Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad remembers being link cole slaw

3 Newbie Mistakes I Nixxed — A discussion of writing errors, with Green held up as an example of one.

The science of genius — A much more cogent statement of my theory of psychotic persistence.

Biometric wallet — What could possibly go wrong? (Thanks to my dad.)

The Enigma of ContactCentauri Dreams on Stephen Hawking and First Contact.

Atheistic liberals ARE smarter, but for a funny reasonWhy are intelligent people more likely to be atheistic liberals? I have no idea if this argument holds water, but I find it funny. (Via profbrotherton.)

The Tea Party's Toxic Take on History — Repeat after me. Opinions are not substitutable for facts. Even more so ill-informed opinions.

Antonin Scalia, Affirmative Action Pick. — Ah, good old conservative double standards. Principled consistency 'r them.

Untethered — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the Right's reliance on closed media messaging, political self-awareness, and policy criticism. More dangerously, being “untethered” means that producing actual evidence for an increasingly bizarre view of the world matters less and less. Assertion becomes more important than proof. Got it in one. Shorter Daniel Larison: opinions are not facts.

?otD: What is the craziest thing you've ever done?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.0 (very sleepless)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.8
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

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