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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-10-03 06:27
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up in its own bed for a change
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Tags:cars, cool, culture, links, metatropolis, personal, photos, politics, reviews, science, stories
The Global Sociology Blog reviews Metatropolis Audible.com | Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] — A somewhat different perspective than the usual genre reviews.

English Electric Lightningx-planes with an impressive classic aviation photo, of an early jet fighter in flight.

this is the coolest picture you'll see all day — Wil Wheaton (who certainly doesn't need link love from little old me), has an awesome photo he ganked from Warren Ellis (who certainly doesn't need link love from little old me, either). Mmm, Star Trek and cars.

And now, nerd news — Ben Goldacre at Bad Science about how junk science news propagates, while the real stories do not. Also serious faults in the medical research system.

Time Lens Speeds Optical Data — I don't give damn what it actually does, I want a time lens. Everyone else who wants a time lens please form an orderly queue.

Don't forget 1996The Talent Show reminds us that the last time the Olympics were in the US ETA: ahem, that when the Olympics were in Atlanta, a domestic right wing terrorist bombed them. Conservative America has not gotten any less crazy since then (no matter how much my conservative friends may be in denial about their own fellow travelers). The IOC surely had that in mind.

?otD: How badly do you want a time lens?



10/3/2009
Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 230.6
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman

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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-10-03 13:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I want a pair of time lenses. I will put them in eyeglass frames and thus be able to read books much faster!

Whooosh!
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-10-03 14:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Talent Show reminds us that the last time the Olympics were in the US,

The Olympics were in Salt Lake in 2002. No terrorist attacks.

:)
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-10-03 14:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No terrorist attacks, DESPITE it being a bastion of Conservatism, I might add.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-03 14:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A terrorist attack, in Utah? Mormons are far too sensible for that.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-03 14:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Meanwhile, I make fix to posting error...
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-10-03 18:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now for my REAL complaint:

The IOC surely had that in mind.

How do you know?
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2009-10-03 15:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That time lens sounds awesome. If it behaves as touted I expect it will revolutionize data transfer and computers in general.

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User: mmegaera
Date: 2009-10-05 02:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:flowers
Frankly, I think the IOC looked at how many times we've had them in North America and Europe, and thought, you know, those guys down in South America seem to have their act together, and it's about time we made the Games truly worldwide.

More power to them.
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