Category: In The Web

Around the Web and about and in it, too

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Thursday Throughput: Io Edition

The Era of Classical Astronomy — from Galileo through Newton — was full of these kind of elegant experiments to measure the shape and size of the solar system, the distance to the nearest stars and the speed of light

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Linky Friday: Toil and Trouble

Finish the week off discussing and debating stories from across the street and around the world. Ordinary Times’ Linky Friday: Toil and Trouble for you to read and share.

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Ordinary World: To Hell in a Handbasket Edition

Your Ordinary World with links to stories on the deficit, impeachment, CNN, The Washington Post, Coronavirus, what you might have missed in Ordinary Times, and more.

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Linky Friday: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

For the uninitiated, Linky Friday was long a tradition here at Ordinary Times. So don’t call it a comeback, Linky Friday’s been here for years…

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Wednesday Writs: The Case of the Too Short Fish

This week’s packed Wednesday Writs include not real big fish, the ACLU siding with the NRA, those poor Sacklers, a big change to the LSAT, the worst kind of dumb criminal, faux legal Facebook disclaimers, and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 9/11: Willie Francis is Executed, Twice

Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/28

Your Wednesday Writs this week include a soap opera of a SCOTUS case, a record breaking opioid settlement, space crime, a creative judge, a dumb criminal and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/21

It’s time for Wednesday Writs ft recent history of the Commerce Clause, which is much more important than it sounds, RGP eulogizing JPS, terrible lawyers giving terrible advice, the Angry Bagel Guy, a “Serial” update and more.

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Thursday Throughput for 8/1/19

I’m not one of the “we have 12 years to save the planet” doomsayers. But it does feel like we are approaching an inflection point. We will survive; but our options for how we will survive are narrowing rapidly.

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Tech Tuesday – Puppy Power Edition

Got to see the dam at The Dalles, in OR, which is a massive concrete structure on the Columbia with 22 turbines, a fish ladder, and a shipping lock.