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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-03 06:13
Subject: [links] Link salad watches the moon ride the sky of a morning
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Walk The Fire: a shared-world SF anthology series — An interesting Kickstarter.

Willie Nelson's Audition Tape for "The Hobbit" — Hahahahah.

The ultimate cancer taboo: Sometimes it kills you We keep talking about battles, warriors, miracles and hope. Meanwhile, those with metastatic cancers are ignored. That would be me.

In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion — This seems improbable.

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong — Wow! Hahah. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

The Data Made Me Do ItThe next frontier for big data is the individual.

5 Ways to Make Google Glass Better — Number 6, make it possible to use them with prescription lenses.

High-tech camera acts like a bug's eye

Space Ape Parody Shows Why Aquatic Ape Theory Is All Wet — (Via David Goldman.)

Religious Knowledge QuizYou answered 14 out of 15 questions correctly for a score of 93%. Which puts me in the 99% percentile. Not bad for an atheist. I also note that when this survey was done with the general public on an outbound basis, atheists came in second only to Jews in their knowledge, well ahead of a number of different identified Christian groups, though the Mormons were a close third. This is parallel to the science quiz I recently posted. (I missed the First Great Awakening question.)

Man shot and killed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, authorities say — Thank god for the NRA and the Republican party, or the shooter wouldn't have had the right to exercise his theoretical defense of essential liberties in such a fashion. Where would we be as a society without our guns?

Even Counting Votes too Scientific for North Carolina — Typical conservatives. They cannot win on their ideas, so they cheat. Egregiously, in this case. (Via [info]corwynofamber.)

QotD?: Would you go to the moon if you could?




5/3/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA editing work on METAtropolis: Green Space, plus audiobook prep)
Hours slept: 8.75 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (foot hurts)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block digging for fossils in the yards of God-fearing Republicans: 0
Currently reading: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

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Susan: raptoreye
User: lil_shepherd
Date: 2013-05-03 14:21 (UTC)
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I too missed the First Great Awakening question - it doesn't seem to be referred to as that in the UK, now Wikipedia has enlightened me. I am rather pleased that I knew the answers to the US constitution-centric questions, though. (I suppose I have to blame PZ Myers and Jerry Coyne for that.)
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-05-03 16:21 (UTC)
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No. I'm claustrophobic, alas. Even in an airplane, I need to be able to see out. In a spaceship, I suspect I'd be a disaster.
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2013-05-03 19:22 (UTC)
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The religious quiz? I got the Great Awakening question wrong. Probably not surprising because it's specific to North American Protestant Christianity -- there was no Great Awakening in the UK.

About 30% of these questions were actually cultural or legal rather than religious -- what's the religion of most Pakistanis, what's a US schoolteacher allowed to do. So, all told, not a very good/general quiz ...
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2013-05-03 19:25 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
I got the same result as you on the religion quiz. :)

That North Carolina vote counting thing... sheesh, they are shameless.
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