Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[links] Link salad wishes you were here

Stalingrad 1947 — From vintagephoto. I'm pretty sure that camel is way out of place.

Come to the Dark Side: We Have CakeCake Wrecks outdoes itself.

Google Earth's latest realm is under the sea — Also, some Google Earth wierdness here at Freakonomics, courtesy of the Indian justice system.

Interstellar Studies: Building the BaseCentauri Dreams with more on the issue behind interstellar exploration. I remember a 1970s bumper sticker which read "BUILD MORE STARSHIPS NOW!" It was the "MORE" which always caught my attention.

Dark Roasted Blend with some mighty cephalopod weirdness

Emperor penguins face extinction "They are long-lived organisms, so they adapt slowly. This is a problem because the climate is changing very fast." Once more, nature shows a reality-based liberal bias. Sigh. (Thanks to lt260.)

Extinct ibex is resurrected by cloning — Holocene Park, anyone? (Thank to lt260.)

ericjamesstone corrects me on my comments on the Bush Administration's bi-partisanship — Specifically in the context of the initial moments of his presidency. I was viewing 43 through the lens of hindsight — and the Permanent Majority — but the fairest comparison of the beginning of the Obama administration would be the beginning of the Bush administration.

?otD: And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?




2/3/2009
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 220.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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