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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-12 04:08
Subject: [links] Link salad wishes it was a fisherman, tumbling on the seas
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Tags:cars, cool, culture, funny, links, personal, reviews, science, stories
Various interesting comments concerning my Lone Star Stories short, "On the Human Plan" — I like what Rich said about my 'poetic mode.'

Mr. Tact responds to my recent post on backing up your fiction like a pro [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — He is not so much with the agreeing with my methods, though our goals are pretty much the same.

The Geek Goes for the Jobprincessalethea, One of Our Own, makes a pitch for that Australian dream job. Note her excellent taste in books, too.

Lesson Planning 101: How to teach comics responsibly in a composition class (Watchmen) — Snurched from The Edge of the American West.

Covered Wagons: When Paint Just Ain't Good Enough — Mmm, art cars.

Two satellites collide in orbit — Wow. Though this is old news by now, the Internet being what it is, still fascinating. And of course, part of me wonders if this was a 'satellite killer' test strike. (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

New antibiotics would silence bugs, not kill themIn future, the most effective antibiotics might be those that don't kill any bacteria. Instead the drugs will simply prevent the bacteria from talking with one another. (Thanks to lt260.)

Something Darwin Didn't Know — The first part of this is hilarious, but I disagree with his conclusions, which privilege religious discourse with a false equivalency to empirical discourse.

New Clues to How Primates EvolvedRegions of DNA prone to duplication may have played a vital role in human evolution.

When Was the Last Time Someone Answered Yes to One of These Questions?Freakonomics asks something I've long wondered about. (And yes, I've long understood the answer, too, but it still strikes me as weird; on the order of nailing Al Capone for tax evasion.)

?otD: What is a hurtling fever train, anyway?




2/12/2009
Body movement: 40 minute stationary bike ride
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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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2009-02-12 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A page-by-page breakdown of how to tell a children's story (P. D. Eastman's Sam and the Firefly) that's so brilliant I can't tell if there's sardony here or not.

(If there's irony when you're being ironic, surely there is sardony when you're being sardonic. And what about being resurgent? Surely the first time you were surgent, weren't you? What about an insurgency? You're being insurgent. Why can't you therefore insurge?)
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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2009-02-12 19:17 (UTC)
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That comic breakdown is way interesting. Thanks for linking to it.

And I'm sure there's a feed for the Freakonomics blog. Maybe I'll be able to find it over my lunch break.
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