August 30th, 2008


[links] Link salad for a Saturday

Centauri Dreams on preserving future history — More on those mysterious write-once/read-many analog storage devices known as “books”.

Will lasers brighten nuclear’s future? — Fuel enrichment with frickin’ lasers. Can an evil nemesis be far behind? (Thanks to lt260.)

Aug. 29, 1965: Long-Distance Calling … Very Long DistanceWired on an interesting moment in telecommunicatons history.

Bagpipes provoked Olympic alarm — “A bagpipe player sparked a security alert at the Olympics - after Chinese police mistook his musical instrument for ’some kind of weapon’.” A perfectly understandable error! (Thanks to danjite.)

Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd lowest level on record — Those liberals and their Global Warming myth really have gotten everywhere. Good thing we have conservatives to hold the line on the truth, regardless of reality. (Thanks to lt260.)

What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective. — (Snurched from shsilver.)

Time in saddle: 25 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 236.6
Currently reading: The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

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