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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-03-06 04:35
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Thursday
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:busy
Music:house noises
Tags:conventions, cool, funny, interviews, language, links, personal, science, writing
newroticgirl interviews me for families.com — We talk about pets and fiction.

the_flea_king on fantasy tropes and why the Secondary World looks so much like the First World

debgeisler with a defrocked pirate writer poll — See her earier post about the relationship between SF writers and pirates here.

A few nice photos from the SC Book Festival — Jim Born, jeffvandermeer, Ann VanderMeer, me, and one of our hosts, Jeff Whose-Last-Name-Has-Slipped-My-Mund.

hal_obrien plays "Separated at birth?" with me and Bill Bailey

Language Log on copy editors and the that/which distinction — Funny stuff, if you like that sort of thing.

Cardboard furniture — This is not your sister's Barbie dream house. (Thanks to khaybee.)

140 year old math problem solved — Not, apparently, by an 140 year old man.

Butterflies Remember What They Learned as Caterpillars — But do they still fight crime? (Thanks to khaybee.)

One-way, one-person trip to Mars — The logic in this article is, well, interesting.

The Universe is 13.73 +/- .12 billion years old! — Ok, this is very cool. Some detailed analysis of the age and energy budget of the Universe.




3/6/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (I did about 90 minutes of heavy labor yesterday moving furniture and boxes, and my knees are still unhappy, so stayed off the bike this morning)
Last night's weigh-out: 278.4
This morning's weigh-in: 276.2
Currently reading: Field of Fire, by James O. Born Powell's | Amazon ]
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2008-03-06 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Note that the Language Log bit is by Geoffrey Pullum, a remarkable fellow (last time I checked, he was at the University of California as Santa Cruz, which just goes to show) who also brought to light the wonderful case of the Great Eskimo Hoax!
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-03-06 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That Universe Today link isn't working... here are some alternatives on the same subject...

http://gizmodo.com/364282/a-one+way-one+person-mission-to-mars-who-wants-in

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/669/1

http://www.marssociety.org/portal/mars-news-from-the-san-diego-chapter/TMSSD_News_35129/
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User: aries_jordan
Date: 2008-03-06 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:strangenude
The Persistence of Butterfly Memory -- what a great name for a band.
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jeffsoesbe: bald man thinking
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-03-06 17:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bald man thinking
I always thought the "Separated at Birth?" was you and Warren Casey of the Wicked Tinkers:



- yeff
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-03-06 19:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yow!
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jeffsoesbe: homer reggae
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-03-07 23:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:homer reggae
They are a fun band. I highly recommend seeing them if they come into your neck of the woods. They tend to play at Celtic Festivals and Highland Games which are also a lot of fun as well...

- yeff
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User: ianrandalstrock
Date: 2008-03-06 19:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for the math link. Every time I read about a new discovery or solution in math, I think "Damn, I really have to go back and learn some more." I feel my math education is woefully deficient, since I hit the wall at first-year calculus in college.

Also, I really like the "if you're going to reference this article in a paper, here are the proper styles for your footnote" box at the bottom. Haven't seen that before. Is it becoming common on scientific sites?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-03-06 19:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, that was new to me, too. I found it rather awesome, in a small way.
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