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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-23 05:21
Subject: [links] Link salad says meow
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Shimmer's blog asks writers to define what constitutes a successful year

Amazon Drops a Big Shoe — Amazon abusing their market power? No one could possibly have foreseen this.

Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy — Yep. This. If you're eligible for a colonoscopy due to age or family history, or most importantly, symptoms: go get one. Trust me, the realities of colon cancer are orders of magnitude worse than the distastefulness of a colonoscopy. And don't put it off. (Still thinking I should start a brown ribbon campaign for colon cancer.)

Aging of Eyes Is Blamed for Range of Health Woes — (Thanks to David Goldman.)

An Unconventional Pairing: Wine and 'Sliders' at the Castle — White Castle with a wine list? Really?

Tibetans’ (Forbidden) Special Treat — Mmm, momos. (Via AH.)

Zoning OutTime zones are fluid. What are the implications for time itself? (Via Curiosity Counts.)

Faster-than-light neutrinos could be down to bad wiringWhat might have been the biggest physics story of the past century may instead be down to a faulty connection. Ah, hardware problems.

Stochastic Pattern Recognition Dramatically Outperforms Conventional TechniquesA stochastic computer, designed to help an autonomous vehicle navigate, outperforms a conventional computer by three orders of magnitude, say computer scientists.

Humanity's water footprint: US exports the most, uses the most per capita

Recalling A Pro-Choice Mitt Romney

Logical Errors and Propaganda in Republican Debate on the Middle East — Just remember, the conservative worldview is fair and balanced. It says so, right on TV.

The Rachet Effect—Why do post-Carter politics only move to the right? — I've often wondered this. The answer is obvious enough at one level: the highly successful Republican effort to demonize anything associated with liberalism. (You know, like retirement benefits, 40 hour work weeks, women's suffrage, child labor laws, etc.)

?otd: Got cats?




2/23/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
Weight: 235.0
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-02-23 13:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Answer of the day: My single girlfriends and I have a running pool to see who will end up as the crazy cat lady first. I figure if I don't have cats, I can't possibly qualify. Crazy, yes, but cats, no.
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Jay Lake: cats-ripley
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-23 13:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:cats-ripley
Would virtual cats count?
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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-02-23 13:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Huh - well, if lolcats count, I'm already doomed. Or cat knick-knacks. Oh, hell - I *am* the crazy cat lady! :)
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Jay Lake: graffiti-shirley_you_jest
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-23 13:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:graffiti-shirley_you_jest
Meow...
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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-02-24 00:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And the neighbor's cat was waiting for me when I got home from work. Coincidence? Sigh ...
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Fluttering Things: quirk
User: moxie_raqs
Date: 2012-02-23 14:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quirk
I have 3 cats. They are idiosyncratic and adorable.
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joycemocha
User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-02-23 14:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No cats and unlikely to be any as long as DS (who loves them but is allergic) is living with us. Another rabbit, however....

Colonoscopies aren't bad. It's the prep that sucks, though the prep for the last one wasn't bad at all (Dulcolax plus Miralax...much saner, equally effective). And that was for a combined endo/colon scope. I'm one who responds well to the Versed. Whee!

The last one guaranteed me laps on the five year colonoscopy circuit due to family history and the small precancerous polyp they got this round. Given the family history, I plan to be pretty damn faithful to getting my scope. Can't help but feel that I dodged a bullet, especially given the history of paternal grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather all dying of colon cancer around age 57 and father, brothers and now me having the same type of polyp appearing in our 50s.
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chris_gerrib
User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2012-02-23 15:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have wine with my hamburgers all the time.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-23 18:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It wasn't the wine with hamburgers that was croggling me, it was the wine at White Castle...
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chris_gerrib
User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2012-02-23 19:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, that's a bit weird.
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Sara: doyle
User: goldfishsara
Date: 2012-02-23 15:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:doyle
3 cats here. That's Doyle in my picture, and Stella and Beatrice are calicoes.
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Max Kaehn: Zonk
User: slothman
Date: 2012-02-23 18:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Zonk
Yes, I have cats. I also have a cautionary tale: if you teach your adorable little fluffball to ride your shoulder when they are just a kitten, they will happily keep up the habit when they grow into an 18 pound fluff monster.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-24 01:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: Whenever possible.

These days, it's a pair of teenage (9 months old) longhaired tortoiseshell females. One of whom has been nicknamed Sarah (as in Bernhardt), and the other Teddy (as in bear).
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Jay Lake: politics-upsidedown_flag
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-27 03:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:politics-upsidedown_flag
Hahahaha!!!!
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