Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad is watching the detectives

Ursula K. LeGuin interviewed on the Google Books Settlement — I continue to refer to GBS as "banal evil", but I suspect Ms. LeGuin would drop the adjective. And she swings a much bigger bat than I do. (Snurched from scarlettina.)

Printing body parts — Ok, this is just freaking cool.

B-24 over Ploeisti — Striking WWII photo from x planes.

Mod 1966 ad for Frigidaire refrigerators and freezers — Check out the model's costuming in this ad. Wow. I think we need a space age fashion revival.

OInternational Space Station comes together — A cool animation of the construction process. (Thanks to KOF.)

And a gorgeous photo of the ISS, from APOD

Is Democracy Killing Democracy?The founding fathers saw this coming, but the walls they erected to contain the mob may no longer hold. Tea Party, anyone? Or for that matter, Coffee Party? (Thanks to my Dad for that link.) The GOP has always had it wrong. Government isn't the enemy, government is us.

Right-wing media praise Bunning for blocking worker pay, relief to unemployed — Stay classy, GOP. It's what you do best. While people starve. Are you proud of your Republican Party?

Beat Them, Sure -- Just Don't Annoy ThemMore likely, [the Senate Republicans] just overlearned the lessons of 1993-1994, and are operating under the mistaken impression that obstructing the majority is always good politics for the minority. On top of that, Republicans do seem much more interested in the short-term reactions of conservative talk show hosts than they are in, well, anything else

?otD: How can he be wounded if he's got no heart?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 (slept well, but short)
This morning's weigh-in: 227.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10
Currently reading: [between books]

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