The Grants Pass cover — For the antho sale I announced yesterday.
How to download free books, music, and movies from local libraries — Interesting. Speaking as a consumer, I applaud. Speaking as a copyright holder, I go, “hmmmm.” (Thanks to lt260.)
Using Cepheid variables to send information across galactic distances — Wow. Imagine the crypto requirements on that.
The Large Hadron Collider is a symptom of America’s decline in particle physics and, some fear, in science overall. — Yep, and I can really see how the know-nothing anti-science agenda of the Republican party is really going to fix this problem in international competitiveness. It’s ok for us to be a second rate power so long as we don’t teach evolution in schools, right? (Thanks to lt260.)
Jay Lake’s normal spewing of liberal blah — Heh. Clearly I have refused to acknowledge the glittering social, political, economic and military successes of the past eight years.
Bob Herbert in the New York Times on the pride of being liberal — “Liberals. Your food is safer because of them, and so are your children’s clothing and toys. Your workplace is safer. Your ability (or that of your children or grandchildren) to go to college is manifestly easier.”
Time in saddle: 30 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 235.6
Currently reading: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl