October 30th, 2008

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[links] Link salad, “The poet and the painter, casting shadows on the water”

Tor.com interviews Dan Dos Santos — In which he says nice things about the Green cover.

Proporta Elephant Camouflage Kit - NEW Learn from the mammoth mistakes of your past and don’t let a lack of subtlety be your downfall. (Thanks to danjite.)

Red Sex, Blue Sex: Why do so many evangelical teen-agers become pregnant? — This is just sad. Family values. (Thanks to danjite.)

SETI: Figuring Out the Beacon Builders — Some really interesting stuff on SETI. One of the authors of the paper discussed is SF’s own Dr. Gregory Benford.

Emory workshop teaches teachers how to teach evolutionSome students burst into tears when a high school biology told them they’d be studying evolution. Another teacher said some students repeatedly screamed “no” when he began talking about it. (Thanks to danjite.)

Arctic ice thickness ‘plummets’ The thickness of Arctic sea ice “plummeted” last winter, thinning by as much as one-fifth in some regions, satellite data has revealed. Apparently the Arctic ice cap is in the tank for the liberal myth of Global Warming. Who knew the North Pole was Socialist? (Thanks to lt260.)

Call Him John the Careless — George Will on John McCain. Funny stuff. But sorry, George, McCain’s a real conservative. You don’t get out of owning the disaster of GOP rule that easily.

Can You Guess a Person’s Politics by Their Personality? Psychologist Team Says Yes — Guess what political alignment is driven by fear of change and avoidance of open-ended thinking. (Nicked fromtetar.)

NPR’s Science Friday on e-voting codeentp2007 says here, “It has a video interview with Yee and he comes into the audio segment at 13:30.” (Thanks to entp2007.)

Question of the day: Who is John Galt?


10/30/08
Body movement: airport walking
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 226.4
Currently reading: n/a

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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[travel] “In a deck chair over Kansas City”

At the airport in Portland. Heading for Calgary. Writer chat in the waiting area, on the plane and beyond. Expect continued light blogging, possibly a missed link salad day or two. I’m going to try my damndest to keep schedule on Tourbillon, but if I finally miss a day, it will be this weekend.

See some, all or none of you at WFC!

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.