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[links] Link salad afternoon update

Bookslut with a very nice review of Escapement Amazon ]

My tumor gets aroundkarindira messes with photoshop.

HP's Presto Mail — This is really kind of a neat idea. Basically, a system to print photos and emails for non-computer users. (It's a printer with an OS and an onboard modem.)

Guinness World Record Attempt! — Science students to build world’s largest vinegar and baking soda volcano. I hope to attend the event tomorrow on my lunch hour, the state of my abdomen permitting, and blog forthwith. (Thanks to AH.)

As Oil Prices Soar, Restaurant Grease Thefts Rise — Um, wow. (Thanks to Dad.)

Toad research could leapfrog to new muscle model — Toad-based robots. Paging Dr. Moreau to the Asimov Court.

Scientist Building Own Planet to Research Magnetic Field — I for one welcome our new technocratic overlords.

NASA Office Is Criticized on Climate Reports — NASA's inspector general finds that Bush administration appointees censored and distorted scientific discourse touching on climate change issues. That's inherent in the anti-science, anti-intellectual DNA of modern conservatism. Confidential to conservatives in America: Are you still proud of your Republican party?

Bush: We'll Be in Iraq for 40 Years — "Bush admits to Engel that going to war was a decision based on his personal instinct and not on any long-range strategy for the Mideast." Right. What a moron. Does anyone remember the rhetoric before the war, about how short and simple it would be, how we would be greeted as liberators, how it would pay for itself? I know some of you reading here are passionate supporters of the war, but you've bought into lies based on self-deception. Iraq was not a problem for us, until we invaded and made it one. ETA: This link seems to be borked. The URL is correct, but the server is down as of Tuesday afternoon
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