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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-06-30 06:02
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Monday
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Tags:conventions, interviews, links, personal, science, writing

Subterranean with a story and interview of me

My Iron Springs report [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — With bonus crappy bald eagle photo! (The bird was too far away for my little camera to do a decent job.)

Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature — A very interesting, funny site, if you’re either a biology geek or a language geek.

Martian soil ‘could support life’ — “Martian soil appears to contain sufficient nutrients to support life - or, at least, asparagus - Nasa scientists believe.” Mmm. Space asparagus.

North Pole could be ice-free this summer, scientists say — Polar ice cap threatens to join liberal global warming hoax. Senator Inhofe, get Rush Limbaugh to Ice Station Zebra, stat!

Lee Iacocca: “Where have all the leaders gone?” — A rant about politics, business and the current state of America, which I mostly agree with.

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 256.6
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: mevennen
Date: 2008-06-30 13:05 (UTC)
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Space asparagus? You mean, like this? -

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User: ozarque
Date: 2008-06-30 13:17 (UTC)
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Many thanks for the "nomenclature" link...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-06-30 13:24 (UTC)
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I thought you might enjoy that. A nice intersection of the humor of both linguistics and biology.
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User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2008-06-30 14:09 (UTC)
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I always thought that Arctic sea ice had kind of pinko tinge to it. Not like that true-blue Antarctic sea ice that's currently above average: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/current.365.south.jpg
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-06-30 14:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's the commie pink plankton in the north.

Besides, them previously long-term Antarctic ice shelves are pinkos too, whatever the sea ice is doing.
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-06-30 22:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, that grandfather clock sounds beautiful. :D

"And don't tell me it's all the fault of right-wing Republicans or liberal Democrats. That's an intellectually lazy argument, and it's part of the reason we're in this stew. We're not just a nation of factions. We're a people. We share common principles and ideals. And we rise and fall together."

That's poooowerful.
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dinogrl: marvin and daffy
User: dinogrl
Date: 2008-07-01 07:00 (UTC)
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Keyword:marvin and daffy
Everyone is so excited about plants growing in Martian soil, but of course what they don't say is that with the radiation factor and the temperature, you just can't plop a seed in the regolith and expect it to grow. But we all know that, right?

Here's more info:
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