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[links] Link salad, Wednesday edition

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Lost Masterpiece — Million dollar painting found in the trash. (Thanks to karindira.)

truepenny is wise (as usual), this time on the topic of short fiction

Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Psychiatric Disorders?

SAT doesn't stand for Sex Aptitude Test — Former Congressman Bob Barr (R-Batshit) on why our school achievement problems are all the fault of sex education.

Steampunk Monitor Mod — :: wants :: (Thanks to KenB.)

Doonesbury on competence — I love the punchline of this one. Also, strangely apropos of recent blogospheric set tos.

Self-Consciousness Among the Stars — Updatery of various sorts anent SETI.

Microblogging — This trend I don't get. Maybe I'm Old now. It seems to combine the downsides of instant messaging and blogging.

Another reason to dislike both football and attorneys

Misidentified black people in Iowa — This is similar to my recent error of confusing Will Smith and Laurence Fishburne.

From Bagels to Coal Fires: An Unorthodox Economist Keeps Pushing for Change — Money shot:
Underground coal fires in China alone produce as much carbon dioxide annually as all the cars and light trucks in the United States

Sources: White House cut testimony — Darn that global warming. Heck, if reality is biased against you, make your own reality! (Which, come to think of it, pretty much sums up the entire modern conservative movement.)
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