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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-18 06:15
Subject: [links] Link salad's face is at first just ghostly
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Tags:baby, books, funny, links, mainspring, personal, photos, politics, reviews, science, sex, stories
A rather nice review of Mainspring From Alex J. Kane.

My single-title novella "The Baby Killers" is up for pre-order — With a nice write-up.

My short story "The Dead Man's Child" is up at Cosmos

Podcast of my widely-reprinted short story "On the Human Plan"

Fifty Years of Romance and Research or a Jungle-Wallah at Large — My new favorite book title. Snurched from Tetrapod Zoology, with the following description: Two of the seals died and Hose performed dissections on them while still in the carriage, "flinging the more perishable parts out of the train window, to the consternation of fellow passengers".

Star Trails and Tajinastes — Quite an image from APOD.

Genetic Programming: Evolution of Mona Lisa — Ok, this is darned cool. (Thanks to tillyjane.)

What Is I.B.M.’s Watson? — Mmm. SkyNet. (Thanks to willumtx.)

The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries — Honestly, they could have dug a little deeper ‐ teratoma, anyone? — but still an interesting article. (Via @inkhaven.)

Panel Recommends Approval of After-Sex Pill — Forced pregnancy enthusiasts oppose reproductive freedom, of course. Also, this just in, sun rises in east.

Republicans Side With BPThe party of personal responsibility seems to think that corporations, while persons, aren't personally responsible for anything. Mmm yes. (Via a guest post at the blog of Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

No Price to Pay for TortureNYT on the Obama administrations ongoing defense and coverup of the Bush administration's torture policies. Ths makes me sick. I voted for Obama because I wanted someone better than Bush in the White House. It wouldn't take much to be Bush's intellectual or moral superior, but in this matter (amomg others) Obama is failing at that simplest of tasks. I am angry and disappointed in our president.

?otD: What is your favorite whiter shade of pale?

Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted, nightmares)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 6/10 (exhaustion)
Currently (re)reading: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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zxhrue: please do not put the bones
User: zxhrue
Date: 2010-06-18 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:please do not put the bones

fortunately watson seems more like WOPR than skynet. but still a good idea to keep it out of any escalation loops.
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Sue Burke
User: mount_oregano
Date: 2010-06-18 17:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can understand Obama's reticence for not opening the can of worms with Bush's torture. I'm in Europe, and a lot of European countries were involved, actively or passively, as well as many countries outside of Europe. It might be moral to seek justice, but it would blow up the future. This can of worms is too big. And there's a lot that needs to be done to make the future survivable.

I'll be satisfied if Obama doesn't torture, and if maybe he can pull off a significant reduction in nuclear weapons. And that will take cooperation, which he can't get if he tattles on what those countries did for Bush.

Ugly compromise? Yes, but probably the intelligent one. Someone's going to be compromised no matter what path Obama takes, because that's how much damage Bush did.
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User: dionysus1999
Date: 2010-06-18 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Teratoma made me shudder.
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