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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-12-04 06:11
Subject: [links] Link salad asks you to bring its nuts on a silver platter
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Becoming attractions: A brief history of film trailers — (Via [info]willyumtx.)

City Maps That Orient You Better Than Google Can — (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Comet Lovejoy through Mörby Castle Ruins

Hubble Telescope finds signs of water on five alien planets — Clearly people have been using my shower on other planets.

Spooky physics phenomenon may link universe's wormholes

Patient Zero — About approaches to cancer treatment. (Via Jessica Langer.)

College Is Free After You Have A Baby, And Other Lies That ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Tell Real Women — Because those Ten Commandments don’t apply when you’re lying for smug Republican Jesus. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

The Blessings of Atheism — Interesting. I don’t agree with everything here, but interesting nonetheless. (Thanks to [info]scarlettina.)

Rights Group Is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee — Corporations have legal personhood, and we share a lot less DNA with them.

Dual Career Academic CouplesThird, academics practice “disciplinary endogamy” in that they tend to study similar disciplines (this endogamy is especially high in the natural sciences 83% of female scientists in an academic couple are partnered with another scientist compared to only 54% of male scientists). Now, there’s a term of art. Sounds more like a party game than a sociological phenomenon. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

"Scientists are…" — Phil Plait on anti-science bias. These issues are, as I’ve said before, a defect in the education and worldview of the (largely conservative) deniers, not a defect in science itself.

When global warming kicks into overdrive, how will we know?A government panel suggests the creation of an early-warning system to track when global warming is threatening abrupt changes that could threaten ecosystems or political stability. Well, there’s an idea that’s DOA in conservative dominated America. Common sense about science is simply not allowed. It might lead to evidence-based thinking, then there would be more liberals.

As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500 — Best healthcare system in the world, if you can afford it.

Obama acts to defend Obamacare and Democrats from GOP attacksAfter the relaunch of HealthCare.gov, President Obama starts a new campaign to tout Obamacare and its benefits. Nice to see the President bestirring himself.

The Difference Between Criminals and Non-Criminals? Getting Caught.Imagine if we had all been prosecuted for every crime we committed, even as a juvenile. What would the crime rate look like then? Other than some extremely trivial vandalism, I cannot recall any crimes I committed as a juvenile. I certainly never committed assault, theft, robbery or arson. Never so much as boosted a stick of gum from the corner store.

?otD: Do you like to move it, move it?




12/5/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 240.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block forging presidential birth certificates: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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blue_23
User: blue_23
Date: 2013-12-04 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: Stitches
Some anecdotal evidence from the east coast instead of west. Littlest fell in gym class at school, school nurse recommend taking to ER for stitches. She needed six - ~$1500 out-of-pocket after insurance.

On the other hand, visiting her regular pediatrician to have them removed was less than $30.
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