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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-31 05:03
Subject: [links] Link salad looks for the thermostat
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Readers, Writers, and Blogs — Sherwood Smith riffs on matociquala's recent post on auctorial constructs. And in case you missed it, see also John Scalzi on this topic.

If you're going to be in the Bay Area in early March, don't forget to register for FOGcon

Yesterday's call for Sunday photos has produced some pretty cool images: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Mostly on the LJ side of the blog. I'll leave it open another day or so for stragglers, then post a roundup and pick my favorite(s).

More on railcar dumpers — 100+ year old film clip of one in operation. (Via mapescapacity.)

App Turns iPhone into a Smarter Camera — Hmm. Computational photography.

Ignosticism — Once again, tongodeon is all about the epistemology. This one made me think.

Fox Tries To Debunk Global Warming, Fails Miserably — This just in: conservatives wrong on major issue, confuse ideology with facts. Equally shocking, sun rises in east.

?otD: Is it "turn up the heat" or "turn down the heat"?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (3,700 new words on Sunspin book one.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 252.4
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-01-31 13:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Definitely "turn down the heat" -- have you seen the cost of #2 fuel oil lately?
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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2011-01-31 15:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Turn up the heat" and/or "turn down the thermostat" seem correct to me.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2011-01-31 17:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What I love most about that railcar dumper scene, aside from the fact that it was filmed by Edison himself, is the copyright frames inserted into the film, the watermarks he uses to remind the audience of who made and owned it. Edison was a relentless protector of his intellectual property rights, and this film shows that in full force.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-02-01 03:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>Edison was a relentless protector of his intellectual property rights<<

His and nobody else's. :)
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-02-01 03:06 (UTC)
Subject: "The warmest year on record"
What I've invariably found so far when people point to record-setting lows in 2010 as evidence against global warming is that they completely forget about this thing called the "Southern Hemisphere". Taking the planet as a whole instead of just being Northern Hemisphere-centric, yes, 2010 was indeed the warmest year on record.
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