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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-26 06:46
Subject: [links] Link salad is a boxer and a fighter by its trade
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Tags:culture, gay, links, personal, politics, process, science, tech, weird
100 Aspects of Genre: Story v. Sentence — Daniel Abraham is really damned interesting.

A 1944 Christmas miracle for Gen. PattonThe World War II general's holiday greeting to troops in Europe that winter included a prayer entreating God to end the rains that were bogging down the United States' 3rd Army. Interesting and vaguely weird bit of cultural and military history.

Cambridge university refuses to censor student's thesis on chip-and-PIN vulnerabilities — (Via danjite, on account of I missed it.)

What a gay Marine taught me — A little note for all the bigots and fools on the conservative side of DADT.

?otD: Does the fighter still remain?




12/26/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (Sunspin outline development, a bit of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 247.6
Currently reading: Between books

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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2010-12-26 15:07 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
What's weird to me in that DADT article is that after the touching insightful story and his own strong arguments why gays should be allowed to serve, the guy still says with apparently grudging reluctance "Do I like the idea of openly serving gays? No. Do I recognize that my military needs to look like my country? Yes." I guess he's just being honest about his ingrained irrational prejudices, but man.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-26 15:32 (UTC)
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In a way, that still seems like progress to me.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2010-12-26 16:50 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
Agreed, it is progress, but it still feels kind of like reading someone write "Even though I feel blacks are inferior, I think racial segregation is wrong."
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-26 17:01 (UTC)
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Point absolutely taken, yet as rightly wretched and despicable as your example is, there was a time in our history when that example would have constituted a progressive statement.

As matter of simple social comity, I'd rather have bigots say, as it were, "I'm a bigot but I'm wrong, therefore we will change even though I don't like it" than "I'm a bigot and you're wrong, therefore we will not change even though you don't like it." As a matter of morality and conscience, there are far better answers to be sought, but this is a step on the road.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-12-26 19:46 (UTC)
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Cambridge university refuses to censor student's thesis on chip-and-PIN vulnerabilities


Some days my alma mater makes me proud.
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anghara
User: anghara
Date: 2010-12-26 22:37 (UTC)
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I feel I should stand up and cheer for Cambridge!
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emmainfiniti
User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2010-12-27 02:19 (UTC)
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AotD: Yes. To do otherwise under the circumstances would be unthinkable. In other times, other circumstances, one might make other choices. But not today.
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