anti LGBT discrimination (via …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Bach, Bach, and Also Bach on the Golden Records

The interstellar record fails a little at being a truly diverse collection of earth music.  Out of the 90 minutes or so of music, Johann Sebastian Bach is featured three times.  Yes, he’s a great composer, and the music selected is excellent. but I’m sure we could have thought of …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: The Last Shakers, Self-Inducing Abortions, Creating Thicker Arctic Ice, Strange Fruit at the Inauguration

The shaker religion is dying out. (via NPR) How women seek abortions when it is illegal. (via Vice) How to create thicker arctic ice. (via Ars Technica) Rebecca Ferguson is willing to sing an anti-lynching song at Trump’s inauguration. (via theMarySue) Featured image credit: Cindy Zackowitz

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Trash Hiking, Victorian Fitness Displays, Open Sourcing Lucy, Call for Zombie Papers, and Open Sourcing Lucy

Victorian displays of fitness in the 21st century. (via Jacobin Mag) These people go on really long hikes to pick up trash (via The Independent ) Open Source Lucy! (via Ars Technica) The playful undead and video games: call for papers.  If you have ever wanted to write an academic paper on …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: The Wrath of Hell on the Golden Records

Continuing with the Voyager Interstellar Record, because I love that I live in an age where such a thing is available in its entirety on youtube, this is the Queen of the Night’s Aria, “Der Holle Rache Kocht in Meinem Herzen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute.  I absolutely love this aria, …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Muslim Registry, Toxic Liquor, Watership Down, and Science Books for Trump

Facebook’s Muslim registry. (via Ars Technica) Science books Trump should read before getting the nuclear codes.  But who are we kidding, it’s not going to happen. (via NPR) Toxic liquor killing christmas celebrants in Punjab. (via Al Jazeera) Richard Adams, author of Watership Down dies.  In case you weren’t sad enough …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: the Terrible Digital Storage of the Death Star, Fixing Education for Native Americans, Making Computer Code Art, and Toothless the Dinosaur

Computer code and errors as textile art. (via Ars Technica) Native American education.  It’s managed at the federal level and it’s terrible. (via NPR) Digital archivists are critical of the storage of the Death Star plans. (via Preservica) A dinosaur that shed teeth in adulthood. (via Tech Times) Featured image …

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Feminism

In Which my Husband is Consulted on my Shopping

Silly me, I have generally assumed that when I go shopping I am an independent person with the financial resources necessary to shop.  Fortunately, dealers in women’s clothing near where I work have reminded me this is not the case, by displaying a sign saying “Your husband called, it’s okay …

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