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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-09-23 04:12
Subject: [links] Link salad finds courage
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Tags:cancer, culture, ebooks, health, links, personal, politics, publishing, religion, science
My liver biopsy was clean — An amazing round of comments from you guys. Thank you, everyone. This is a hard road, and the journey is by no means over, but it just got a lot shorter and easier.

The Death of the Book has Been Greatly ExaggeratedWhy are tech pundits so eager to announce that the Ebook is taking over? Besides, it was only a flesh wound...

deus ex cerebrumScience In My Fiction on the roots and roles of religion.

Divided Minds, Specious SoulsThe experience of a unified mind and the possibility of an everlasting soul are connected. And there is scant evidence to support the existence of either.

Palin and Foreign Policy — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the questionable foreign policy insights of the woman who can see Russia.

?otD: Do you know why sometimes you get frightened?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (post-op haze)
Body movement: Brief suburban walking (post-op haze)
Hours slept: 3.0 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Yesterday's chemo/postiop stress index: 6/10 (post-op pain, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Deceiver by C.J. Cherryh

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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2010-09-23 14:27 (UTC)
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I'm behind on LJ, and just caught the biopsy results. *So* much happiness and relief for you and your family, Jay.
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User: the_blue_fenix
Date: 2010-09-23 21:14 (UTC)
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Extremely glad for your non-cancer report.
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User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-09-24 14:58 (UTC)
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If Palin were really so stupid, you could find real quotes to snark with -- not misquotes.

She said that Russia could be seen from some islands off Alaska -- which is true.

She went on to say that Alaska's Coast Guard often worked with the Russian Coast Guard, rescuing each other's fishermen. Which is just as relevant as Obama saying his best foreign policy experience was living abroad as a child. (Which he really did say -- on his website, till Republicans began agreeing with it. ;-)

She didn't say she invented the internet, either.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-09-24 15:04 (UTC)
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This is what we call snark...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-09-24 15:07 (UTC)
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To be slightly more specific, her real idiocies are sufficiently legion it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Which founding father? Which newspapers? Just to name two off the top of my head.
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