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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-07-02 05:14
Subject: [links] Link salad walks this way
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Tags:books, cancer, culture, endurance, healthcare, links, personal, politics, process, reviews, tech
A review of my book Endurance in Korean — I think it's positive.

The Invisible People — Sherwood Smith on worldbuilding.

The Future of the Map Isn't a Map at All—It's Information

The ‘Busy’ Trap — (Snurched from Simon Owens.)

L.A. Cops Embrace Crime-Predicting AlgorithmBurglary reports dropped after officers began taking patrol orders from computers. Hello, Minority Report. And what could possibly go wrong trusting the LAPD?

The Things I Wish I Were Told When I Was Diagnosed With Cancer — I like this a lot. Especially his very first point, which resonates deeply with my experience.

Something Wicked This Way Comes — Atul Gawande on healthcare reform. In 1973, two social scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, defined a class of problems they called “wicked problems.” Wicked problems are messy, ill-defined, more complex than we fully grasp, and open to multiple interpretations based on one’s point of view. They are problems such as poverty, obesity, where to put a new highway—or how to make sure that people have adequate health care.

Republican Leaders Dodge On Whether ‘Romneycare’ Is A Tax — Heh.

Jindal Says He Won’t Implement ObamacareLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of Mitt Romney’s possible running mates, said that despite Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, he will not implement it in his state. Jindal called the health care plan a “blow to our freedoms” and said the “president forced this law on us.” Yes, those raging socialists at the Heritage Foundation and the Romney-era Massachusetts Republican party sure have a lot to answer for,

Where in the world can you get universal health care? — Wow, the biases in this article are weird. If you read this CNN piece without any prior knowledge of First World healthcare delivery systems, you'd think universal healthcare was some kind of political freakshow. Your Liberal Media, supporting the conservative narrative as usual.

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7/2/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (Kalimpura galley edits)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (fitful)
Weight: 239.6
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2012-07-02 13:38 (UTC)
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I enjoyed the CNN piece's description of the Obama reforms as "sweeping". From the perspective of someone living in a country with public healthcare, said broom seems about the size of a toothbrush. (Not that every step in that direction isn't a good step, no matter how teeny.)
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-07-03 00:02 (UTC)
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I found that article about maps really depressing. First, the kinds of information he's talking about aren't what maps are meant for, and second, traditional maps enrich a journey far more than he gives them credit for.
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