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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-07-02 04:45
Subject: [links] Link salad is pleased about the long weekend
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Tags:cool, culture, health, links, personal, politics, science, tech
The toaster project — A British artist tries to build a toaster from scratch. More here. (Snurched from Freakonomics.)

Stunning new technology allows parents to hold a life-size model of their unborn child — Weird. And cool. (Thanks to danjite.)

Can Aging Be Solved?Gerontology pioneer Leonard Hayflick discusses the biological causes of aging.

Volcano awesomeness from Bad Astronomy Blog

You say Burma, I say Myanmar — A post on the cranky_editors group, pointed out to me by garyomaha. The action is in comments, with special guest appearances from danjite.

"The only chance we have as a country right now is" for bin Laden to "detonate a major weapon" in U.S. — And conservatives wonder why the reality-based community thinks they're crazy. Remember, Beck is a major figure in Your Liberal Media. Amazing what that liberal bias gets up to.

?otD: Why not Minot?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (Twin Peaks!), 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning's weigh-in: 215.5
Currently reading: P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2009-07-02 13:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good links, particularly the one about aging. The analogy of keeping a car in the garage to maintain longevity is an idiotic one, though. Actually, to keep a car longer it's best to drive it and use it regularly so seals and whatnot are maintained.

Anything shoved into a cell and forgotten stultifies. Even cars. Even humans.

My own take is we will solve the problem of aging, eventually.

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User: ullikummis
Date: 2009-07-02 22:21 (UTC)
Subject: Toaster
According to that toaster article, toasters are irreducibly complex, which, as all good ID disciples know, means they can't possibly exist, and now I'm sad. I really like toast.

Yeah, I know I could start a fire and roast the bread on a stick, but that takes alot of time, would probably upset my land lord, and my boss would never believe it took me that long to make breakfast. He's really bought into the lie, spread by malicious humanists, that toasters exist.

Oh well...
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