July 5th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for a three-day weekend

Laptops stolen from Claron West Students — Ouch.

Legendary Swords’ Sharpness, Strength From Nanotubes, Study Says — The relationship between Damascus swords and carbon nanotubes. The things you learn doing story research…

APOD with a cool image of a comet between fireworks and lightning — You need to scroll to the right to get the full effect.

The Wall Street Journal promotes the offensive hagiographication of Jesse Helms — Shorter version: Without Helms, liberals would be nothing, so never mind the bigotry. Meanwhile, C.E.P. is cranky about it, too.

7/5/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

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