October 6th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for a Monday

The Semicolonial State of San Serriffe — Being somewhat semicolonial myself, I really appreciated this squib from Strange Maps. Warning: typesetter humor.

xkcd with more on the size of things — Heh.

Photovoltaic paint on steel — This is change you can believe in. I wonder if this has transportation applications. Worthwhile link if you write (or read) near-term SF/futurism. (Thanks to tetar.)

Oldest ‘Footprints’ on Earth Found — “The oldest-known tracks of a creature apparently using legs have been discovered in rock dated to 570 million years ago in what was once a shallow sea in Nevada.” Apparently this sucker dates from the pre-Cambrian. (Thanks to lt260.)

Bank robber uses Craigslist to make getaway — Plus an inner tube! This is straight out of Hollywood. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

We can’t defeat Taleban, says Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith — Apparently the British have become objectively pro-terrorist. (Thanks to lt260.)


10/06/08
Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

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