Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Bad News Saturday

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* The top kill has officially failed.

* Rest in peace, Dennis Hopper.

* Most Likely to Kill is a blog that posts famous people’s yearbook pictures and juvenilia. It is officially the blog I least want to ever wind up on.

* The American military on Saturday released a scathing report on the deaths of 23 Afghan civilians, saying that “inaccurate and unprofessional” reporting by a team of Predator drone operators helped lead to an airstrike this year on a group of innocent men, women and children…. “The strike occurred because the ground force commander lacked a clear understanding of who was in the vehicles, the location, direction of travel, and the likely course of action of the vehicles,” General McHale wrote. Oh, is that all?

* Art from the Hermit Kingdom in Vienna.

* A recent study has found a link between the autism spectrum and non-teleological thinking.

* Good news Saturday: Moving video of an eight-month-old deaf baby hearing sound for the first time after receiving a cochlear implant. Via MeFi, where an interesting discussion about opposition in deaf communities to cochlear implants ensues.

* For my fellow Kindle users: Top 250 Public Domain Kindle Books.

* And the Garden State goes green: medicinal marijuana is legal in New Jersey on July 1.

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  1. can’t remember if you posted this some time ago, but on the mental illness – awesomeness connection:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

    and more detailed but older:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17474-artistic-tendencies-linked-to-schizophrenia-gene.html

    traxus4420

    May 30, 2010 at 12:07 am

  2. I’m sad that I identify more with the autism type than the creativity type.

    Alex

    May 30, 2010 at 12:51 am

  3. at least you don’t think there’s a point to anything

    traxus4420

    May 30, 2010 at 11:08 pm


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