I'm going to try to get back up to daily (or more) posts, at least 'til Newtonmas or so. So, without further ado, here are today's shared Google Reader items.
- Lifehacker has a guide to pronouncing names correctly. If you're bad at this, read it now. I'll personally be using the other links in that article, about how to find out a name you've forgotten and how to remember names in the first place.
- In case you didn't see it, Cartoon Network Rick Roll'd the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Good stuff. In case you haven't been exposed to it, "Rick Rolling" is the internet meme of sending a link to the Rick Astley video "Never Gonna Give You Up" and telling the recipient it's something else, like a movie trailer.
- The FCC is considering a plan to provide free wireless internet for the US. I hope this works out.
- A diet of fat, sugar, and cholesterol may increase the risk of ALzheimer's. I had something witty to say about this, but I can't remember what it was.
- This quote from Creationist Ray Comfort is dumbfoundingly idiotic. It's even more moronic than his banana argument, in which he merely didn't understand that bananas had been selected by humans. This new one is just... wow.
- Geologists are finding evidence that the early Earth cooled long before we used to think it did. That makes some things make more sense; chemical evolution would have more time to ramp up from simple chemistry to life. But, darnit, it means we can't say "Life showed up on Earth just about at the moment that it was possible for it to do so" as an argument for why finding water on another planet would be super, super awesome.