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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-16 06:05
Subject: [links] Link salad goes under the knife again today
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A reader reacts to Green Powell's | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] — They really, really, really didn't like it.

On the other hand, "Rolling Steel" is well-reviewed — Rich Horton's summary of Clarkesworld says nice things about "Rolling Steel", by calendula_witch and me.

TOC: Is There Anybody Out There? edited by Nick Givers & Marty Halpern — I've been meaning to post this. My Sunspin story, "Permanent Fatal Errors", will be in this volume.

Dornier Do-X Flying Boat — One of my favorite aircraft ever. if I were stupid rich, I'd own a fleet of classic flying boats.

Top 10 Astronomy Pictures of 2009Bad Astronomy with some awesomeness.

Planets around sun-like starsCentauri Dreams with more exoplanetary coolness. I wonder how this stuff sits with Young Earth Creationists, ID proponents and other literally minded fools.

Who made the giant Jurassic sea-floor gutters? — Darren Nash talks about trace fossils. I love the idea of behavioral fossilizaton. (I once saw a fossil in the State Central Museum in Ulaan Baator of two small dinosaurs who'd died fighting.)

Return of the steam engine? — Will we all get punked?

Lieberman's Vanity — Ta-Nehisi Coates quoting Huffington Post on Lieberman and healthcare reform. This has been dissolving before our eyes. Last week the Senate deleted the ban on lifetime caps, which will quite possibly be a death sentence for me someday. (My conservative friends who favor the current system might want to consider how they'd feel in my position.) I wonder why I'm a progressive, if this crap is what a 60-vote majority in the Senate gets us.

?otD: Got surgery?



12/16/2009
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

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jtdiii
User: jtdiii
Date: 2009-12-16 14:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Lieberman is from CT, Democrat or Republican has little to do with it. Even more than any other Senator, he is beholden to the insurance companies that are horribly afraid they will lose the healthcare cash cow.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2009-12-16 14:29 (UTC)
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There are several Creationists I annoyed by discussing the idea of life on other planets and responding to "Why aren't they in the Bible, then?" with "Maybe they never suffered a Fall".

Though in fairness I first heard this idea from a Creationist, who had no problem with it whatsoever. In fact it was one of his interpretations of an early passage in Job.

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Michael Curry: minifesto jefferson
User: mcurry
Date: 2009-12-16 15:52 (UTC)
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Keyword:minifesto jefferson
Woot for "Permanent Fatal Errors"

And Lieberman isn't opposing HCR because he's from CT, he's doing it because he's a petulant jerk who is apparently still mad at the Democrats of CT for voting against him in the last primary. If it was just a matter of being from here, Dodd would be standing there with him.
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Clint Harris
User: wendigomountain
Date: 2009-12-16 16:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Why do folks think the steam engine went anywhere? Nuclear power is basically amped-up steam power. So are geothermal power plants. The most effective solar farms produce power with using the sun's energy to create steam.
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