mostxlnt writes "As we noted, the new Tory UK government has launched a website asking its subjects which laws they'd most like repealed. There are proposals up for repeal of the Laws of Thermodynamics: Second, Third, and all (discussion thread on this one closed by a moderator).
We tell women to cover their drinks, to dress conservatively, and to walk home in groups—never alone at night...Too often the media, the police, our parents and even our friends are quicker to point out flaws in sexual assault survivors’ actions.
boombaard writes "The day before yesterday CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that, from now on, there is a new rule in effect, which de facto bars photographers from coming within 65 feet of any deployed boom or response vessel around Deepwater Horizon (official announcement).
I have here...a jar of dots. Now you see me pouring them on the table. Here they are: [BC Premier Gordon] Campbell fibbing about the [Harmonized Sales Tax]. Stock market scams. Bailouts of "investment" companies. The BP oil spill. Riots in Greece. The demonstrations at the G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto...Now let's see if any of these dots can be connected.
One of my favorite sources of rules of thumb is thermodynamics. It doesn’t tell you how to do things, or how fast you can do them, but it tells you whether something, like running your car on water, is impossible.