Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad boards the flight home

Then and nowx planes with a striking pair of photos of a wrecked WW II flying boat.

The Amazing Steam Engines Of The First CenturyAn online translation of an ancient text reveals some engineering marvels from antiquity. The question isn't who invented or discovered something first. The question is who managed to do so in a way that the idea propagated.

Il était une fois... les technologies du passé. — French kids try to make sense of technology of decades past. (Via goulo.)

Mud Volcano Emerges from the Arabian Sea — You have to like the headline.

Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798 — Really, I can't imagine. She's not smart, articulate, or oratorial; as Rush Limbaugh says, that's precisely what America needs in a leader.

GOP's childish opposition to healthcare reform — There's telling it like it is.

Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798 — A little bit from the Founders themselves. So embarrassing when they're not good Tea Partiers, isn't it? (Thanks to danjite.)

'Else You Will Be Dealt With According to Mob Law' — Violence and intimidation in the antebellum South. Some interesting parallels here to the current conservative discourse of victimization.

?otD: Window or aisle?




1/21/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (barely touched Sunspin, the day ate my schedule)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Currently reading: Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick

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