?

Log in

[links] Link salad knows there will be phantoms and fires by the road - Lakeshore
An author of no particular popularity

Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-07 05:31
Subject: [links] Link salad knows there will be phantoms and fires by the road
Security: Public
Tags:climate, cool, culture, economics, food, funny, guns, language, links, mars, personal, photos, politics, polls, science, steampunk, tech, videos, weird, writing
If you haven't already done so, don't forget to vote in the One True Pop-Tart poll — Feel free to boost the signal on this one. I'll close it in another couple of days.

I will be your dancing monkey, hat on the table. — Scott Lynch is helping people.

Parents can inflict emotional harm, not realize itParents and other caregivers who demean, bully, humiliate or otherwise emotionally abuse children may not know the harm they can cause and often do not get the help that they and their children need, says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The fact that some reporter felt it necessary to write that lede makes me cringe, both as a parent and as a human being.

Steam powered USB drive — This made me laugh. Both cool and funny. (Thanks to David E. Vincent.)

Fire Tennis — The Slo Mo guys play around… (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Vanishing VoicesNational Geographic with a photo essay on language loss.

Microbial Life In An Undersea Volcano, New Limits Of Life Defined — Mmm, extremophiles.

NASA releases low-res video of Mars rover descent — I think this is about two frames per second. Pretty cool stuff.

Curiosity update: Heat shield spotted! — In case you missed it, this is darned cool as well.

Obedience on the Job — Interesting squib about workplace relations.

US precipitation trends to drain 7 million jobs by 2050 — Nothing to see here, citizen. Move along. Don't mind those lying climate change scientists in their government Ferraris.

Climate change is here — and worse than we thought — There goes that pesky reality again, interfering with the conservative narrative.

White Terrorism at Oak Creek: The Paranoid Style in American Violence — Remember just a few years ago when conservative outrage forced the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a report on right wing terrorism in the United States? Yeah, neither does anyone else. Including Your Liberal Media. Because Real Americans with guns aren't terrorists. Or something.

O’Connor: Declining approval for high court a ‘disappointment’Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor called the declining public approval of the high court a “great disappointment” and suggested the ruling in Bush v. Gore may have sparked the public’s loss of faith in the judicial branch. Ya think? Bush v. Gore, that travesty which you voted for, Madame Justice? Maybe if you'd been a little less nakedly partisan and little more focused on Constitutional jurisprudence back then, the Supreme Court wouldn't have quite the black eye it does now.

Dick Cheney clarifies criticism of Sarah Palin: Process was a mistake — What I find hilarious about this article is the quote from Palin defending herself, near the top of the piece. It's classic Palin word salad: barely intelligible, defensive and resentful. A brilliant way to confirm Cheney's original point even while reporting on his FOX News apology tour.

Harry Reid's Master Plan — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Harry Reid and Mitt Romney.

Why Romney and the Rich Will Never Really Get It[W]ealth and status decrease our feelings of compassion for others.

?otD: Have you seen the future?




8/7/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Weight: 236.0
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski; Near + Far by Cat Rambo

Post A Comment | 4 Comments | Share | Link






scarlettina: Writing: Bad end
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-08-07 15:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Writing: Bad end
You and that National Geographic slideshow: look what you made me do.
Reply | Thread | Link



Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-08-07 15:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is a beautiful post.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



celestialgldfsh
User: celestialgldfsh
Date: 2012-08-07 17:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I felt like I witnessed the future when Curiosity landed. That was a thing of beauty.
Reply | Thread | Link



Keffy: eyeball
User: kehrli
Date: 2012-08-08 01:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:eyeball
Family emotional abuse can sometimes feel like a tornado. It can miss every house in the row except one, and that one goes down to the foundation.

The difference, of course, is that the people in the houses that survive the tornado don't usually pretend it didn't happen.
Reply | Thread | Link



browse
my journal
links
January 2014
2012 appearances