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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-23 05:52
Subject: [links] Link salad is back home in its own space
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Kindle Advent Calendar: Day 3 - Christmas Season — This is kind of cool!

A Captive Christmas: 1919Shorpy goes to prison.

Seeing Beyond the Big BangCentauri Dreams with some very Big Idea cosmology.

British team discovers lost Eden amid forgotten forest of Africa — Via Google Earth, no less. And "discovers" for some value of "discover" which doesn't include the people who live there now. Ahem. (Thanks to lt260.)

Siphonophore — WTF!? Cthulhu under the waves. (Thanks to lt260.)

Survey: Keyboards, DRM to become scarce in 2012 — Don't think I believe this, but it's interesting.

Statistics on religion in America — (Thanks to Matt Staggs.)

It's time to amend the 20th amendment — Sandy Levinson on lame duck obstructionism. As usual in matters political, ask yourself what the reaction would be if the party roles were reversed. (Snurched from Scriveners Error.)

?otD: What kind of jelly does Santa's bowful tummy shake like when he laughs?

Body movement: 40 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 219.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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John A Pitts
User: bravado111
Date: 2008-12-23 15:56 (UTC)
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aspic... that's my best guess.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2008-12-23 17:53 (UTC)
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Redcurrant jelly, of course.
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User: mastadge
Date: 2008-12-23 18:12 (UTC)
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Liberal propaganda helps transform the microbial community.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-12-23 19:16 (UTC)
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Thanks for the religion stats link.

Interesting to see that "Mormon" ranks at roughly twice that of "Unitarians" (admittedly along with "...and other liberal faiths"). Yet everyone has heard of Mormons and they wield tremendous power (not always used for good, IMHO) while many have not heard of UUs and we wield cups of coffee (inside joke, sorry).
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