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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-05 08:31
Subject: [links] Link salad from long, long ago
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Tags:books, cancer, culture, funny, guns, health, links, movies, personal, politics, reviews, science, tech, texas
Review: 'Hugo' is a cabinet of wonders — CNN on Hugo, which I highly recommend to all of you.

SFFWRTCHT 1 Year Anniversary Show Giveaway

10 easy (but awesome) DIY Star Wars crafts projects — An R2D2 dreidel. Really? (Thanks, I think, to my brother.)

Cancer’s Escape RoutesScientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs. Yeah, well. That's why I had to have a second round of chemo.

Kodak's long fade to black

What’s in a Name? Ask Google

As Water Levels Drop, Texas Drought Reveals Secrets of the Deep — Interesting. (Thanks to Dad.)

Terraforming: Enter the ‘Shell World’

Nano Paint Could Make Airplanes Invisible to Radar

Air Force Extends Secret Space Plane’s Mysterious Mission

The American-Western European Values Gap — From the Pew Research Center. (Via [info]danjite.)

Obama Gun Control Policy: President Stays Virtually Silent On Issue — You really have to wonder why the "Obama is coming for our guns" meme has so much traction among the GOP base. It's not connected to reality in any way, shape or form.

The World According To Cain — The Cain campaign's foreign policy document is laughable. I realize that the GOP thrives on low information voters, but low information candidates? Is that really a good idea? And speaking of low information candidates, Michele Bachman says she would close the US embassy in Iran. Uh, hasn't been one those in over thirty years. Hello? GOP presidential field? This is the reality-based community calling...

Reporter's Notebook: The Rise and Fall of the real Herman Cain

?otd: How far, far away is your galaxy?




12/5/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (fitful)
Weight: 212.6
Currently (re)reading: Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold

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scarlettina: GWTW: Pleased as punch
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-12-05 17:10 (UTC)
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Keyword:GWTW: Pleased as punch
Great link salad today, Jay.

The droidl made me laugh; thanks for that link. :-) I want one!

The article on Kodak hurts my heart but at the same time, it seems sadly inevitable. They just weren't quick enough on the uptake. Seems like there still may be potential for survival, but they've got to get moving, like, yesterday, to save the company. I can only wonder what employees are thinking in the wake of the appearance of this article and how management will react. I've purchased Kodak memory cards, but since they're reusable, I haven't purchased more than a few. And what's remarkable is that, as a Fotomat employee throughout college, I handled Kodak products almost every single day and didn't think twice about it. I remember announcement of the discontinuation of Kodachrome with sadness. I hope, sentimentally, that we won't read of Kodak's last demise for quite some time to come.

The article on the unforeseen effects of the Texas drought is fascinating. I suppose it's a silver lining, but a pretty damn pricey one.
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