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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-03 15:03
Subject: [links] Link salad afternoon update
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:me being busy
Tags:cool, funny, links, politics, process, tech, writing
Hugh Ferriss and the Metropolis of Tomorrow — Some really nice pre-WW II futurism.

justinelavaworm on rewriting — Go read it. (Link snurched from scalzi.)

More conservative math! — Romney badly misunderstands either history or mathematics. Probably both, since he's a Republican: they believe that record deficit spending is fiscal responsibility, and that Saddam had WMDs.

Ancient ice skating — "Og crush! Og kill! Og do triple axel!"

World's tallest elevator testing tower — Wow. Who knew?

Culture jamming with wikistickies — (Via Boing Boing, thanks to frabjouslinz.)

reCAPTCHA — "Stop spam, read books." Huh.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-01-03 23:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Maybe Romney's a Transhumanist and believes we're going completely hyberbolic before the end of the next presidential term.
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bodandra: the night of a party
User: bodandra
Date: 2008-01-04 01:18 (UTC)
Subject: Conservative Math!
Keyword:the night of a party
No, tell me it ain't so, My Lord!
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Kevin Standlee: Manga Kevin
User: kevin_standlee
Date: 2008-01-04 01:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Manga Kevin
I saw an elevator-testing tower along the Shinkansen route down to Kyushu from Osaka. We were looking at this odd tower rising from a field and couldn't figure out what it was when Lisa noted that the adjoining low-ride building had a sign on it that said it was an elevator factory, which explained things. It was nothing like that monster you spotted, however.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2008-01-04 03:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hugh Ferriss was an architectural illustrator rather than an architect, but his ideas and his visual style were surprisingly influential. I first learned about him from Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto of Manhattanism, which you might enjoy if you can track down a copy. Ferriss was also an alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis, my alma mater.

And congrats on making the preliminary preliminary Nebula ballot!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-04 04:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um, thank you. What are you talking about?
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