Wednesday, July 31, 2013

We don't know what causes autism, but we know it's not vaccines

Every time I read about another possible cause of autism, I'm fascinated.  Clearly, something in our environment is different, given the surge in cases over the last few years.  There's some increase in diagnosis and awareness, but that's not enough.

And since the alleged ingredient in vaccines has been removed, but autism rates continue to climb, we know that's not the cause.  Plus, the only study to show any relationship between autism and vaccines was faked.  And only included 20 participants.  Whose data was faked.

Anyway, I read an article suggesting the possibility that sonograms cause autism.  I find it a fascinating theory.  I hope we can figure out the cause soon.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Daisy was sung by a computer in 1961

I had no idea that having HAL in 2001 sing Daisy was a reference to an actual computer, programmed to sing the exact same song.  In 1961.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Title of the song

How did I not ever blog this hilarious boy band song? It's meta, it's comedy, it's got everything I like. Title of the Song, by DaVinci's Notebook.

Twitter maps

Some pretty awesome maps of twitter usage, including whether people are likely to be tourists or not, which smartphone OS they're using (Blackberry is still popular in Indonesia and Malaysia), and what language.