Misophonia, or Selective Soft Sound Sensitivity, or 4S is one of those totally crazy, whacked out, voodoo mental disorders you hear about on prime-time investigative network TV shows. It’s real, though. I know, because I’m pretty sure I have it.
Pamela Gay spoke at TAM this year. Here presentation has been published to YouTube and lots of people are talking about it.
Question: In California, when two or more vehicles arrive simultaneously at a four–way stop, who goes first?
I was involved in a politcal discussion on Facebook last week regarding the recent protests of Chick-fil-A Appriciation Day started by Mike Huckabee in honor of Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s remarks about same sex marriage. The thread starter was criticizing the protest.
Last week’s transit of Venus made for some big scuttlebutt in nerdy astronomy circles. What’s the big deal with Venus’ orbit bringing it between us and the sun? After all, from Venus’ perspective, it’s just business as usual. Well, it’s our perspective that makes the event so interesting. It is, after all, the story of how we learned the scale of our solar system.
On June 5, 2012 (or June 6th depending on your location), Venus will pass between us and the sun, obscuring portions of it sort of like a tiny eclipse. This is called a transit, and the next time Venus does this, everyone you know will be dead. So take a few minutes out of your afternoon check it out. Here is a super-easy way.
There is going to be an annular solar eclipse today! That means the moon will cast a shadow on the earth as it passes between us and the sun while it is at apogee (the furthest distance it gets from earth in its eliptical orbit). This results is a big, black ball with a ring of fire surrounding it. That ring is called an annulus, which is why we call it an annular eclipse.
It’s called the application frame, and if you are a Mac user, you probably hate it.
To turn it of, go to Window > Application Frame (click it to uncheck it).
I found this exchange between a former fundimentalist Christian and Answers in Genesis pretty riveting. Follow along in order for maximum enjoyment: