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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-07-08 04:52
Subject: [links] Link salad for an Omaha Tuesday
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Tags:cool, links, personal, poitics, publishing, science, tech, trial

elfs with a review of Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon ]

I wish that son of a gun would take that other hand out of his pocket.The Edge of the American West (a history blog) comments on Robert Heinlein, libertarianism and sex. Definitely worth the read.

Bird on a Wire - Flying Wing UAV Recharges on the Fly — A UAV which leeches power from existing lines. Man, this is very cyberpunk.

Galaxy evolution and the language of violence — Interesting essay on galaxy formation, and the way astronomers discuss it.

Freakonomics on climate change — Once again, this blog is challenging my conceptions, though in a rather lateral way. This post discusses a paper which looks at the historical relationship between climate change and economic crisis, with some unexpected (to me) results.

Nanotube Radio — Tunage for your gray goo! Seriously, this is some way cool ultraminiaturization. (Thanks to lt260.)

Deeply awesome Antactic photography — (Also thanks to lt260.)

Obama and FISA — Between this and his faith-based announcement, I’m starting to feel a little played here. I realize politics is politics, and he needs to capture a bigger tent than the corner where I happen to stand, but the FISA stuff is b.s. The whole point of his campaign is to roll back the radically extra-Constitutional agenda conservatives have foisted on this country in name of “security.” I can wrap my head around the faith-based stuff, that’s always been part of his positioning, it just disappoints me. (Thank to my Aunt M.)


7/8/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (travelling)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Pavane by Keith Roberts [ abebooks.com ]

sitioning, it just disappoints me. (Thank to my Aunt M.)

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

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ozarque
User: ozarque
Date: 2008-07-08 12:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I really wanted a look at the story about "galaxy evolution and the language of violence," but when I click on that link I get a blank page. [Courtesy of my antiquated browser, I'm sure, not of your link.] If it's not a major hastle, could you post the title and author of the article for me when you have a spare minute, so that I could try googling for the piece?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-07-08 12:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry!

Here is the direct link, in case that helps:

http://www.starstryder.com/2008/07/07/galaxy-evolution-and-the-language-of-violence/

The author is Dr. Pamela L. Gay

She is at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

The title is: "Galaxy Evolution and the Language of Violence"

I hope that's enough info to help! I'm off to work right now, but let me know if you are not successful ... I could print a .pdf of the blog page tonight and email it to you.
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ozarque
User: ozarque
Date: 2008-07-08 14:53 (UTC)
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Got it! The direct link didn't work, but Google took me straight to it when I typed in the title and author. Thank you, Jay. And no need to apologize; the problem isn't your links, it's my creaky old browsers.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-07-08 23:12 (UTC)
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Excellent!
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ozarque
User: ozarque
Date: 2008-07-08 12:37 (UTC)
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About Obama .... I don't care if he starts giving speeches composed entirely of recitations of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." [Or the lyrics to "The Old Rugged Cross," for that matter.] Bush has managed, in only 8 years, to wreck not only the country but the world. If McCain wins this election, every living thing is doomed. IMHO.
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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2008-07-08 13:35 (UTC)
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Keith Olbermann had a nice Special Comment on Obama and FISA, and I liked is take on it. Basically, the neocons have painted him into a corner with no good way out. If he sides (right now) with his conscience, he gets painted as anti-terrorist and that gives McCain a big boost. So he has to tread very carefully, because as Olbermann said, what's most important *right now* is getting Obama elected. A President Obama can do a lot more to correct the ills of the last 8 years (including FISA since the current bill still allows for criminal prosecution) than Senator Obama can. I think we need to cut him a little slack right now on this issue, because there's no good spot for him to be regarding it.
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calendula_witch: Books
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2008-07-08 16:59 (UTC)
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Keyword:Books
Fascinating, re Heinlein. I have to say, though, it wasn't just adolescent *boys* who were obsessed with him.
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