August 16th, 2008

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[links] Link salad got up early and went hiking, and all I got was this lousy post

More on the state of my stunt colon

Ghoti and choughs againLanguage Log with some deep geekery about the inefficiency of learning English.

Cheese wedding cakes — ZOMG!!! It’s almost enough to make me want to get married again someday. (Thanks to kateyule.)

Mmmm. Radium. — Machine translation here in case you don’t read French. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Neanderthals Didn’t Mate With Modern Humans, Study Says — Clearly these guys have never been to a frat party. Actually, there’s some pretty cool genetics in this article. (Thanks to lt260.)

Before the gunfire, cyberattacks — Infowar in Georgia. I believe the Chinese have been conducting similar campaigns against Pentagon servers for a while, albeit at a lower level of intensity. (Thanks to lt260.)


8/16/08
Time in saddle: n/a (3 hours hiking on Mt. Hood instead)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 239.0
Currently reading: The Avatar by Poul Anderson

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