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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-01-19 05:49
Subject: [links] Link salad hears the captains tell they pay you well
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What appears to be a quiz or poll about Mainspring, in Czech — Wherein I learn my name in that language is spelled 'Jaye Lakea", and Mainspring is Srdce světa.

Zeppelins ahoy!x-planes with a very cool (and slightly trippy) 1945 Goodyear ad.

Belle of Bohemia: 1900 — Some classic architecture from Shorpy. They sure don't build 'em like that any more.

Defining An Algorithm For Inventing From NatureThe pipeline linking ecological discovery to bioengineering insight.

Diamond Oceans on the Outer Planets? — This is so cool I nearly had a nerdgasm.

Weight Loss — Cheryl Morgan points to several pieces of critical info about warming in Antarctica. Those darn facts, always with the liberal bias.

madrobins on faith

U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes — Um. Um. Can I even begin to say what a bag of toxic Christianist nonsense this is?

?otD: How far, to the point of know return?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

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russ: polska walczy
User: goulo
Date: 2010-01-19 14:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:polska walczy
Well, the nominative of your name (as seen on the Czech cover) is "Jay Lake", but "Jaye Lakea" is apparently the genitive form.

(In Polish, the genitive would probably be written "Jay'a Lakea" or "Jay'a Lake'a", as far as I have observed Polish treatment of foreign names.)

I have also noticed with amusement that English speakers often think it's weird when another language puts suffixes onto proper names, oblivious to the fact that English does it with its possessive "'s" suffix, and that for (e.g.) a Pole, it might look just as odd to see "Jan Nowak's" as for us to see "Russa Williamsa". :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-01-19 14:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh. Thanks. And yes, well, English... I think that's mostly because us English speakers don't have a freaking clue about case, as English has lost all but vestigial case markers in favor of other syntagmatic strategies.
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User: icedrake
Date: 2010-01-19 16:04 (UTC)
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That's certainly how you'd inflect it in Russian. Except the script would be much harder to understand :)
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User: martyn44
Date: 2010-01-19 14:59 (UTC)
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I wonder, could these cretins even spell 'blasphemy', much less understand that's what they're committing. Toxic indeed.
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-01-19 15:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Exactly. I think Bierce sums it up well:

by: Ambrose Bierce

"OURS is a Christian army"; so he said
A regiment of bangomen who led.
"And ours a Christian navy," added he
Who sailed a thunder-junk upon the sea.
Better they know than men unwarlike do
What is an army, and a navy too.
Pray God there may be sent them by-and-by
The knowledge what a Christian is, and why.
For somewhat lamely the conception runs
Of a brass-buttoned Jesus firing guns."
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2010-01-19 15:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sdrce sveta appears to mean "Heartworld" so it's clearly a rather liberal translation.
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User: icedrake
Date: 2010-01-19 16:01 (UTC)
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Or "heart of the world," which sort of makes more sense in context.
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User: gvdub
Date: 2010-01-19 16:08 (UTC)
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Jay, I don't know if you'd stumbled across this story about nanobots. Grey goo, anyone?
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2010-01-19 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wish I'd had that article about diamond seas before last Friday. I gave a talk about the solar system, and particularly Pluto, to the 6th Grade at our school. Something like that would have been interesting to discuss.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-01-19 23:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jesus liked to pop a cap in someone's ass.
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User: daveraines
Date: 2010-01-20 01:11 (UTC)
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>> How far, to the point of know return?


That is all.
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