Jewish date: 8 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Wayyeṣe’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Shopping Reminder Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “No more toxic BPA in our food” and “Include Behavior Analysts in Health Care Legislation | Petition2Congress |”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Season's Greetings”
- “Can Climate Change Cause Conflict? Recent History Suggests So”
- “Medical Marijuana: are we ready?”
- “Solar System Scale Model”
Image of original Pet Rock box via WikipediaToday’s weird thing is the USB Pet Rock. This differs from the classic Pet Rock, an ordinary rock packaged and meant to be treated as a pet, in that it has an attached USB cable, which can be plugged into a computer. This makes it an ideal peripheral, since it draws no current, does not require a driver, and is compatible with every computer with a USB port. Enjoy and share the weirdness.
Aaron, who keeps a rock from the shores of the Kinnereth as a “pet”