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February 9th, 2013 - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-09 06:57
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up in Seattle
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Tags:cancer, christianists, cool, documentary, fundraiser, funny, guns, health, history, links, mars, media, personal, politics, publishing, religion, science, tecas, tech, weird
The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser is still live. It has made goal, but additional support is always welcome, especially given my new complications. Please check it out if you have not done so yet.

Living With Cancer: Waking in the Dark — (Via [info]tillyjane,a/k/a my Mom.)

Apple is lone holdout in DOJ e-book pricing case after Macmillan settles

Scenes From a Multiverse on religion and copy editing — Hahahah.

Calvin and Hobbes in photography — These are cool.

How can I access the deep, dark Web? — Department of things I did not know.

Mysterious metal object found on Mars — A piece of Dr. Manhattan's palace, methinks.

Interstellar Flight: Adapting Humans for Space

Nexus One could be one of the first Android smartphones to go into orbitHandset will strap to satellite and test whether or not you can scream in space. ET phone home?

How Geologists Unraveled the Mystery of Japanese
Vengeance Balloon Bombs in World War II
— An odd, old story with an Oregon connections. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Fox News: Solar only works in Germany because it gets more sunlight than US (false) — Gee, conservatives lying about something they disagree with. Unpossible! Everyone knows character counts!

Texas school board searching for “another side” to theory of evolutionNow threatening to pressure biology textbook publishers.A s usual, those liberal "facts" and "data" do not align with the conservative position. Too bad for reality, and too bad for the schoolchildren of Texas and of America, whose education is being deliberately stunted by conservatives.

Liberals With GunsIt is important for both sides to see the other for who they are: Real people, with real, relevant, and above all legitimate concerns. Except my real and legitimate concerns as a gun control advocate involve people not dying, while the real and legitimate concerns of gun rights advocates involve enabling 30,000 deaths a year. I just don't see the moral calculus as equivalent. It can't be equivalent in any sane, just and moral society.

In aftermath of Swiss shooting, echoes of U.S. gun-control debate

The Scientific Case for Outlawing Guns A new study suggests that U.S. laws should go further to limit gun ownership and improve enforcement. As usual, those liberal "facts" and "data" do not align with the conservative position. Too bad for reality, and too bad for the 80 or so people a day killed by the gun culture in this country.

Manhunt: Newspaper carrier, 71, in ICU after being shot by police — Yes, we definitely need more guns.

QotD?: Sleepless much?




2/9/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (travel day, away from home)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: n/a (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett

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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-09 06:59
Subject: [photos] Your Saturday moment of zen
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Tags:photos, zen
Your Saturday moment of zen.

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Capped off entrance to the underground control room of abandoned Titan missile silo complex, rural Washington state. Photo © 2007, 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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This work by Joseph E. Lake, Jr. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-09 07:02
Subject: [travel] Away from home (for the first time in months)
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Tags:friends, radiantlisa, seattle, travel
Lisa Costello and I are in Seattle, staying with J.A. Pitts and his family. It's my first trip away from home in months, and a chance to visit friends I don't often see. I'm not appearing at or hosting any public events this weekend, just hanging out.

It's kind of cool, being briefly normal.

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