• jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    The flip side of the Gizmodo article is “But why does it work for Asprey?” Steve Magness digs in and concludes: it’s probably the drugs.

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    Here’s the article (for some reason it looks link-y in the writeup but isn’t a link).

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    Engineer? Oh, burn, poor Matt…

    I’m not going to defend his choice of shirt, but his ink is awesome.

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Whether or not it’s a sign of a scam, it’s FREAKING ANNOYING. “Yes, it’s available right now, but in the meantime, somebody might actually write back with something useful, like when they want to pick it up, and then I’ll make arrangements with them.”

    “If this is still available, I’m interested and can pick up Saturday 6pm, paying cold hard…[Read more]

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    If you scroll down a lot (a LOT) in the NASA soundcloud, you get to some actual physics sounds. The whistler waves from Jupiter (“lightning on Jupiter”) are pretty awesome.

    There’s also CRaTER live, which somehow is taking current data from the LRO cosmic ray telescope and converting it to music. This happens in the office next to mine and I…[Read more]

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    The draft/vote thing is definitely a red herring, but claiming the draft is “nonexistent” is overstating matters. The financial aid thing is where most people get hit. It does seem that the people I know who’ve shrugged off selective service registration are upper-middle-class or richer and 1) didn’t have need-based financial aid as a…[Read more]

  • jonn posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    Protesters who speak gently and hand out material cannot be barred from nearing a clinic
    I presume the Court is also fine with unicorns near the clinic, because I just don’t see those “quiet consensual conversations.” I had to pass a clinic on my regular way to work: I wasn’t going in, just passing by, and I’m also a big male, and they made me…[Read more]