Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad, Wednesday nooner

The Intarwebs have been a generous set of tubes this morning...

Jed Hartman asks about gender identity — The comments thread is very interesting.

Me being a smart-ass about grammarIt's all that Latinate grammar that was crammed into prescriptive writings on the English language to make it look respectable, back in the late 16th century. You can't split an infinitive in Latin, so we're not supposed to. Likewise the preposition rule. Linguistic terrorism, nothing more, perpetrated by four centuries of English teachers on pretty much the same principle as fraternity hazing.

Changing the definition of death...the cellular surveillance mechanism cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and a cell being reperfused with oxygen. Something throws the switch that makes the cell die.

A map of online communities — (Thanks to sunilsebastian.)

The American Family Association's official list of sexual orientations (a/k/a perversions) — Nice to see the Christian right is looking out for the rest of us. I'm going to have to get busy. There's some catching up to do. This link is Not Work Safe, Not Child Safe

Communist leader's bones stolen

Music encoded in Roslyn chapel carving — Fascinating, but I'm highly dubious of this one.

Home-based banking — Who knew from warehouse banking? Note the shout out to my part of Oregon, too.

The very best use of your Hummer

The world's greatest personal ad
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