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Trimming the Nuclear Weapons Budget

allthingsnuclear:

The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill yesterday. The Committee recommended $7 billion for nuclear weapons activities, $195 million above fiscal year 2011 levels but $497 million below the President’s request. The Committee’s report on the bill seeks increased oversight and transparency for programs we have raised concerns about over the past year.

The bill demonstrates how bloated the nuclear weapons budgets became because of the New START debate, when many senators demanded funding increases for nuclear weapons. The House Energy and Water bill cut almost $500 million from nuclear weapons programs without jeopardizing any of the major initiatives the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is planning over the next 10 years or compromising the safety, security, or reliability of the stockpile.

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sneak:

Paintings by Benjamin Cohen (via Hannes Grebin)

sneak:

Paintings by Benjamin Cohen (via Hannes Grebin)

9-bits:

The new Android GUI PSD Teehan+Lax is, as expected, an excellent resource for mobile designers. All of the elements are vector, as well, and it’s already set up for the default Android size and pixel density.

9-bits:

The new Android GUI PSD Teehan+Lax is, as expected, an excellent resource for mobile designers. All of the elements are vector, as well, and it’s already set up for the default Android size and pixel density.

jonathanmoore:

Creative Mornings - 37signals

mattdowney:

Jason Fried talks Basecamp, 37signals, and taking a product to the next level at @Chicago_CM.

Pinteresting Trend: Muted Patterns

pinterest:

pinterest-trend-muted-patterns

1. David Pearson Design “Art Direction and Graphics 1960-1970” for Penguin By Design; pinned by Melanie onto Design & Illustration

2. Musings in Femininity; pinned by Joyce onto La Mode

3. Jane Churchill spring patterns via Apartment Therapy; pinned by Casey onto Pattern

4. The Brick House kilim pillow covers, The Brick House’s boards; pinned by Rorie onto Interior Lust

newsweek:

equalitymyth:

jesseellison:

“I wonder what it would be like if I were a male rock star? Maybe I just could be like ‘fuck it’ and keep someone hanging there. But, I don’t know… It just doesn’t feel right. And I definitely don’t have groupies. No, the evening always ends with me and my friend in my hotel room watching romantic comedies going, ‘We’re never getting married.’”

This was fun.

In which Florence Welch tells Newsweek about the dark side of fame.

newsme:

People have been finding, consuming, and talking about news for centuries — but the in the last 10 years we’ve dramatically changed how we interact with it.

At News.me, we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how we can improve the way that people find, consume, and talk about…

choire:

I HAVE WRITTEN A THOUSAND PERFECTLY CLEAR BLOG POSTS TODAY AND YET SOMEHOW PEOPLE STILL DISAGREE WITH ME

choire:

I HAVE WRITTEN A THOUSAND PERFECTLY CLEAR BLOG POSTS TODAY AND YET SOMEHOW PEOPLE STILL DISAGREE WITH ME

continuations:

When we announced the USV investment in Shapeways a little over a year ago, I pointed out the potential to make New York City a global center for 3D printing. Since then the Shapeways team has done a lot to make that happen. Here are just a few of the highlights. First, the founders…

jacob:

Advantages of having a hard wired smoke detector:

  • less likely to die in a fire

Disadvantages of having a hard wired smoke detector:

  • no 9 volt batteries to steal