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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-28 05:01
Subject: [links] Link salad plans to go see Avatar today in 3D IMAX
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Don't forget the latest caption contest voting poll — I'll be closing this out today or tomorrow, and declaring a winner, so if you haven't voted yet, go check 'em out.

Atheism, cancer and me — Relinking a Christmas Eve post of mine in case you took the weekend off for holidays. Comment thread is still active, and has a lot of really good discussions, though it is quite long at this point.

My cancer and digestive health TMI post spawned an interesting comment thread on LJ — Which was then echoed, in various ways, by calendula_witch here (hysterectomy), fjm here (celiac), joycemocha here (menopause) and accioayla here (joint disorders). And possibly more I don't know about. Fascinating stuff in some of those comment threads, too, as we all talk about things people Don't Talk About.

Failblog with the "four Fs" — "Fighting, fleeing, feeding and mating." Ahem.

A Microbial EncyclopediaScientists have mapped the genomes of 56 species of microbes. I love the comments about the density of species. Interesting stuff.

Anniversary of a cosmic blast — Somehow I missed the original event. This piece from Bad Astronomy is fascinating, violence on a literally astronomical scale.

For Airline Passengers, Pat-Downs, Searches and Restroom Monitors Pilots on Sunday declared an emergency after a second man, also a Nigerian, spent an unusually long time in an airplane restroom. Oh, joy. Speaking as someone who often spends an unusually long time in restrooms, this will make flying even more of a treat. Maybe there's an upside to me being grounded for the next seven months.

?otD: Avatar or Dances With Smurfs?

Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-12-28 14:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, reading the celiac post made me realize I should update/revise my post on allergies and what they really are. Too many people use "allergy" about food when they really mean they don't like it.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-12-28 14:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Restroom Monitors?

Does this count as voyeurism for mile-high club members?
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Galdrin ap Morgan
User: galdrin
Date: 2009-12-28 14:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD = Avatar
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User: gvdub
Date: 2009-12-28 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'd recommend the Dolby Digital 3D over Imax if you can find a theater that's using it. Higher frame rate, less ghosting, brighter screen, and an overall smoother experience.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-12-28 21:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Digital 3D has a *brighter* screen than Imax? Eek. I saw it in Digital 3D and thought it to be way too dark. Maybe I just need to see the non-3D version.
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User: gvdub
Date: 2009-12-28 22:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Such is my understanding, at least. Dolby 3D uses dual projectors, each showing frames at 3x normal frame rate with a color wheel, so each eye gets individual red, green, and blue frames for what would be a single frame in a standard film. The glasses are frequency polarized rather than angularly polarized, and the result is supposed to be a better 3D experience. If I go see it a second time, I'll do Imax to compare (sure, it's a cheap excuse).
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2009-12-28 18:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
hmm - so video conferencing with Day Jobbe?
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