A reader reacts to Mainspring [ Powell's | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ]
A reader reacts to Escapement [ Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]
A reader reacts to METAtropolis [ Audible.com | Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]
Post-Medium Publishing — An interesting take on the value propostion of publishing. Counterpoint regarding ebooks here, "What's Wrong With eBooks?" Note all the discussion of the relationship between content, formats and prices. (Via a mailing list I'm on.)
Black Holes Cannot Exist in Latest Theory of Quantum Gravity — Some fascinating intellectual contortions here.
The Why of METI and SETI — Centauri Dreams asks some important questions. "Because it's cool" isn't really enough of an answer. Except maybe it is...
Simpler Colon Cancer Screening — A new blood test could improve cancer-screening compliance. Pay attention, people. This almost killed me.
'Smoking kills', doctors warned in 1606 — Heh. (Thanks to danjite.)
Glenn Greenwald: CIA Directors conclude CIA shouldn't be investigated for murder — I can remember when conservatives at least pretended to stand for the rule of law, and railed against criminals getting off on technicalities. Even Watergate worked the way it did because many in the GOP chose principle over party. But somehow when it comes to torture and murder in the name of antiterrorism, situational ethics born of fear have displaced Constitutional loyalty among Republicans.
?otD: Chocolate or vanilla?
Body movement: n/a (up late last night)
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning's weigh-in: 233.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine
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