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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-05 10:10
Subject: [links] Link salad on a lazy San Francisco Saturday
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Tags:funny, links, personal, politics, religion, science, writing
aliettedb mentions a Polish appearance for her, me and many other fine writers — In my case, "Tom Edison and His Telegraphic Harpoon", which is a short drawn from Original Destiny, Manifest Sin.

The Edge of the American West busts a cap on the concept of the "historical novel"

How I Got Out Of Writing An Essay On H.G. Well's The Time Machine. — Hahah. (Via Interrupting Gelastic Jew.)

APOD with the mighty rings of Saturn

The Singularity and the Fixed Point — The importance of engineering motivation into intelligence. Wow.

Centauri Dreams on advanced propulsion — Pay attention, you skiffy writers.

First Hot Ice Computer CreatedA computer made entirely of sodium acetate, known as hot ice, solves mazes and other problems. Wow.

Physicists Discover A Magnet With Only One Pole — On Facebook, Alistair Mayer adds: "Turns out they're virtual or quasi particles that act like monopoles, not actual monopolar particles. Still cool, though."

Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets — Ah, heartland values and gun rights, always a potent combination. (Thanks to seventorches.)

Conservatives Speak Out Against the Worldnutdaily — Huh. Some more of this and I might actually be able to respect conservatives again. The comments section, however, is a real swampland of crazy.

Parents demand to vet Barack Obama school speech over 'indoctrination' furyFollowing in a tradition established by Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr, the speech will be broadcast live from a Virginia high school [...] "This is not civics education," Steve Russell, an Oklahoma state senator, said. "This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or Saddam Hussein's Iraq." Yes, I certainly remember all the conservative protests when Reagan and Bush did this. Confidential to conservative America: Don't you people ever get tired of being angry cranks? (Via zootcadillac.)

Question of the Day — Ed Brayton asks: If you're convinced that any form of government-run or government-paid health care is a terrible, evil system that destroys liberty, takes away private choices, leads to rationing and early death and allows faceless bureaucrats to decide who lives and who dies -- all commonly heard arguments, I think you'll all agree -- shouldn't you also be in favor of eliminating the VA health care system entirely? After all, you wouldn't want to inflict such an evil system on our veterans, would you? Um, yeah. Hello? Conservative America? Anyone?

?otD: Where does the Jefferson Airplane land?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (San Francisco hills!)
Hours slept: 8.0
This morning's weigh-in: 228.5
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham

Originally published at jlake.com.

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russ: wysokie napięcie
User: goulo
Date: 2009-09-05 18:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:wysokie napięcie
Gratulacje! To bardzo dobra wiadomość, że będzie twoja historia po polsku w internecie! :)
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2009-09-05 19:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
ROtFLMAO over the Wells' essay.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-09-05 21:16 (UTC)
Subject: Where does the Jefferson Airplane land?
Why, of course at one of these Monticello airports:

KMXO Monticello, IA, USA Monticello Regional Airport
KMSV Monticello, NY, USA Sullivan County International Airport
KMCX Monticello, IN, USA White County Airport
6M6 Monticello, MO, USA Lewis County Regional Airport
2K0 Monticello, IL, USA Piatt County Airport
KEKQ Monticello, KY, USA Wayne County Airport
KLLQ Monticello, AR, USA Monticello Municipal Airport/Ellis Field
U43 Monticello, UT, USA Monticello Airport
74FL Monticello, FL, USA Jefferson Landings Airport Private
UT59 Monticello, UT, USA Needles Outpost Airport Private
GA06 Monticello, GA, USA Monticello Sky Ranch Airport Private
MS50 Monticello, MS, USA Clay Airport Private

Edited at 2009-09-05 09:16 pm (UTC)
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