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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-03 05:03
Subject: [links] Link salad wishes you were here
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Tags:funny, links, personal, photos, politics, science, weird
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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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-02-03 13:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
OMG. The cake, it is amazing.

The comments are even more so.

Cake nerds?!
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nojay
User: nojay
Date: 2009-02-03 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The "Build more starships" bumpersticker might have been referring to the Voyager spacecraft which were launched in 1977.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-02-03 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've managed to find myself astride both kinds of beasts during the course of my existence.
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Brent Kellmer
User: skaldic
Date: 2009-02-03 16:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
actually, the camel isn't necessarily all that far from home. Certainly not from a wild herd, but Stalingrad/Volgograd is closer to the Caspian than it is to the Black Sea, and you'd start seeing domesticated camels the further east that you go into central asia. You certainly had a lot of domesticated camels from the Caspian eastwards during the Great Game in the 19th century.

The comment below the picture says that such camels were common in Volgograd up through the 1980s...
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2009-02-03 20:29 (UTC)
Subject: Climate change
The other day I had a conversation with someone who said "See, climate change isn't real! Record snowfall in X place. Record cold and snow in Y place. Z is suffering the coldest temperatures in 50 years. See?"

I responded, "Did you see that you said the word 'record' in each of those statements? Why do you suppose that is?"

*Crickets chirping*
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