Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a Friday

lillypond with some stunning photos of sunrise in Portland

Ironclad deckShorpy with a Civil War era photograph of the U.S.S. Monitor, for all your steampunky needs.

Cat Found — Hahahahahah.

Comparing communication efficiency across languagesLanguage Log with some pretty interesting geekery.

Shape weapon — A cool, and very logical concept, I ran across as I'm reading The Emperor of Scent. The linked blog exceprts the relevant part of the book, but you'll need to scan (or search) down a little to find the term.

Taking to the dead via SMS — Edison's dream finally come true!

prof_brotherton with a roundup of cool astronomy links

Scientists Find Another, More Reasonable UniverseWired makes a funny.

HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst — For all that it plays to both my politics and my prejudices, even I can readily see the liberal bias in this piece. (Hint: it's an "informal poll".) Nonetheless, it's funny as hell to read, and the first graphic is priceless.

In related news, more than 80% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Man, that liberal bias in reality just doesn't give it a rest.

Voodoo Health Economics — Paul Krugman on McCain's healthcare plan. Silly liberal, of course market forces optimize to your benefit. If you happen to be an investment dollar... If you happen to be a sick person, you are what the industry calls a "healthcare loss", and you are treated like the market treats all losses — as something to be eliminated or fobbed off on the otherwise-despised government.
Tags: cool, funny, language, links, photos, politics, science, tech

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