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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-05-28 07:23
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up and wonders what the hell happened last night
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The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome

The moon: look but don't touch, says Nasa — "He stuck a sign on every tree, saying this is private property…"

It Took Earth Ten Million Years to Recover from Greatest Mass Extinction — Warning, facts not valid for Young Earth Creationists and likely Republican voters.

Glenn Beck in ExileDon’t cry for the former Fox star—he’s building a 24/7 media empire in his loopy image. I'm pretty sure most conservative media and political figures are cynical opportunists who really do know better and really just don't care. Rush Limbaugh, for example. Beck, though, he strikes me as a true believer with a fervor and distorted internal reality bordering on mental illness.

GOP blames Obama for student debt in swing-state NH, ignores origins of problem — Really, that headline could just be "GOP blames Obama, ignores origins of problem" and it would pretty much cover the past four years.

?otd: Huh? What?




5/28/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (Con time)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate; Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht

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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2012-05-28 19:09 (UTC)
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It is amusing that NASA imagines that it can safeguard its historic sites absent a manned Lunar presence. I hope that future Lunar explorers and colonists recognize the importance of these sites and subject them only to responsible archaeology and/or museum-building.

The Permian-Triassic was truly terrible -- orders of magnitude beyond anything Man can yet do to the Earth (note the "yet" -- I do believe that we will someday gain the power to do worse, if we are so minded). Right now I think the worst we could do would be on the scale of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum -- not even on the scale of the KT Extinction.

I don't believe that anthropogenic global warming will push much past an average 2-3 degrees C (the PETM was something like 10 C). This is mostly because I think that non-airbreathing power generation aystems (nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and various sorts of solar) will replace airbreathing ones for most purposes.
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Sputtering with Indignation
User: weirman
Date: 2012-05-29 12:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't think Beck believes any of the things he says. His whole focus is in the money. He figured out a way to riches and has embraced it wholeheartedly, like a traveling revival preacher.

On another note, I'm also reading [i]Of Blood and Honey[/i].
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