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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-04 05:44
Subject: [links] Link salad sniffs the autumn air
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Tags:books, cool, links, mainspring, personal, politics, reviews, science
A minireview of Mainspring — Along with a number of other reviews from reader sublate.

Gizmodo on the Studley Tool Chest — The name alone... But what an artifact. :: wants ::

Options for a Red Giant FutureCentauri Dreams things big.

20 (More) Strange and Exotic Endangered Species — (Thanks to danjite.)

The Mad Scientist Bringing Back the Dead.... Really. — A real life mad scientist with a heck of a story. (Thanks to safewrite.)

Triple Helix: Designing a New Molecule of Life — Wow. More Big Cool. (Thanks to lt260.)

Be Nice to the Countries That Lend You Money — A blunt piece about China's economic relationship to the U.S. (Thanks to danjite.)

?otD: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow??

Body movement: 80 minute suburban walk (same route, faster pace)
This morning's weigh-in: 222.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-12-04 16:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bruce Sterling brings us Atompunk, "a strictly pre-digital period, but it includes mid-century Modernism, the 'Atomic Age,' the 'Space Age,' and, especially, lots of Communism and communism paranoia in the USA. Communist analog atompunk is an ultimate lost world. Sovjet styling, underground cinema, Googie architectuur, Space and Sputnik, moonlanding, superhero-comi, art & radioactivity, the rise of the US military/industrial complex & the fall-out of Tsjernobyl." Sounds like Mr. Stross's favorite universe.

Sterling adds, "And it's Dutch. So there."
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2008-12-05 00:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Amazonian or European?
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2008-12-05 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Against or with the wind? (since the Amazonian vs. European question has already been asked)
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