Bacteria in meteorites? No: real scientist writing outside his field in a dodgy journal. How annoying.
Skeptics StackExchange is now open to the public! Already magnetically attracting cranks; jolly good fun if you happen to feel like getting covered in mud and hunting with a flamethrower.
It's J.G. Ballard's world, we just live in it.
I have a new old camera! A Fujifilm F30 for £90.50 off eBay, to replace the F20 the older teen inadvertently broke. These usually go on eBay for more than the original new price, because they do high ISO better than anything even now; this one was so cheap because the lettering is largely worn off. Camera's eminently functional, though.
After ideological_cuddle's tip, I am trying offlineimap for GMail archiving, which is so far pretty much exactly the right answer, except one message that causes an almost-reliable crash (and which the devs are quite interested in fixing, because crashing on a flaky server is bad).
Bored? Decide you're offended by advertising and mark every ad on Facebook "offensive". Shortly thereafter: no ads for you.
The production on John Cale's Paris 1919 is ridiculously overblown, but it sounds like there should be a good album under it all. I've been writing a bit of Rocknerd of late; wonder if anyone will care about one-liner reviews of ancient albums.
My daughter is, of course, a genius. She insisted on dancing around the room to "The Man Whose Head Expanded". On Saturday she got her toy snake to eat her apple: only three and she's already solved Abrahamic religion!