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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-25 08:49
Subject: [links] Link salad eats Indian
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Tags:cancer, christianists, cool, healthcare, language, links, media, personal, photos, politics, process, religion, science, writing
AutoCrit Editing Wizard — Hmm. A potentially interesting tool. Rather spendy, especially given the ridiculously short word count limitations on the lower level subscriptions (do these people actually know any working writers?), but does some things I've long wanted a tool to do. (Thanks to [info]lcd_cow.)

A Point of View: In defence of obscure words — (Via [info]danjite.)

Mathematics of Eternity Prove The Universe Must Have Had A BeginningCosmologists use the mathematical properties of eternity to show that although universe may last forever, it must have had a beginning. Man, those guys must be fun at parties.

Missing rocks may explain why life started playing shell games — Warning, facts not valid for Young Earth Creationists.

Meteor Over Crater Lake — Wow.

Photos Find Fictional Fun in Amateur Space Program — I find this rather haunting, actually. (Via [info]danjite.)

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death — Wow. FWIW, hallucinogens were the only class of recreational drug that ever appealed to me. So much so that I've avoided them for the past 25+ years, because I suspect I'd go down the rainbow colored rabbithole and never come out. (Via a friend.)

Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals — Nope, no need for healthcare reform here. Move along, citizens, the private sector has your best interests at heart at all times.

Liars for Jesus: A recent sampling — Because when you have eternal, divine truth on your side, of course you must lie out your ass to get people excited enough to donate to your cause.

Fox News’ Steve Doocy Corrects Fabricated Obama Quote — Well, sort of. Much more convenient for conservatives to lie about liberals and progressives than to acknowledge the truth.

Romney's plan to govern country so vague, allies question intentions — Ya think? That's because no one likes conservative policies when applied to them personally. Not even, and perhaps especially not, conservatives. Punishing the "other" ain't nearly so satisfying when you become the "other".

?otd: Do you like naan bread?




4/25/2012
Writing time yesterday: 3.25 hours (1.25 hours and 2,500 words on Their Currents Turn Awry, including a little bit of outline work; 2.0 hours of WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: A Game of Thrones (graphic novel), George R.R. Martin with Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson

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barbarienne
User: barbarienne
Date: 2012-04-25 19:16 (UTC)
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I am always skeptical about automatic editing software, especially as applied to fiction, which somewhere breaks every general rule one can define. Considering how few humans are actually good editors, I'm curious what metrics they used to come up with a machine model.

Overused words and cliches--okay, that could be something a machine can do better than a human. But slow pacing? What's it doing--looking for passive verb construction, long paragraphs, and a lack of dialogue?
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2012-04-26 00:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I like naan, paratha, and roti.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-04-26 00:16 (UTC)
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Not overly fond of naan, no.
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