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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-24 03:30
Subject: [links] Link salad takes to the skies once more
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The Genius of Pinterest's Copyright Dodge

How Waiters Secretly Predict Your Every Need

Windows on the iPad, and Speedy — Hmmm… (Via my Dad.)

The Handley Page H.P.39 Gugnunc, Cierva C.19 Mark III autogyro, and Westland-Hill Pterodactyl IV - at the Royal Air Force Display, Hendon, 1931 — This is quite a photo. Pterodactyl?

Remix footage of the world’s first helicopters using samples from the British Pathe archives

Buckyball Solids Found in Space — Cool!

'Nomad' planets may outnumber stars in Milky WayMany of those homeless planets could be heated by internal radioactivity, and if any possess thick atmospheres, they might even harbor some kind of microbial life.

Never mind the polls—we're convinced our candidate is going to win — People tend to think their opinion is a majority view, even if they're total extremist whackaloons. Remember the Montana Freedmen, who were convinced the entire nation would rise up in support of them when the FBI came to their compound?

Maryland gay marriage bill on way to governor — Another setback for the religious bigots.

President Obama as an alienWe know it’s wrong to judge people by their race or lineage. Unless we're Republicans, of course, trolling for votes from white bigots.

The Man Who Wasn't ThereIt is now an article of faith among the Republican base that Bush's failures stem not from the fact that he was a manifest incompetent, but that he was too liberal a president. Yep. And further proof that Republicans are delusional.

?otd: Fly much?




2/24/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: airport walking to come
Hours slept: 5.5 (solid)
Weight: 237.2
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-24 12:25 (UTC)
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It's an awesome looking bird.
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-02-24 11:36 (UTC)
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a to ?otd: 80,000 miles plus last year. Just not quite enough to get me 1k status on the airline. All this in the seven months from July to December since I didn't fly in the first five months of the year due to $DAUGHTER being born in April (I turned down an invitation from a group in Sydney to pay for me to go to a conference there in February - travel a significant distance abroad while $WIFE is 7+ months pregnant? Sorry, no, no matter how much I wanted to go). Cities: Pittsburgh, Copenghagen, Berlin, Reading (UK), Leicester, Sheffield, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Amsterdam.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-24 12:25 (UTC)
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That's quite a schedule...
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-02-24 13:27 (UTC)
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Missed a city, and one of the craziest trips. I went to Paris (from Tokyo) for a one day event. I spent two nights in Paris, just about two days in total. Travel time was half the time at the destination. The comment from some of my UK friends was that there's not way they'd fly to Tokyo for a one day event and spend only two days there. The only reason for the second day is the times the flights leave, which is in the evening. Had I not been leaving $WIFE taking care of a six month old I'd have tried to make plans for a longer trip, perhaps including a UK side trip even if only to catch up with family and friends near London by Eurostar, or a work-related visit to others in Paris or Brussels.
The other crazy trip was the Pittsburgh->Copenhagen->Berlin four conferences, three cities, two week round-the-world trip. I came down with Shingles towards the end of that one, which will teach me not to be quite so blase about the health effects of repeated jet-lag.
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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-02-24 13:19 (UTC)
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I rarely feel anything about my home state, but once Gov. O'Malley signs the gay marriage act, I will actually be proud to live in Maryland.
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