(via Tom the Dancing Bug)
|The Endurance : Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition – Caroline Alexander|
|The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty – Caroline Alexander|
|The Pirate Wars – Peter Earle|
|The Civil War at Sea – Craig L. Symonds|
|War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II – Nathan Miller|
|The Vikings: A History – Robert Ferguson|
American Health Care Act – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:(more…)
π Day – March 14
eiπ + 1 = 0
Given that the digits of π never end (formally, it’s a “transcendental” number) today is really only π-Approximation day.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via Twitter)
Some conservatives and Donald Trump supporters are freaking out online because there’s a new pirate station called Resistance Radio, dedicated to fighting fascism and Nazi propaganda. Only one problem: It’s fake.
Amazon announced this week that it was launching Resistance Radio as a companion program for The Man in the High Castle, an alt-history drama loosely adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel. The pre-recorded radio program is basically a bunch of people talking about how the Third Reich is bad and does bad things. For some, they thought that applied to America’s current president (and/or they didn’t bother actually listening to it). In response, several irate opposers flocked to Amazon’s sponsored #ResistanceRadio hashtag to complain about the station’s “liberal agenda.”
Daylight Saving Time – How Is This Still A Thing? – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:(more…)