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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-15 05:19
Subject: [links] Link salad goes to chemo class today
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Tags:contests, cool, language, links, personal, photos, politics, publishing, science
Don't forget the new caption contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Entries will close in a day or two. And a Pinion ARC will definitely be in the prize package.

barbarienne on eBook production costs — To touch back on a common sore point on this blog and elsewhere.

Mad about English: The age-old language struggle — A review of a fascinating book. (Snurched from Language Log.)

Cellular WondersThe winners of the American Society for Cell Biology's annual image contest reveal the beauty within cells. Some truly lovely microphotography.

x-planes with the Cedric Lee monoplane, circa 1914

Propulsion from Quantum Vacuum?Centauri Dreams with some deeply SFnal concepts about 'propellantless' interstellar propulsion. Perpetual motion indeed.

Gangsters, Discharged Police Officers, Athletes Gone Astray... — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the beauty of historical writing, plus some interesting labor relations stuff. I found Ford's denial at the end of the piece to be fascinating. It's a classic conservative, "who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" ploy.

?otD: Have you stopped beating your eggs yet?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: 225.4
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

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scarlettina: Wonder
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-12-15 16:34 (UTC)
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On the subject of microphotography, National Geographic ran a wonderful gallery of pollen photographs last month in the magazine. You can see the gallery online, too. It's beautiful stuff that makes us sneeze.
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