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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-09 04:59
Subject: [links] Link salad considers forswearing fructose
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Sheep take over the old Lord of the Rings set — Baah.

Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds — Hmm. So my long-term aversion to high fructose corn syrup may be even more helpful. However, if this is borne out, I'll need to cut way back on juice and fruit. (Via danjite and tillyjane.)

A Strange New Take on TelepresenceCould a blob-like robot better convey the presence of a remote user? Uncanny valley, my ass. That's more like the uncanny ravine.

Worker Issues Vex Deepwater DrillingGetting Enough Trained, Rested Employees Is Persistent Problem for Offshore Oil Industry as the Number Of Rigs Soar. Tell me again why industry self-regulation is the conservative solution?

Professor Newt's Distorted History Lesson — What really happened in Medieval Cordoba. Confidential to Gingrich: If you're going to use history to make your point, you might want to try to get it at least a little bit right.

Same-Sex Marriage Decision: "Far From Over"There simply wasn't any evidence, there weren't any of those studies. There weren't any empirical studies. That's just made up. That's junk science. It's easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can't do that. [...] That's what we proved: We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost," Boies said.

?otD: Apples or pears?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 242.8
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Inheritor by C.J. Cherryh

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User: madrobins
Date: 2010-08-09 14:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gingrich's statement is just loathesome, particularly in light of the fact that during the inquisition a number of synagogues in Spain were taken over, not over decades, but overnight, and re-consecrated as Catholic churches. One of the few "paranormal" experiences I've ever had was in one on Toledo (long since abandoned and gone to seed)--I walked in and had to walk out immediately; there was a subsonic wrongness about the place that was overwhelming. Note to Gingrich: your story breaks down when you can's cast Your Side as the innocent victim: back in the Olden Days everyone was doin' it.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-08-09 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hear hear! Truer words were never spoken.
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User: icedrake
Date: 2010-08-09 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So on the CBS article...

1) Ah, those dastardly affects! Sadly, it seems the copy editors had not experienced the affect of a dictionary.

2) Did they seriously put a [sic] in Boies' quote? It's a quote, FFS, do you really have to hide behind an extra layer of "that's what he said, we aren't going to correct it"?
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shelly_rae: Rae in the Sunshine
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-08-09 17:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rae in the Sunshine
I'm with you on swearing off on HFCS and when I stopped drinking fruit juice I lost weight. But don't give up on fruit. The benefits to your digestive system outweigh the small amounts of fructose sugars in them. General obesity is probably a larger culprit than the sugars in fruit.

Plus, what would life be without raspberries?
Mostly apples but when I can get a ripe comice pear? Yum.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-08-10 00:02 (UTC)
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Bartlett pears. Definitely. But only if I can live in the Pacific NW (they don't ship well, and the ones I used to get in the Midwest were abominable).
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User: ex_camillea
Date: 2010-08-10 02:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pears! If they're good ones.

I'm not a good pear-picker-outer.

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