June 7th, 2013

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[links] Link salad wakes up way too early and flies home

Well-known tumor supressor has a surprise double role: Killing cancer cellsAn alternate protein is taken up by other cells, in some cases killing them. (Via Michael Fay.)

World's Oldest Human Tumor Discovered - Over 120,000 Years Old

The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand — (Via [info]threeoutside.)

A Password So Secret, You Don’t Consciously Know ItResearchers work to develop passwords so secret that only your unconscious mind knows them.

Marriage is Over: “Live With It” — Fascinating.

5 Surprising Drone Uses (Besides Pizza Delivery)

Squadron Leader J A F MacLachlan, the one-armed Commanding Officer of No 1 Squadron RAF, standing beside his all-black Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC night fighter — Heck of a story here.

WWII Drug: The German Granddaddy of Crystal MethCrystal meth is notorious for being highly addictive and ravaging countless communities. But few know that the drug can be traced back to Nazi Germany, where it first became popular as a way to keep pilots and soldiers alert in battle during World War II. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Preventing Pearl HarborScrivener's Error with a detailed analysis of the current government surveillance scandal.

NSA-Verizon Surveillance: Welcome to the United States of Total Information Awareness — Juan Cole on the same.

Yeah, About Benghazi — There is no scandal there, assuming you live in the real world. Which the GOP demonstrably does not. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

QotD?: Where will you go today?




6/7/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (Birthday busy-ness)
Hours slept: 5.25 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornados for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Making Money by Terry Pratchett

jay-cranky_old_man

[personal|travel] Tired, heading home

I'm badly underslept after a good but complicated day yesterday. I'll report more when my head is clearer, but for now, I leave you with this image from my Omaha birthday party (not JayCon) last night:

Jay Lake birthday party, Omaha, June 6, 2013

That pretty much says it all.

Flying home now.




Photo © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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