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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-07-09 04:55
Subject: [links] Link salad definitely has a chest cold
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Tags:funny, health, language, links, personal, politics, science, weird
The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks — The name says it all. (Thanks to corwynofamber.)

10 weird uses for vodka — (Thanks to garyomaha.)

First Drug Shown to Extend Life Span in Mammals

LRO won't convince the Apollo deniers — Apollo denial is just as mentally fractured as Intelligent Design, supply side economics or vaccination denial — batshit faith-based thinking pretending to a rational basis. It just doesn't have the same massive policy implications, and nobody dies from it.

?otD: Why do we call it a 'cold' when it makes us hot?



7/9/2009
Body movement: n/a (overslept due to ongoing chest cold)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (no scale at beach house)
Currently reading: n/a (Just finished The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (re-read))


Originally published at jlake.com.

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lauriemann
User: lauriemann
Date: 2009-07-09 14:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
While I agree that most of those theories are batshit, I think supply-side economics is a less black and white issue. I say this as a liberal. Economics isn't physics. Different times call for different economic solutions - the same things don't work every time. Supply-side economics generally worked well in the '80s. However, continuous supply-side economics in concert with very little government oversight led to the mess we're currently in.
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Kari Sperring: Living With Ghosts
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2009-07-09 15:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Living With Ghosts
?otD: Why do we call it a 'cold' when it makes us hot?

Maybe because it can cause shivering? that's a good question, though
Kari in the UK.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-07-09 16:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As an evolutionary biologist, myself....
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-07-09 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
At least we're not planetary scientists dealing with flat earthers! :)
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2009-07-10 02:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:crayons
I'm inclined to think it's called a cold because colds tend to give us fevers, which make us think we're cold, even when we're not.

Either that or corwinofamber is right.

Are you rereading the entire series?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-07-10 03:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think I am backing into rereading the series. Miles, and the Discworld books, are my two favorite long narrative arcs, though there are individual books or short series from other authors that I perhaps like better.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2009-07-10 18:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:crayons
The Miles books are my favorite series.

I am always looking for more series where the characters change and grow up like he does rather than being static, but they're not easy to find.
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