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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-01-15 05:13
Subject: [links] Link salad for a January Thursday
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Tags:books, contests, culture, funny, green, links, mainspring, person, politics, polls, process, publishing, reviews, science
The caption contest voting poll is live — Give it a shot! Some funny stuff there. Prize is an ARC of Green.

A reader reacts to Mainspring — Not so much with the liking. Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ]

I Didn't Dream of Dragons — Another, very thoughtful voice in the current "writing the other" fracas flowing around the blogosphere. This one reaches deeply. (Snurched from matociquala.)

From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story — Macmillan Digital Marketing tells us how a book comes about. Warning: do not watch while drinking coffee, or you will need a new keyboard. (Thanks to lt260.)

New York Times: Fiction Reading Increases for Adults — Huh. Interesting.

What Kids Are Wishing From — Another genius post from Dark Roasted Blend.

DNA Could Illuminate Origins of Medieval Manuscripts"This could help us understand not just things, not just books, not just medieval cows, but people."

Deep Sea Fish Uses Mirrors to See — Wow, that's cool. The Intelligent Designer must have been quite busy.

Mars methane discovery hints at presence of life — Wow. (Thanks to tetar.)

Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops — Spooky stuff, this. A bit more Star Wars than we usually think of the space program as being. (Thanks to tetar.)

How one book ignited a culture warThe Guardian talks about Salman Rushdie. This also touches on the "writing the other" issue, albeit from a different perspective.

He's Leaving. Really. — Some lovely snark in The New York Times about Bush's farewell address.

?otD: Where have all the flours gone?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 222.2
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: ozarque
Date: 2009-01-15 14:10 (UTC)
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Many thanks for the "I Didn't Dream of Dragons" link.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-15 14:13 (UTC)
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You are most welcome.
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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.: cooking
User: slithytove
Date: 2009-01-15 16:51 (UTC)
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Where have all the flours gone?

Gone to Dixie every one. When I lived in NC, an entire aisle in every supermarket was various kinds of flour. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, flour takes up barely six feet of shelf space at the Acme. Tarheels bake. Pennsylvanians don't.

When will they ever learn?
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User: yourbob
Date: 2009-01-15 17:06 (UTC)
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AotD: Long time passing.

After being bread, rolls, gravy, whatever.

Also, that question would be a good contender in the caption contest.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2009-01-15 17:08 (UTC)
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Re the question of the day: Did you know that "flour" is actually "flower"? White flour is the "flower," or best part, of the wheat, in the same sense that fleur du sel is the "flower" of the salt; the spelling was changed only in 1830. Reference: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=flour
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-15 17:17 (UTC)
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Wow, that is cool!
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2009-01-15 20:21 (UTC)
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I wish the MacDigital people had consulted with my department before posting that video. It's a fact that no agent has ever stapled anything they've mailed to a publisher. I think they have a religious prohibition against staplers.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-01-15 20:31 (UTC)
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*I* have a religious prohibition against staplers, as far as that goes.
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