Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad wonders how many roads it must walk down

A nicely positive review of Mainspring

Knife-Wielding Robot Performs Stabbing TestsResearchers create a system to prevent robots from accidentally stabbing people. I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

Project Icarus UpdateIs Jupiter the best place to collect massive amounts of helium-3?

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages — (Via Language Log.)

The Right's continuing efforts to rehabilitate Joe McCarthy — When you don't have enough crazy in your movement, reach back into history for more!

Speaking of crazy, Stalin makes a comeback — He killed more Russians than Hitler did, but what's a little history when ideology is at stake? Amazing how much the American Right has in common with Soviet nostalgists.

Specter, Crist and Bennett — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with an analysis of internal Republican politics that surprises me somewhat. I'll have to think on this.

?otD: Where was that answer blowing, again?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (poorly)
This morning's weigh-in: 233.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (infusion day, GI)
Currently (re)reading: The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

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