saltA Morton Salt building wall collapsed, and the Acura dealership next door got the damage.

Here’s a downside to tiny houses that you don’t necessarily think about: They can be stolen.

The importance of the college football kicker.

Massachusetts’s Registry of Motor Vehicles is allegedly doing the bidding of insurance companies.

Sweet! All hope is not lost! Scientists have discovered the first new anti-biotic in 30 years.

I know it’s wrong (racist, sexist, a mark of privilege, etc.) to tell people how they should or shouldn’t protest, but… seriously.

Related to a recent discussion on buying vs renting, the Wall Street Journal had a pretty good rundown. Trulia has a calculator.

5,200 Days in Space.

France’s 75% tax has bitten the dust.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has an insanely complicated system of government. Indicative, perhaps, of a nation that should not be a nation. Or, at least, a degree of (con)federalism that makes them almost independent of one another. Of course, for some, the only fair thing to do is let the Bosnians (or Bosnians and Croats) tell the Serbs what to do because majority.

Full-blown LibreOffice may be coming to Android, if they can just slip the app by 4mb.

The Dish Network is giving cord-cutters live sports, as well as other channels.

Jacob Canfield argues that there is nothing wrong with criticizing Charlie Hebdo for running the pieces that precipitated the bombing (and for being “racist assholes.” I don’t know about wrong, but after what happened, I consider it beside the point. And of course you have the right to criticize them (we won’t bomb your house), but Canfield’s free speech doesn’t mean freedom from criticism, either.

Razib Khan explains that taboos against blasphemy aren’t crazy. They’re normal.

Good news, says Russell Saunders, your kids can get screen time!


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

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  1. fillyjonk says:

    I think of the “hail sales” you see around here, when hailstorms allegedly damage cars on the lot. I wonder if they’re going to have a “salt sale” at that dealership.

    • trumwill says:

      I think the hail damage is more superficial than salt damage. I think it would need to be repainted, at least.

      When I was in college, I had a hail damages car we called Dimple Darling.

      • fillyjonk says:

        One of my colleagues had a car damaged in a hailstorm and he referred to it as the “dimplemobile.”

        It was particularly funny considering the kind of guy he is (tough, lumberjacky Wildlife Management type)

  2. kirk says:

    The article about the protesters shouting down the WW2 veteran makes me think that Dave Barry’s quote about meetings could be applied to protesting:

    “Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.”

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