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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-25 05:39
Subject: [links] Link salad, TGIF edition
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Tags:cool, culture, links, science
Law class, visual aid — Goin' to Lego court. (Thanks to sdn.)

More than you ever wanted to know about steam

Global warming and hurricanes — Maybe, maybe not. Interestingly, the headline on this story does not match the lede.

APOD with a deeply awesome photo of French observatory

Second Life economic crisis — This is fascinating on a bunch of levels.

The Britney Spears economy — She's practically a microstate!

Just how representative are the people who volunteer for psychology experiments? — Recursiveness r us.

Md. Scientists Build Bacterial Chromosome — I know I've linked to this topic before, but it seems to have come a bit further along. Deeply SFnal stuff happening in real life.
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-01-25 15:06 (UTC)
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Spears: A few years ago I read an article about the small company ( a few hundred people ) that are employed so that Moby can be Moby
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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2008-01-25 16:15 (UTC)
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In the US, the vast majority of people who "volunteer" for psychology experiments are college students in the 18-20 age range taking an introductory psychology course. For most (maybe all) of those courses, participating in experiments is mandatory and can affect the final grade. That alone makes me wonder how transferrable the results of many of these experiments really are, since I don't know about you, but I'm really a different person now than I was in 1981 when I took such a class and participated in experiments.
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russ: watchmen
User: goulo
Date: 2008-01-25 21:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Second Life phallus crisis - This is also fascinating, on a bunch of other levels.
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