The World Today

Well, I haven’t written on cars recently… so here is a stunning car in an equally stunning locale:

Jalopnik: These Photos Are Too Beautiful for Craigslist

What is it? A 1973 European-spec BMW 3.0CSi

Some Interesting Statistics:

Gizmodo: The Massively Intimidating Size of the Internet Visualized

Amateur Diplomat would like to congratulate America’s Evangelical Christian establishment for its work in Uganda:
NYT: Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Is Beaten To Death

“David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S. Evangelicals in 2009,” said Val Kalende, the chairperson of one of Uganda’s gay rights groups, in a statement. “The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S. evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood!”


Plants Are Cool…

A shout-out to the University of Colorado, well Colorado State, to be more specific – Gawker: These Plants Can Detect Bombs

Apart from this lady’s perennial focus on ferreting out “bad guys”… the implications and applications are clearly interesting, from use in home settings to those in public. Putting aside the obvious fear of a mutant plant takeover, this is the kind of innovation President Obama was talking about in his State of the Union.


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