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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-10-02 02:00
Subject: [links] Link salad for a travel day
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Tags:books, clockpunk, cool, escapement, food, green, links, mainspring, personal, photos, publishing, reviews, science
A reader reacts to Green Powell's | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] — Rather badly. Mixed in with a number of capsule reviews. My favorite line of the review is the closer.

Incredible Astronomical Clocks — Fans of the Mainspring series, and readers of Escapement in particular, will enjoy this Dark Roasted Blend feature.

Project BLT — Making your own BLT. Literally. (Via Freakonomics.)

I do not know much about rivers.The Edge of the American West on homoeroticism and race in American literature.

12 Insane Elevated Eco-Parks & Dizzying Outdoor Overlooks — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Darwin Blogs the Beagle Voyage — Now there's a cool idea.

A Startup That Builds Biological PartsGinkgo BioWorks aims to push synthetic biology to the factory level.

?otD: When you look down from the jet, don't you get that magic feeling?

Body movement: n/a (traveling)
Hours slept: 5.0 (sick bounce)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2009-10-02 09:38 (UTC)
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I have been lucky enough to see quite a few of those clocks and they are magnificent. The best place to go in London, moreover, is the clock room in the British Museum. But the king of clocks is the 10th century Chinese astronomical water clock -- no longer extant, alas, but there is a replica.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-02 09:53 (UTC)
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Oooh, cool.
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2009-10-02 15:13 (UTC)
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love the review - taking classes? :")
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