Since everyone else is talking about the Elections (go, vote!) I thought I would do something a little different.
Every once in a while reading something drags me back to the days before beer and women distracted me from education and excitement was the prospect of flying fast jets or getting to play with the III-V substrate group when I grew up.
The latest on of these is this article in the register "HP pulls memory Missing Link from bottle of beer" (also covered in NS and on /.) which is erotic on a theoretical scale even before you look at the practical applications that effect me in $dayjob (the inevitable fate for scientists and engineers who fall in with beer and women at university is that they end up working in IT).