Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[links] Link salad for a hump day

Steven Hawking on the origins of the universe — I can barely follow this, and it’s in the popular press, but it is fascinating.

Zapping Individual Cancer Cells — A laser microscalpel which can target individual cells, one at a time.

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety — From the department of things I didn’t know I didn’t know. Interesting, in a food geek/international law/biotech way.

The Academy Strikes Back — An article about language bigotry in France, which provides an interesting triangulation on the “English only/official English” movements here in the US.

Freakonomics (again), this time on experience versus information — I’m not sure I agree with the proposition, but it’s an interesting question.

Fair play for the CIA — A review of Hugh Wilford’s The Mighty Wurlitzer, with some fascinating observations on the CIA. (Snurched from Scrivener’s Error.)

A list of McCain flip-flops — Mostly it’s conservatives who are consistency fetishists. Given the way Kerry got hammered over flip-flops in the 2004 election, it might be instructive to see how many times Mr. Straight Talk Express has changed his positions. Your Liberal Media was happy to help railroad Kerry but won’t touch stories like this about McCain, for the most part, because they’re so, um, liberal.


7/9/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (travelling)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

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