Afraid I’m just going to throw the backlog into three posts because it’s medical day, there won’t be any posts after 8 a.m.
1. We’re not leaving the bleedin’ EU after all:
2. Sackerson sends these two:
Sometimes, DARPA’s endeavors are misunderstood or misrepresented by nations or organizations with a vested interest in hindering their work. Sometimes their endeavors are shrouded in secrecy and misrepresented by the agency itself. In either regard, gleaning the second and third order effects of some DARPA projects can sometimes seem nearly impossible — with misinformation, disinformation, and humanity’s knack for taking the technological ball and running with it in new and interesting directions, all conspiring against any kind of accurate prediction.
The Pentagon is busy pursuing all sorts of research. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is studying the possibility of using insects to infect crops, while the Office of Naval Research hopes to use other insects as sensors, capable of detecting explosives. This is not science-fiction.
3. Plod are just not rainbow clowns now, they’re also cowards:
4. Two from PJ Media:
5. Last but not least:
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]