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Friday Links – October 12, 2012

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Louis C.K. and the Rise of the ‘Laptop Loners’

These days it’s different. The young — and the young at heart — bundle into beds, laptops and tablets propped inches from faces. They are snug in these cocoons, sequestered from all stimuli but those they source from screen and headphones.

Awesome article on the state of how we view media and the move away from appointment television like Lost and 24 to the ’I'll get to it when I get to it” television like Louis.

What Are They Feeding You? 50% of U.S. Cats and Dogs Are Overweight

By 2030, 50 percent of people in most U.S. states will be obese. Now the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that over 50 percent of dogs and cats are overweight, and over 20 percent are obese.

Worth the click though just to see the fat cats. The grey cat runs into the same problem my cat runs into. His fur is so long and thick it makes him look bigger then he really is. The mug shot of the dirty faced cat is going to become a new meme.

To Catch NBA Floppers, Look for Tongue Juts

The league aims to punish “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player,” an attempted deception that could bring a $30,000 fine.

Basketball players are just as bad as soccer players. Now they just need to fix the game flow issues with rampant time outs at the end of games.

Announcing Source Code Pro

Today I’m glad to announce that the complete Source Code family of six weights is ready for primetime and is available through the same channels as Source Sans. You can download the fonts and source files from the Open@Adobe portal on SourceForge.

Nice free font collection for writers and coders. For now this is replacing an old time favorite of mine Inconsolata

→ Work More, Make More?

The average employed Canadian works 85 hours fewer each year than the average American — more than two full workweeks. And that may be the lesson that Canada has for the United States: Working 24/7 isn’t the road to prosperity, much less happiness, and there are numbers to prove it.

Sounds about right. Working to die

→ Romney: People Don’t Die For Lack Of Insurance

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act requires hospitals to treat people who show up with bona fide emergencies, or women in, as the name suggests, active labor. But it doesn’t require them to provide that care for free. They can, and usually do, try to collect from even uninsured patients, often at fees well above those negotiated by insurance companies.

Romney shows a basic misunderstanding of how hospitals work. Yeah, care is free and hospitals just throw it around like rice at a wedding.

The Car Crash Paul Ryan Should Have Avoided at the VP Debate

What could have possessed the Romney campaign to allow its No. 2 to recite a canned story about an auto accident—in a debate with a man who lost his wife and daughter to such a tragedy?

Fucking prick.

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Source code pro is decent, I have been using it a while at work. I wish the rendering was sharper though.

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