Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[links] Link salad gets ready to go to Montreal

Check out the Fictional Character Pickup Line contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

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 OnlyLanguage 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 usesCentauri 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?



8/5/2009
Body movement: n/a (overslept)
This morning's weigh-in: 223.5
Currently reading: The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart


Originally published at jlake.com.

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