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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-08 05:28
Subject: [links] Link salad sleeps the sleep of the dead
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Tags:amazonfail, cars, cool, links, movies, personal, photos, process, publishing, science, weird
lonfiction with a thought experiment for writers — Concerning motivation and unsold words.

Amazon, Macmillan Settle Price Dispute The Wall Street Journal with more lazy, single sourced pro-Amazon reporting. One of the reporters replied back to my query about their coverage by telling me they were waiting for the iPad release to see how the price increase fell out, without acknowledging my point about the lack of coverage of dynamic pricing or Macmillan's perspective.

Galleycat with a brief round up of the quiet ending of the Amazon-Macmillan Standoff — Given a continued lack of public statements on the part of Amazon's senior management, I'm not convinced this is over. I continue very disappointed ghat both the popular media and the general media are treating this almost exclusively as a "price increase: story, when the reality is much more nuanced.

Fritz Lang: Behind the Scenes with a Master Science Fiction Filmmaker — Wow. (Via @pablod.)

Vintage dating techniques from the 1930s — Wow. The past really is another country. (Via vintagephoto here.)

Sun halo over CambodiaAPOD with an alien sky right here on earth.

Scaramanga's flying car — I was impressed as hell by this when I was 12.

Secret Caves of the Lizard PeopleStrange Maps with some downright Dero history of hidden Los Angeles.

?otD: Have you danced the Lorazepam tango?

Writing time yesterday: 0 minutes (infusion day)
Body movement: 30 stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.25 (soundly)
This morning's weigh-in: 225.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 6/10
Currently reading: [between books]

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2010-02-08 13:38 (UTC)
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*giggle* that flying car looks like the love child of a Pinto and a glider.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-02-08 17:04 (UTC)
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the Fritz Lang thing was fantastic....
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