Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere posts are what are often described as link round-up posts. Categorized, curated links to posts elsewhere with titles, brief descriptions, quotations, and sometimes, commentary. These are posts that I read and think others might find them interesting, possibly provocative, but worth the time and energy to read. They were in some ways why we started Floccinaucical.com in the first place; to curate and annotate posts that deserved some time, traffic and attention. The Elsewhere categories have changed and will likely continue to change with time, but books, language, history, art, and food are always present. Since the U.S. election of 2016, we have included a section regarding the antics of # 45. We hope soon to be able to stop including that section as it is soul-wearying.

Elsewhere for July 2, 2017

You should read this for 7/2/2017: New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material When my father died, and I flew back East for the service, I had dissertation materials with me, including manuscript photographs of Cotton Nero MS A.X, art.3 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,…

Elsewhere for June 25, 2017

You should read this for 6/25/2017: Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space “In a new study in the journal Science, Pan and his colleagues report that they were able to produce entangled photons on a satellite orbiting 300 miles above the planet and beam the particles to two different…

Elsewhere for June 18, 2017

You should read this for 6/18/2017: Culprit hidden in plain sight in Alzheimer disease development“A new study by researchers at the University of Montana, Universidad del Valle de México, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Boise State, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental short- and long-term impact…

Elsewhere for June 11, 2017

You should read this for 6/11/2017: Tim O’Reilly via Medium: Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposes her ignorance in front of Congress: What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s painful appearance before Congress “DeVos said Tuesday on Capitol Hill that…

Elsewhere for June 4, 2016

You should read this for 6/4/2017: Bone fragment from ancient 1,500-pound ground sloth unearthed beneath Crenshaw Boulevard“For the third time in six months, crews working on a Los Angeles rail system expansion have unearthed fossils of beasts that roamed the Southland many millennia ago.” Curiosity rover finds its crater was…

Elsewhere for May 28, 2017

You should read this for 5/28/2017: Via Dave Zirin in The Nation: A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus “Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.” Via The Atlantic: That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis “I do outreach…

Elsewhere for May 21, 2017

You should read this for 5/21/2017: Via The New York Times: The World Is Getting Hacked. Why Don’t We Do More to Stop It? Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries “So this attack is raising one of these fundamental issues that we talk about in the security…

Elsewhere for May 14, 2017

You should read this for 5/14/2017: Via the BBC: Obamacare v Republican plan compared FCC and Congress Work to Roll Back Net Neutrality“he FCC, under a new chairman aligned with the Trump administration, is moving fast to undo the net neutrality framework that has been upheld by the courts. Furthermore,…

Elsewhere for May 7, 2017

You should read this for 5/7/2017: Via The New York Times: Gorsuch, in Sign of Independence, Is Out of Supreme Court’s Clerical Pool “The pool has been criticized for giving too much power to law clerks and for contributing to the court’s shrinking docket.” Via Medium: Thousands of Veterans Want…

Elsewhere for April 30, 2017

You should read this for 4/30/2017: Via NPR: A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong? One of the thing I love best about this food culture history piece is the Editor’s Note: “This post is about chefs and they can be quite coarse when they…

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