September 16th, 2013

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[links] Link salad heads for the mountains

Clarkesworld, Year Four, part one — A review that covers my short story, "Torquing Vacuum".

Think Seeing A Little Male Nudity On TV Is Too Explicit? Then ... It's Time To Hear The Hard Truth.

At Fake Hospital, Kaiser Runs a Testing Ground for New TechnologyPushing around supply carts for miles, tending to plastic babies, and maintaining an ersatz operating theater are how one health-care giant figures out what saves money.

How to Fall in Love With Math

The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator — Wow. (Via [info]danjite.)

Trading bots create extreme events faster than humans can reactOur algorithms now show collective behavior that we do not control.

Another Week, Another Climate Change Denial Article in The Mail — Climate change denialism has slightly more intellectual credibility than evolution denialism, but that's sort of like saying tire rubber is slightly more edible than asphalt.

The Banality of Systemic Evil70 percent of those age 18 to 34 sampled in a poll said they believed that Snowden “did a good thing” in leaking the news of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. So has the younger generation lost its moral compass? (Via David Goldman.)

Qotd?: How high will you go today?




9/16/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a(forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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[photos] Most embarrassing childhood photo ever

Herewith find attached the most embarrassing childhood photo in the history of EVAR. I posted this yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. Hilarity ensued in comments. Though my favorite snark was from a friend of Mother of the Child's who looked at it on my phone last night, then said, "So, how many years after that did it take you to get laid?"

Jay
Me, in Nigeria, circa 1979

Your challenge: post your own deeply embarrassing childhood photo, either here or on your own social media presence, but with a link here.

Can you outdo me?




Photo circa 1979, credit unknown. From my personal files.