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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-04-14 13:58
Subject: [links] Link salad is confused by the international date line
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"Shades of White and Road" by camillealexa — Go read it. Trust me on this one.

Language Log learns something new every day — Grammar is a moving target, so buckle up.

Shorpy with a photo of NYPD of a bygone era and what appears to be a motorcycle-mounted machine gun — What, me recoil?

The Rochester ghost subway — Nostalgic futurism in the Rust Belt. Some cool stuff here. (And, in a weird way, reminds me of the Hanford site's subway to hell.)

An Unseen Nearby Star?Centauri Dreams with the return of Nemesis. Science, but also the stuff of space opera.

?otD: Chengdu or not Chengdu?

Body movement: urban walking all day
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Solitudes by John Crowley

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2009-04-15 02:19 (UTC)
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Your recommendation was most worthy. That story was sweetly elegant.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2009-04-15 07:29 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
The failed/cancelled Rochester subway is too bad. I just visited Berlin - fantastic useful well-maintained metro system there. It's too bad US cities just don't get it about decent public transportation, and continue to be designed for cars instead of for people.
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User: creed_of_hubris
Date: 2009-04-23 09:25 (UTC)
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I've been in those abandoned Rochester subway tunnels. There were some people living in them when I was there; they were poaching electricity and had lights.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-23 10:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, that is cool. What kind of squatters?
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User: creed_of_hubris
Date: 2009-04-23 19:32 (UTC)
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They weren't around when we got down there. We just saw some clumps of bedding and chairs around the lights.
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