Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Net Neutrality Comments Break, Baby Dragons from China, Not Hating Women on the Red Pill Forum, and Retirement for Dictators

DDOSing the Net Neutrality comment system.  (via Ars Technica) Baby dragon from China is a newly discovered dinosaur species. (via Npr) New Hampshire legislator who was active on the misogynistic red pill forum “never hated women.”  We’re so relieved. (via The Mary Sue) Where ousted dictators go (via Washington Post) Featured …

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SoftwareTechnology

Trust the Rich People on the Internet

There is a lot of sensitive data on the internet, and we rely on that to do commerce globally and post pictures of cute animals.   This brings up, or should, the issue of how we trust websites to protect our credit card numbers and animal pictures. As with most …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Useless Research, Pseudoscience, Beyond Curie, and an Explanation for Men of When to Explain to Women

Research without utility, worthwhileness of. (via Ars Technica) A guide to pseudoscience (via NPR) A beautifully illustrated guide to women in science. (via beyondcurie) Playboy explains, with a flowchart, when men should explain to women. (via Playboy) Featured image credit: United Soybean Board via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Crafting and Math, Pre-Existing Conditions, Zinc vs Lithium Ions, and Feminist Babysitter’s Club

The feminist legacy of the Babysitter’s Club (via New Yorker) According to some lawmakers (who get federal healthcare) if you have a pre-existing condition, it’s your fault. (via nymag) Trying zinc rather than lithium ions for batteries. (via Ars Technica) Knitting and crocheting to math skills. (via brightreads) Featured image …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Roman Diets, Fake Death of Dragonflies, Turkey’s Tyrannical Ways, and Lego Moon Landings

What the ancient Romans ate. (via NPR) Female dragonflies fake death to avoid males. How very Shakespeare of them. Although I guess in Shakespeare, Hero faked her own death to attract a man. (via nymag) Turkey purges more employees and blocks wikipedia.  (via Nytimes) Building the moon landing using Lego. …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: I Got that Flow

This showed up in my FB news feed and it makes me very very happy.  Not exactly accurate in all places, but non euphemistic, and makes me happy with its approach specifically to men who just don’t want to know anything about it. Featured image credit: Connor Gaston via flickr

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Streets Red with Blood, Suicide Contagion, High Heels, and Bandwidth to the Rich

Answering the question of how many people have to die to make the streets run red. (via Stack Exchange) The science behind suicide contagion (via NYT) Employers in the UK can continue to force female employees to wear heels.  (via Telegraph) AT&T deploys fiber to the rich, ignores the low …

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Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Male Victims of Domestic Violence, Wedding Cake, Why Good AIs go Bad, and the Bubble Islands of Titan

Sheltering male victims of domestic violence (via Femalista) History of wedding cake. (via NPR) Why AIs become racist and sexist. (via Ars Technica) Islands on Titan may justbe bubbles. (via phys.org) Featured image credit: Kimberly Vardeman via flickr. 

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