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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-02-13 06:05
Subject: [links] Link salad hump day edition
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:not much
Tags:culture, funny, linls, personal, politics, science, writing
karindira with a thoughtful meditation on the homeless who congregate outside her office

Steve York rocks the house asking what science fiction really is

What purpose does short fiction serve? — The SF Signal mind meld is at it again. My name comes up a couple of times.

American National Unimotorcyclists Society — Yes, A.N.U.S.

Do All Companies Have to be Evil? — Enron, Google and the evolutionary psychology of corporate environments. Scientific American with a loaded question.

Mexican Dino May Have Made Music — Must... not... comment...

Why the Right is behind online
Erick Erickson, editor of the popular conservative megablog RedState, conceded that progressives currently enjoy an advantage over conservatives online-though he attributed it to an asymmetry in free time, since conservatives "have families because we don't abort our kids, and we have jobs because we believe in capitalism."
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. It's so cute, what conservatives think about the rest of the world. Too bad about that whole reality thing.

Making Light on sympathy for the Clintons — A very thoughtful statement about Hillary and Bill.

Time in saddle: 18 minutes at varying speeds (working my way back to 30 minutes due to knees being NSF last week)
Last night's weigh-out: 270.6
This morning's weigh-in: 269.6
Currently reading: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, by Leonard Shlain Powell's | Amazon ]

Weight since dieting
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russ: carcassonne
User: goulo
Date: 2008-02-13 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That Erick Erickson quote reminds me of a recent explanation why conservatives supposedly enjoy playing the boardgame Monopoly more than liberals do:

"Chalk it up to a willingness to play with family members (even if it's not their own choice of game) - conservatives actually value spending time with their families."

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2008-02-13 15:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm really curious to see how your weight cycles go as a man. My dad would always say to me, "Men have their cycles too." But I could never figure them out. I've got my own (female) chart, and there's a regular curve with about a three-pound variance which goes up and down over the course of the month, bottoming out right after my period.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-02-13 15:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Because I know you'd enjoy it: A helicopter proposed and designed big enough to catch a falling Saturn 5 in mid-flight.
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Chris McKitterick: Bush dollar
User: mckitterick
Date: 2008-02-13 17:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Bush dollar
That's some really interesting reading about Do All Companies Have to be Evil? I've bookmarked it as a reference. Thanks!
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Jen Volant: eyes
User: tacithydra
Date: 2008-02-14 04:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In reference to your SciAm link, have you seen The Corporation?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-02-14 14:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting. Somehow I missed that completely.
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Jen Volant: eyes
User: tacithydra
Date: 2008-02-14 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I own it, but it's definitely worth at least a Netflixing/renting. The central conceit they built the documentary around (using the DSM-IV's inventory of psychopathic traits to evaluate corporations, based on the fact that corps. are treated as people in the eyes of the law) is well-executed.

I would have liked a little more elaboration on some of the stuff they reference, but there's a lot of supporting documentation in the extras, not to mention a book as well, so really I'm just being lazy. ;)
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User: mapescapacity
Date: 2008-02-14 05:11 (UTC)
Subject: Steam Punk
Hi Jay, off topic. I am working on a kind of steampunk project. Know you have explored this area. Was wondering if you could post some of you favorite steampunk sites in one of your link salads.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-02-14 14:50 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Steam Punk
There's several good communities on LJ. Um, let me get back to you on this...I don't have a coherent link list.
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