Sunday, April 03, 2011

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (4/3/2011)

Find the segues (not Segways) edition.

Carson's guide to keeping your testimony.

The danger of casual friendships outside the church.

Trends in General Conference talks: 1851 – 2010.

The Giant Pander in action: "Romney seems unable to stake out a foreign policy position until after the Republican consensus has formed, and he then adapts himself to whatever that consensus happens to be."

This week in Republican: Republicans try to repeal school integration, try to get rid of child labor laws, stop a civil unions bill, vote against a bill solely because it was introduced by a Democrat, cut programs for the developmentally disabled, and censure a Democrat for saying "uterus" in public. My only question is, why would anyone not want to belong to such a glorious organization?!

"Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history" – despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico."

Two articles on psychopathy: the search for the roots of psychopathy and subject scores on the most common test for psychopathy are heavily influenced by the personality of the person who administers the test. (H/t for both links: Mind Hacks, and always interesting psychology blog.)

Flying Swiss tennis playing robots.

I'm definitely going to start using this excuse.

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