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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-01-05 06:02
Subject: [links] Link salad for a new year Monday
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Tags:books, cool, culture, fiction, links, personal, photos, politics, publishing, science
The House of 87 Cabinets Revisited — Mmm, fiction.

DailyLit — Books sent to you in daily installments via email or RSS feed. Hmm. Fascinating, Captain. (Thanks to garyomaha.)

Stunning photographs of landmark captured over six-month period — (Thanks to danjite.)

5 Amazing Blue Holes — Some interesting nature photography of dive sites. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Shorpy with another steam locomotive — Punked!

Why computers and cars make us so unpleasant — Money shot: Vanderbilt reports that people in open-topped cars tend to be nicer and more patient. But not because they're happier, or because they're getting lots of vitamin D they're less insulated than other drivers, less able to pretend that the world isn't there.

The sun at perihelion

Justice Sandra Day OConnor on liberty vs moralityOur obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code. That's an awfully weird statement coming from a Republican. Too bad her record as a justice belies this as thoroughly as her party's record at governance does.

?otD: How is the winter of our discontent?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 219.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: fledgist
Date: 2009-01-05 14:18 (UTC)
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I'm hoping for the Sun of York, meself.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-01-05 14:41 (UTC)
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"Why computers and cars make us so unpleasant" = elusivem
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jeffsoesbe: yeff yahoo avatar
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2009-01-05 21:29 (UTC)
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Re: " they're less insulated than other drivers, less able to pretend that the world isn't there"

I have a theory about this that relates to these situations, and even to your posting a long time ago about the guy on the plane who put his luggage in the overhead bins at row 4 then walked back to his seat in a different row.

I call my theory "The Death of Abstract Sympathy".

- yeff

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