Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a Wednesday that feels like a Monday

I do not want what I haven't got. — In this case, Hello Kitty contact lenses. I'm going to check outside the window to see if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse have ridden past recently.

Sentinel S-F Readers' Poll — Including my story "Fire-Heart and Rose Lips."

io9 — Gawker now has an SF blog. I'll be watching it a while to see what develops. scalzi, matociquala and Patrick Rothfuss are all namechecked in comments here. scalzi's take here.

The Fleecing of Avatars — Swindles and cons in Second Life.

Inadequacies of English alphanumerics — It's funny whem linguists rant.

Duelity — Evolution and Creation, told in each other's vernacular. A fascinating animation project. Watch all three of them. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

More on wrathful dispersion — Heh. The intersection of linguistics and religious mania.

When the GOP was Green — An old NYT op-ed (2001) about how the Republican party used to be invested in conservation. Not that long ago, either.

US Military SpendingThis is sobering. "We're the most militarized country in the world by far, on permanent war footing." (Thanks to MB.)
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