Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad looks at pictures of matchstick men

A reader reacts to "America, Such as She Is" — I think he liked it. Note my publisher's kind offer to allow me to send an electronic copy of the story to anyone considering their Hugo, Nebula or World Fantasy Award nominations, referenced here [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ].

The Rise and Fall of the Metal Airship — Some cool 'lost technology'. (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

Largest Moon of 2009 Over the Alps — More APOD awesomeness.

Blindsight — James Gurney on subconscious visual processing. Fascinating stuff.

Centauri Dreams on the Casimir Effect — Money shot is the commentary tying the Casimir Effect to nanotechnology and interstellar payloads.

Gap in what we say vs. what we do about racism — This just in, dog bites man. (Thanks to lt260.)

When the Education Bubble Finally Pops — Some interesting social analysis about the lifetime value of higher education vs. the costs. (Thanks to danjite.)

Guantanamo agents 'used torture' — The Beeb on how the good guys (that's us) do it. My friends on the Right like to talk about 24 and ticking time bonbs, but mostly we're just hurting people real bad for years at a time.

Report: Schlozman Broke The Law, Then Tried To Hide It From Senate — Those liberals and their silly little ethics. The GOP showed us how it's really done, and the Bush DOJ declined to prosecute. If you're a conservative reading this, tell me, was Scholzman's conduct ok with you? If so, would it have been just as ok for a Democrat to do this?

The Way Back — In a rare moment of aberration, a Republican shows some sense. Too bad for the future of this country that Representative Davis didn't have some of these ideas when he was in office.

?otD: Hey Bungalow Bill, what did you kill?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 222.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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