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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-02-22 07:18
Subject: [links] Link salad, (almost) all science edition
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Tags:contests, cool, links, personal, photos, science, tech, weird
Don't miss the new ARC contest — Limericks and haikus. Entry phase is almost over.

Genetic 'Junk' Could Answer Riddle of Vertebrate Evolution — I'm not sure the statements about emergent complexity are dead on in this article, but still interesting.

Pythons could squeeze lower third of USA — (Thanks to lt260.)

Six ton mechanical spider — :: wants :: needs bigger garage first ::

IBM calculates the force it takes to move atoms — (Thanks to my brother.)

Traumatic anal intercourse with a pig — Don't click on this link. Really. I'm not kidding.

Identical Twins Not As Identical As Believed

Plan 59: 1950s design — Oooh. Shiny.

Shorpy with Big Machine — Mmm. Things that go clank.

Time in saddle: 18 minutes
Last night's weigh-out: n/a
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
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User: spacekatgal
Date: 2008-02-22 15:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love the twin story, Jay! The truth is that errors happen in the zygote a lot more frequently than people realize. I hope to see more research done about this.

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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2008-02-22 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I should point out that the "Stuart Parkin" in the IBM article is my manager, and that's our work that they are talking about with GMR (giant magentoresistance).
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-02-22 20:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was wondering if that was your group...
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J.K.Richárd: Aroo?!
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-02-22 17:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gorramit I clicked the link.

I need a shower.
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Chang...  just Chang.
User: chang3002
Date: 2008-02-22 17:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
WHy does the 6-ton walking spider make my pants puffy and me feel all tingly inside? I want one, too. Driving to work would always be a pleasure.

That thing with the pig. Don't ever do that again. The horror.
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Patrick, The Space Lord
User: robot_scandal
Date: 2008-02-22 19:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That pig thing -- Of course we're going to click. I read it and thought, I've heard worse. At least the guy survives in your story. Yes, it's several years old and the story still haunts me.

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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2008-02-22 22:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm so not clicking that link.
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Lizzy Blythe-Shannon: Parasailing
User: lizzyshannon
Date: 2008-02-23 05:41 (UTC)
Subject: Piggy link
Oh Jay! Of course I had to click on that link! LOL Nasty.

Cheers Lizzy
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