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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-11 04:26
Subject: [links] Link salad is chilly
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Tags:books, culture, healthcare, links, mainspring, nature, oregon, personal, politics, religion, reviews, tech, travel
A reader reacts to Mainspring — Including a comment on my author photo.

Mid-career surgeons 'are safest'

Alone Again, Naturally — Some good stuff in this article. Also some pretty annoying generalizations about male behavior.

Gaming Tablet Suggests New Form Factor

Where the Trees Are — You can actually see Oregon's Willamette Valley in this image, if you know what you're looking for.

The TSA Posts Its 'Top Good Catches Of 2011' List, Not One Of Which Is An Actual Terrorist — Sigh. (Via [info]danjite, who also sent along the sigh.)

Businessmen and Economics — Really, business and economics are not the same thing.

Appeals court affirms order blocking Oklahoma sharia law banA federal appeals court upholds a 2010 ruling preventing the implementation of an Oklahoma constitutional amendment that would bar judges from considering international or Islamic law in decisions. Hey, look, a brief moment of sanity from our court system! I'm sure the Supremes will smack this down in due time, unfortunately.

Huntsman would pose big threat to prez, experts say

Why Rick Santorum Can't Just Say: God Doesn't Want You To Be GayGay rights and the collapse of pseudo-secularism. An interesting analysis of the religiously-sanctioned bigotry of Senator Frothy Mix. (Via [info]scarlettina.)

Can Romney be more than an opening act? — He's not actually pulling a lot of votes yet, he has the advantage of a split opposition.

Romney’s Dreadful Inevitability: How Did It Come To This? — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison mulls Romney.

?otd: Is it cold where you are?




1/11/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (work related evening social function)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.25 (fitful)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2012-01-11 13:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
!otd: Define "cold" -- is 10 F here, but the record for the date is -25 F. So we're getting off easy.
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Max Kaehn: Zonk
User: slothman
Date: 2012-01-11 19:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Zonk
I had to clear the frost from my windshield this morning, which makes it cold for Silicon Valley, but quite balmy compared to places that actually get snow on the ground.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-01-12 00:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Than usual, at any rate. I want my rain back.
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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2012-01-12 03:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I read "Huntsman would pose big threat to prez" and immediately thought "Yes, if he didn't like spiders.
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