Weekend link dump for April 4

Baseball season is underway, and all is right with the universe.

How do you explain the difference between nerd, dork, and geek? With a Venn diagram, of course.

The Five Worst Google Fiber pitches. None from Texas, thankfully.

People still love Polaroid. Well, some people, anyway. Via Evanier.

I spent a lot of time in 2007-8 beating back this argument, which at the time was being used as a reason why Republicans would win everything in sight in Texas if Hillary Clinton were nominee. So no, I’m not surprised by how things have turned out, and I say that as someone who wasn’t a Clinton supporter.

Pro-business != pro-free market.

Put this guy on your next list of recess appointments, Mr. President.

I’m not a big fan of Maureen Dowd, but when she’s right, she’s right.

Michael Steele is a gift that keeps on giving.

Stay classy, Robert Samuelson.

You stay classy, too, Fox and Friends.

You don’t need our help to look like an idiot, Don.

I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, too.

Aspirational lawyering and constitutional yearning. Sounds a bit like a romance novel, actually.

Governing by polls is good. Or bad. It all depends. Don’t ask silly questions.


Phinding phishers.

EFF, AT&T, and Google band together on a privacy matter.

Large hadron collider comes online. Universe still in existence.

My little runaway star.

It’s the “worst abuse of Microsoft Excel ever”. And it sounds like a lot of fun, if you’re a sports and stats freak with a masochistic streak.

Apparently, Sarah Palin wants to get into the fake news business.

I’ll bet Palin’s bracket wasn’t as good as Joe Biden‘s.

“Google” is the new “Truth or Consequences”.

Experts agree: The constitutional challenge to health care reform is without merit.

It always astonishes me how people who are paid good money to write about politics so often do so in a way that’s utterly ignorant of how the political system works.

The case against the iPad.

RIP, Mike Cuellar.

Remember those hacked global warming emails that supposedly showed scientific sleight of hand? Turns out that wasn’t the case.

Come for the loot and leave with Jesus. Boy, if that doesn’t sound like Easter, I don’t know what would.

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