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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-30 05:26
Subject: [links] Link salad is sick, comes to the Internet anyway
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Tags:art, cool, links, music, personal, politics, publishing, science, tech
More classic and pseudoclassic National Parks poster art — (Thanks to theresamather.)

Ornithopter madness

How to Truck 66 200,000-Pound Antennas to 16,000 Feet — Which reminds of this US Navy land tug, used to hauld decommissioned nuclear reactors from barges on the Columbia to their open grave at the Hanford site. (Via Jalopnik.)

NASA's Version of Star Trek Replicator Ready for On Orbit Test — Ooooh. (Via @JStevenYork.)

America's Next Great Pundit — It could be you. A strange contest. Wonder if I should enter it...

JK Rowling lost out on US medal over Harry Potter 'witchcraft' — Ah, yes. Conservative "thought". (Via Scrivener's Error.)

How the iPod became a tool of war — (Via Scrivener's Error.)

?otD: Which way did he go, George?



9/30/2009
Body movement: n/a (sick)
Hours slept: 11.25! (sick)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman


Originally published at jlake.com.

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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2009-09-30 13:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re: the Presidential Freedom medal: Doris Day?? Really?
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-09-30 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You should totally enter the pundit competition. You'd be fantastic. And, unlike so many Americans, you actually have something valuable to say and the insight and brainpower to back it up.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-30 17:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thinking about it...
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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2009-09-30 21:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the pundit thing, I'd bet on you for the win. Really.
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-09-30 23:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure Rowling deserves the presidential medal of freedom. I loved her books, but to put her on the same pedestal as Harper Lee?

In any case, biased source. I want to see more evidence.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-01 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just for the sake of my curiosity, why is a White House insider considered a biased source on something that happened inside the White House? (Not that I think Rowling should or shouldn't have gotten a medal of freedom, but as-reported there, the reasoning is bizarre.)
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-10-01 00:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure why you think his position clears him of bias. Young, eager politician becomes disillusioned and cynical with the politicians he serves with/under-- and writes a book about it, which is then marketed toward people who have a bias against the politicians he served with.

It may be a little presumptive of me to claim bias on the strength of the summary of the book and several reviews, and a look at the cover...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-01 00:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, that I get. Tell-all books always have that inherent bias.
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