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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-29 05:10
Subject: [links] Link salad sidles toward New Year's Eve
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Tags:books, contests, cool, culture, escapement, funny, links, mainspring, personal, photos, polls, reviews, science
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.

A reader reacts to Mainspring and Escapement — Mixed reviews in both cases. Also a number of other pocket reviews here.

Today's Sally Forth hits a point about our missing future that doesn't get addressed often enough — "The Gernsback Continuum" notwithstanding.

Spelunking the T — A tour of abandoned lines and stations of Boston's subway. I am soooo jealous.

The first woman to navigate a dirigible solo — From x-planes. The hat is something.

Inside the Secret Service — A photoessay from Life.

The Lithium RushTechnology Review with a striking photoessay on Bolivian salt flats and lithium.

The Problem With Warp DriveCentauri Dreams with some deep neepery on the Alcubierre warp drive.

?otD: Pandora or Endor?

Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 226.0
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring

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User: e_bourne
Date: 2009-12-29 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I used to ride Boston's Orange line (I liked that they were named after colors). I now feel like an archeological exhibit myself. Ah, the nostalgia. Scully Square. The Red Hat. The first Ikea. Love that Muddy Water.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-12-29 16:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Endor was a plot device to grant victory to the good guys. Pandora is its own ecology. Reminds me in some ways of Dan Simmons' "Hyperion."
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2009-12-29 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Better Sally Forth link. The previous one went to a "You are not authorized to read this" page.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-29 16:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Frick, they make it damned near impossible to direct link to that comic.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2009-12-29 16:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I thought I was the only one who read (and appreciated) Sally Forth. So glad to know I'm not utterly alone.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-12-30 02:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Secret underground stuff is cool. Thanks.
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