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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-01 07:27
Subject: [links] Link salad has the staples
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The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser is still live. It has made goal, but additional support is always welcome, especially given my new complications. Please check it out if you have not done so yet.

The Lakeside Kickstarter has expanded its stretch goals to include documenting the science around my genomic testing by traveling to the testing lab and interviewing the scientists there. They'v also posted a new trailer for the movie, which is very striking. So give a little to support SCIENCE!

The Drink Tank talks about me, cancer and fandom — Thank you, Chris.

RNA Fragments May Yield Rapid, Accurate Cancer Diagnosis A new method to noninvasively diagnose cancer and monitor its progression could eliminate the need for painful and sometimes life-threatening biopsies. (Thanks to Barb M.)

Chemotherapy Can Inadvertently Encourage Cancer Growth — This may be what has happened to me. (Via @dratz.)

Meyer the Mormon — Sherwood Smith with an interesting bit about Twilight</em>, as well as a link to a much longer article.

Men who help with housework get less sex — This story seems both counterintuitive, and filled with dodgy assumptions.

Disco Scallops Know How to Boogie Even if They Aren’t Scallops — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

How owls swivel their heads

The Old Bus: 1937Old school bus. Williams County, North Dakota. Wow...

How Drought on Mississippi River Impacts YouThe drought-plagued Mississippi is holding up barge traffic, sending global ripples.

Will Deep-sea Mining Yield an Underwater Gold Rush?Some environmentalists say the lure of precious minerals threatens ocean life and local cultures.

Fire and Ice: The Frozen Aftermath of a Chicago Warehouse Fire — Wow. (Via Lisa Costello.)

What Gun Owners Really Want I’ve owned six guns. I’ve drawn them on bad guys. I want to be understood.Firearms exist to manage situations where rationality has failed, so thinking rationally about them can be hard.

Milan court convicts 3 Americans in CIA kidnapping — Good. Apparently the American justice system is never going to hold anyone accountable for the high crimes and misdemeanors of the Bush administration. It's nice to know the rule of law applies somewhere.

Chuck Hagel Mauled in Bizarro World of US Senate — Yep. This.

QotD?: Ever had 32 staples pulled from your belly?




2/1/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (still in post-operative recovery)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (still in post-operative recovery)
Weight: 224.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

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Susan
User: lil_shepherd
Date: 2013-02-01 15:39 (UTC)
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I'll be honest - the essay on the Mormonism of Twilight made me even more uneasy about the influence of the books on young women than I was already...

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barbarienne
User: barbarienne
Date: 2013-02-01 17:23 (UTC)
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The dodgiest part of that article about men and housework was this:

Men in the study reported having had sex an average of 5.2 times in the month prior to the survey, while women reported 5.6.

Maybe that's not an unreasonable variation, but it does suggest that there are methodological flaws.
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