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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-05-31 07:04
Subject: [links] Link salad remembers those who served, and those who still serve
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Tags:cancer, culture, funny, health, healthcare, links, oil, personal, process, religion, sex, shellyrae, tech, writing
shelly_rae responds to my post yesterday about cancer, discomfort and pain — Not to mention Oxycontin.

Writer's Risk — Steve Perry on the risks of success and reader identification. (Via Year of the Word.)

Today's college kids lack empathyCompared to 30 years ago, it's all about me now, study finds. Kids today. Hey, get off my lawn!

xkcd on Geeks and Nerds — Whatever happened to biting the heads off live chickens? Or did those guys become media consultants?

Fainted after macerating — Hahaha. Not utterly worksafe, but nothing that should trip a keyword filter.

Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of Rig — Hmm.

Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore itThe Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades. (Thanks to lil_shepherd.)

Pray for the First Amendment — Repeat after me, kids. Freedom of religion means freedom from religion. Any other way iies madness, especially for the faithful. See portolan for a cogent argument of this point.

?otD: What soldier do you most admire?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 235.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue, GI distress)
Currently (re)reading: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

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User: silvertwi
Date: 2010-05-31 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Haha. That xkcd -is- awesome. ... but it's not kxcd. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-05-31 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oi. Thanks. Fixed.
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2010-05-31 15:42 (UTC)
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Hey, try taking that quiz on empathy that is cited above. I tried it and found it very confusing, and also didn't get an outstanding score, even though I am really a pretty empathetic person. As well, I had to take it twice, because I had gotten mixed up on several questions. It flipflops the "empathy" side of the scale every question, alternating positive statements with negative statements, so that it's hard to answer your own questions correctly.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-05-31 16:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oi. I didn't do that. Nothing like a well-designed survey instrument...
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