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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-06 08:50
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Monday
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Tags:funny, language, links, personal, politics, science

The Semicolonial State of San Serriffe — Being somewhat semicolonial myself, I really appreciated this squib from Strange Maps. Warning: typesetter humor.

xkcd with more on the size of things — Heh.

Photovoltaic paint on steel — This is change you can believe in. I wonder if this has transportation applications. Worthwhile link if you write (or read) near-term SF/futurism. (Thanks to tetar.)

Oldest ‘Footprints’ on Earth Found — “The oldest-known tracks of a creature apparently using legs have been discovered in rock dated to 570 million years ago in what was once a shallow sea in Nevada.” Apparently this sucker dates from the pre-Cambrian. (Thanks to lt260.)

Bank robber uses Craigslist to make getaway — Plus an inner tube! This is straight out of Hollywood. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

We can’t defeat Taleban, says Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith — Apparently the British have become objectively pro-terrorist. (Thanks to lt260.)

Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

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

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User: thecrimsony
Date: 2008-10-06 16:55 (UTC)
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LOL at XKCD's Ipod reference.
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User: reudaly
Date: 2008-10-06 21:42 (UTC)
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I SO didn't read that as "Semi-COLONIAL". I read it as "Semi-COLON-ial State..."

We had a blast with you this weekend. I'm so glad you came down for FenCon. VERY sorry I missed the lipsticking of timiller.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-10-08 00:47 (UTC)
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Photographs were taken...


I had an *excellent* time. Thank you very much to you and all the lovely and talented concom for making that happen so well.
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User: reudaly
Date: 2008-10-08 01:42 (UTC)
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I have heard there is photographic evidence. I can't wait to see it.

Oh, and your box shipped today by Priority Mail. We're told it should be there Thursday.
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John A Pitts
User: bravado111
Date: 2008-10-06 21:48 (UTC)
Subject: re: photovoltaics on steel
What about ceramics? Much lighter than steel and likely used in making robots and power armor.

or any surface, canvas even.

Seeing a whole new self-powered industry forming here.

Imagine aluminum cans painted with this, so each can has the ability to keep the beverage at an optimal temperature, with additional equipment.

Or domes on lunar colonies.

Paint jobs on race cars, rocket ships, dirigibles.

Mass robot hoardes to take over the world. Just saying.
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