The 2011 Reno WorldCon bid now has a twitter account, @Reno2011 — If you're a tweeple, check it out.
Women, Water and Death — "Tell of your homeworld, Usul."
Drainspotting — The art of manhole covers. (Snurched from Vintagraph.)
External Use Only — Language Log on the phenomenon of "nerdview". I've been going through something similar recently with the_child. She's begun to carefully parse road signs, or try to. The embedded assumptions are sometimes surprising. For example, she asked me why I kept driving past signs which said, "DO NOT PASS." Clearly, I was passing those signs.
A more efficient spacecraft engine — Ion propulsion. Mmm. ETA: A working rocket scientist comments on this item.
Anomalies and their uses — Centauri Dreams with some not-so-minor mysteries of spacetime here in the solar system.
Remember To Wear Your Brown Shirt — How the Republicans win arguments. In case you somehow thought conservative opposition to the healthcare reform process was principled.
?otD: What ever happened to 54'40" or fight?
Body movement: n/a (overslept)
This morning's weigh-in: 223.5
Currently reading: The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart
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