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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-06-19 01:59
Subject: [links] Link salad wants to go back to sleep
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Stretching My Legs — Me guest blogging again at Tor.com.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile patent — With bonus Wienermobile links!

Two Angles on Meteorites — More really cool Deep Time stuff from Centauri Dreams.

Dunhuang Star Atlas — Ancient Chinese star map from APOD. Now this is just darned cool.

A Skin Test for Alzheimer's Disease — Wow.

Did anyone get the number of that Erdos? — xkcd with some deep math geekery.

Ghost Jams — We get those in Portland. I've seen one at 2 am on the Banfield.


Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: shsilver
Date: 2009-06-19 13:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The original driver of the Weinermobile was Meinhardt Raabe, who also played the coroner in The Wizard of Oz. He talks about both experiences, as well as appearing at the 1933-34 World's Fair, and being a civil defense pilot in World War II in his book Memoirs of a Munchkin.
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Lawrence M. Schoen: PaperGolem
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-06-19 13:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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I loved the XKCD strip (but then I usually do).

Hmmm... it might be time to revive the Latke number thread. You've been a busy boy since this was last kicked around. Are there enough collaborations (with enough different authors) to merit an anthology? Imagine a title like Erdos, Bacon, and Lake. The reference to Bacon almost guarantees that you have to write a short story with Scalzi.
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jaylatke: Gravas
User: jaylatke
Date: 2009-06-19 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Gravas
What? What? Oh, you mean the thread here!

What a great idea.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-20 16:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Are there enough collaborations (with enough different authors) to merit an anthology?

I do believe so. Though it would require a publisher foolish enough...
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Lawrence M. Schoen: PaperGolem
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-06-20 17:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:PaperGolem
Foolishness isn't an obstacle.

However, a quick perusal of the bibliography on your website (which may or may not be current) only shows about five or six unique collaborators. Perhaps in time though...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-20 17:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Erm, off the top of my head: Greg van Eekhout, Michael Jasper, Ruth Nestvold, Shannon Page, Bruce Holland Rogers, Ken Scholes, Jenn Reese. The Rogers and Scholes have not been published. So maybe not quite enough.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-06-20 18:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm thinking we'd need to pull together a good 80K worth of stories, and I don't think you're quite there yet, unless we allow for multiple appearances of one or more collaborators (which kind of defeats the point a bit, to my mind).

In your copious free time (no, no, stop laughing, you'll hurt yourself), maybe you'll invite one or two of the many Portland-area writers to come over, toss back a few beers, and hammer out 2-10K words. Do that a time or two, and we'd be in business.

Then too, I'd still like a shot at collaboration with you. Of course, if I'm the "foolish publisher" in question, I'm not comfortable being twice the fool and publishing my own work.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-20 18:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-20 16:39 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Ghost jams
I had the same reaction back in 1988 or so when a team won the Nobel Prize in Economics for demonstrating that politicians act primarily out of self-interest. As an economist friend explained at the time, the recognition isn't for observing the obvious, it's for finding a formal and useful way of modeling and describing the obvious for purposes of analysis.
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Leah Cutter: Battle lines
User: lrcutter
Date: 2009-06-19 18:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Battle lines
Thought you might find this interesting as well:

http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/email/book-futures

Know that you're in my thoughts, and I keep hoping the best for you.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-20 16:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is fascinating. Thank you. And I appreciate your thoughts and hopes. Thank you for that as well.
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