Today is November 20th. On this date in 1923, Garrett Morgan received a patent for the first three-position traffic signal. The positions were “Stop”, “Go”, and “Undecided”. Today’s traffic signals use the more familiar “Stop”, “Go”, and “GO GO GO GO!!” Also, today is National Name Your PC Day, when computer owners across the land choose names to personalize their PCs, and Apple users have an “I’M A MAC” renewal ceremony to celebrate their collective. Speaking of the Borg, below, please find today’s links. You will read them. Resistance is futile. And, as always, please consider this an Open Thread.
EPIC FAIL: UN Climate Talks Fall Apart As 132 Countries Storm Out | Daily Caller
A Very Dangerous Game: Unprovoked Physical Attacks In Public | Thomas Sowell
Healthcare.gov Crashes As Sebelius Does Obamacare Photo-Op | Ace of Spades HQ
Immigration Activists Hold Protest at Leading GOP Politician’s Home | Lowering The Boom
Time Lapse Map Of Every Nuclear Explosion Ever On Earth | Memolition
Future Foreign Imports?
Same-Sex Marriage Debate: Diocese To Opt Out If State Presses Unions | The West Australia
School Charges Mom Ten Bucks For Failing To Pack Ritz Crackers In Her Children’s Lunch | That’s Nerdalicious
What In The Science Is Going On?
Secrets of Mars’ Birth Revealed from Unique Meteorite | Science Daily
Solar-Powered Battery Woven Into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for ‘Wearable Electronics’ | Science Daily
What In The Tweet Is Going On?
irredentist ir-i-DEN-tist noun : a member of a party in any country advocating the acquisition of some region included in another country by reason of cultural, historical, ethnic, racial, or other ties.
Example: “Although the U.I.C. had popular support, its senior members included irredentists and Al Qaeda veterans, worrying Somalia’s neighbors.”