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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-05-22 01:55
Subject: [links] Link salad flies west
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Tags:books, cool, culture, escapement, links, personal, science, weird
Fantasy Literature likes Escapement Powell's | Amazon ]

"The Medusa and the Snail" — If you can't make a hell of an SF story out of this, you're not trying.

Lifes Persistence through the BombardmentCentauri Dreams on the Late Heavy Bombardment.

Giant Lens May Be Distorting Echo of the Big Bang — I question the use of the terms "supersonic" and "subsonic" with respect to the velocity of the solar wind in a vacuum, but perhaps I am ignorant. Interesting squib in any case.

7 WTF Military Weapons You Won't Believe They Actually Built — (Thanks to danjite.)

Intellectual Monopolies Kill: Two Examples — (Thanks to danjite.)

?otD: Baltimore or Baltiless?

Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold; A Long Line of Cells by Lewis Thomas

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2009-05-22 13:07 (UTC)
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I have a book by Lewis Thomas with this essay in it. It's great.
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2009-05-22 17:47 (UTC)
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Have you ever read My Tank is Fight!, it's a collection of 20 WWII era WTF weapons that mostly never got off the drawing boards.

Flying tanks, amphibious tank/submarines, etc.
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