links amid the downtime
Posted on 2011-04-06 13:40:00
Tags: work links
LiveJournal has been under a DDOS attack/really flaky this week. I know because I keep getting emails LJ for WebOS users. Sorry, everyone!
- SpaceX announced the Falcon Heavy rocket, which is the world's most powerful (excluding the Saturn V), and launches will only cost ~$100 million. More stats in the press release. Hey, and they use LabVIEW!
- Should You Give Money to Homeless People? - from the article:
The short answer is no. The long answer is yes, but only if you work for an organization that can ensure the money is spent wisely.*- Perhaps the best Reddit question ever begins with
I like big butts and I cannot lie, but is there some evolutionary reason as to why?- A Murder Foretold - long New Yorker article about the "ultimate political conspiracy" in Guatemala. Reads like a Tom Clancy novel or something. (but with fewer submarines)
Comment from mathjoker:
I am in agreement that the Reddit comment thread about big butts is the best comment thread in the history of Reddit, at least for as long as I have been browsing the site (~ 1 year).
Comment from copperwolf:
I've often thought about giving pre-packaged food, e.g. granola bars, to panhandlers. But I've never actually done it.
Almost four years ago I had an encounter with a beggar that left me mildly uncomfortable.
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