#14 – No Random Junkage
Tokbox was working last night. Yeah, I know, it’s hard to believe. Are you skeptical? Good. Because that’s not the complete story. There are many things that I would’ve expected to be available in 2010; flying cars, replacements organs, food in pill form, failed human exploration of Jupiter, sentient homicidal computers, and most of all video conference software that WORKS.
Despite with being plagued with continuous audio delays (up to ~25 seconds), microphone “explosions”, and max headroom-esk video effects, we had a good turnout and some really good discussion. Thanks to everyone for hanging out with us.
- “The Blank Slate” – Steven Pinker
- The anti-vaccine movement strikes back against Dr. Paul Offit
- Autism Clusters Found in California’s Major Cities
- Spotting the IIS with the naked eye [http://www.heavens-above.com]
- SDO NASA tweetup
- Music that makes me dumb
- Books that make you dumb
- Whil Wheaton
- “No Random Junkage”
- Treelobsters Perihelion Fundraiser
- Homeopathy WOo Woo! [Tanya’s Blog, Steve’s Blog]
- Asbestos Pseudoscience
- “Why People Believe Weird Things” – Michael Shermer
- Sylvia Brown – [Skeptic North, Sylvia Brown vs. Mark Edwards]
- Fried Salami
- Tactical Bacon
- Scientists show ‘lifeless’ prions capable of evolutionary change and adaptation
- Aliens in your Pancakes
- Nice heated discussion about whether some people “need” religion and some comparison of previous religious experiences.
Brian Gregory (@briandgregory), Cary Collett (@qaphsiel), Sarah Ann (@xtexasbelle), Steve DeGroof (@treelobsters), Myron Getman (@TheMadSkeptic), Steve Thoms (@SomeCndnSkeptic), Terry Shull (@TerilynnS), Tom Cookson (@MeanQuestion), Tanya Higgins (@DaisiesAndShit), Mike McElroy, Steven Groesbeck (@backin15)