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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-28 20:03
Subject: [links] Link salad, shamefully delayed
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Tags:cool, funny, links, personal, photo, politics

Stunning Grand Canyon photos — (Thanks to lt260.)

Watch the Road: World’s Earliest SatNav — I’m not sure if this is for real or not, but it’s amazing and hilarious either way. Seriously retro tech.

The Nevernever Vanlillypond (a/k/a my sister and Mother of the Niece) with a funny photoset of a Portland art car.

James Fallows on the presidential debate — Interesting stuff.

WaPo with handy presidential debate fact checking — (Thanks to my brother.)

Some on the right are joining a chorus of criticism over Sarah Palin — Antifeminist cryptoliberals are everywhere. Like George Will, say.

pecunium explains the Wall Street meltdown and proposed bailout — A very simple, clear analogy. (Thanks to lt260.)

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

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User: autojim
Date: 2008-09-29 03:36 (UTC)
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In 1955, Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR roadster, with Denis "Jenks" Jenkins as his navigator, setting a record of just under 10 hours, 8 minutes. They pre-ran the route, and Jenks scribed pace notes that were scribed to a long roll of paper and placed into an aluminum box, which Jenks read from and scrolled through along the route. Some more details are available on Moss's Wikipedia entry, including the recent (2006) disclosure that he used ampetamines during that race (a not-uncommon practice at the time that was not then prohibited by sporting regulations). I mention this in reference to your "nav watch" link. :)

I mention this
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-29 03:38 (UTC)
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Stirling Moss was very cool guy.
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User: autojim
Date: 2008-09-29 04:57 (UTC)
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Is. Sir Stirling is still very much around. Jenks, however, passed away in early 1997.

After Jenks' death, Stirling took a slow pass up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the 300SLR #722, holding aloft Jenks' "device", in tribute to his lost mate.

Ooh! Found it! Here's a picture of a replica "Roller Map", on a place on Stirling's website where you can buy a replica of it! My Garmin Nuvi 200 just can't hold a candle to this. :)
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2008-09-29 04:08 (UTC)
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Falcon 1 has reached orbit.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-29 12:09 (UTC)
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Woo hoo!
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