Me, on the Google Books settlement and your legislators: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — (Yes, this is a repeat link, but I didn't want this post to fall into the trough of weekendity.)
bjcooper says nice things about METAtropolis
Theory of sacrifices —
Tom's Glossary of Book Publishing Terms — Hahahahahahahah.
Planet of the Grapes — A wine map of the world, for you fans of alternative cartography. Not to mention oenophiles. (You know who you are.)
scarlettina on restaurant discounts for the unemployed — Some interesting thinking there. Go check it out, put in your 2 cents worth or show her some link love.
slithytove on swine flu — IRL, he is an ER doc.
APOD with the interaction between Prometheus and Saturn's F-ring
Flexible Heat Miner — Technology Review with some cool commercially applied tech. This one is awesome.
Non Sequitur on cospiracy theories — As I read this I realized something odd. Conservatives are always on with the conspiracy paranoia. Red Scare, John Birchers, all the hoo-hah during the Clinton years about Whitewater and Vince Foster, the perpetual rumblings about world government and nationalization, the Obama "birthers" and the widespread belief that Obama is coming for their guns. Yet all the real conspiracies in American politics which leap to mind were foisted by conservatives. Watergate, Iran-Contra, the fraudelent run-up to the Iraq War (specifically the Iraq Study Group), pretty much anything Cheney has ever done. As usual, those who yell the loudest are the perps, apparently. Are there any significant conspiracies in modern political history foisted by liberal-progressives which have objective reality to them, the way Watergate or Iran-Contra do?
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 218.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
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