There are two feral hogs in this picture, but can you find them? Hint: One of the hogs is partly obscured by a branch. This is the Navidad River in Texas.
Don’t sign a petition if you don’t know what the words mean. Good grief.
In late 2014, 31 rolls of undeveloped film from World War II were auctioned off. The buyer has gotten the film developed. The pictures are well worth seeing.
I read a review for an app called Power Nap HQ, and it seemed interesting: it took nap data, based on your movements. You entered how much time you wanted to sleep, set a backup alarm, chose a sequence of sounds, and laid it next to you. It would report back on your movements, indicating the depth of the nap, and it would also record any abrupt sounds you made. Nicely designed, too. A buck. Bought it.
Read the whole thing. You can never go wrong reading Lileks.
Good grief. Do these people eat rocks? This is of a piece with hysteria over dihydrogen monoxide. What’s truly scary is that these people can vote and thereby influence the rules we all live under.
I often use rope to tie down loads in my pickup, to use a tarp for a shelter at my land, and for similar purposes. But I’ve always though I needed a knife or perhaps scissors to cut a piece down to size. Not so. You can use the rope to cut itself. Really.
Much occupational regulation is anti-competitive in effect and intent. Though rules are cloaked in pious claims of protecting the public, their real aim is to protect established market participants. Hair braiding is a classic example. Hair braiders do not do what cosmetologists do, but many states have required cosmetology licenses for hair braiders.
One victim of such rules is Isis Brantley of Dallas, Texas. She was arrested in 1997 for braiding hair without a cosmetology license, but she got the law changed in 2007. Even with that change, however, she was barred from opening a school to teach hair braiding. Finally, a U.S. District Court has set aside the rules barring the school.
It’s disgraceful that the government stands in the way of entrepreneurs such as Ms. Brantley, and I wish her and her school well.
The answer seems to be barbecue. I have typically spelled it the other way. Shame on me.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasingly common and scary. At last, we have some potential good news. Researchers have found teixobactin, a new antibiotic that works well now and the effectiveness of which should last longer than that of many others. Now, if only someone can afford to get this through the FDA gantlet, countless lives may be saved.