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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-03 05:41
Subject: [links] Link salad relaxes, needs some information first
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Tags:books, cancer, cool, egypt, health, links, personal, politics, science, sky, stories, tech
I have two items on the Locus recommended reading list for 2010 — My collection from Subterranean Press, The Sky That Wraps, and my Sunspin short story from Is Anybody Out There?, "Permanent Fatal Errors".

Optics of Thánatos — John Burridge on, among other things, talking to me about cancer and death.

Aerial ropeways: automatic cargo transport for a bargain — Courtesy of Low-tech Magazine. (Via corwynofamber.)

How Babies Know What Robots Are ThinkingNew research tells us something about infants' theory of mind, as well as how to build robots humans instinctively recognize as sentient.

Scientists Discover Ancient Body Clock — Tick tick.

Motherlode of potential planets found: more than 1200 alien worlds![T]here could be a million Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

Egypt Stymies Republican Message MachineThe Republican strategy in the Senate this week was simple: force Democrats to consider a total repeal of President Obama’s health care law to draw attention to the fact that the president’s party still supports what Republicans believe is a wildly unpopular law. It worked like a charm, except for one problem: No one was watching. A "wildly unpopular" law that polls quite well if you ask people about what it actually does, rather than throwing out scare questions. And honestly, this couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of liars and political con men.

?otD: Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?

Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (3,000 new words on Sunspin book one, some WRPA.)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 252.0
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-02-03 13:42 (UTC)
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Nobody home. We all went to Florida.
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Paul Weimer
User: princejvstin
Date: 2011-02-03 13:51 (UTC)
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I am enjoying a beautiful sunrise...even if the air temperature is below zero...
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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-02-03 14:55 (UTC)
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And next up on the Republican agenda: redefining rape* and blocking the regulation of green house gas emissions.

*Although they seem to be backing down on that slightly.
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User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-02-03 14:58 (UTC)
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Not sure if it's so much them backing down, as being too damn embarrassed to push it because they realize it's a really REALLY messed up strategy.
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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-02-03 15:09 (UTC)
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as being too damn embarrassed to push it because they realize it's a really REALLY messed up strategy.

Evidence that they've ever been too embarrassed t push their strategy?
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ubiquitous_a: palin-2012amoral
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-02-03 14:57 (UTC)
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"And honestly, this couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of liars and political con men."

Jeez, so much this. Think of all the poutrage that went wasted this week. I do, and I laugh and giggle.

I'm also getting to the point where I'd love to see Sarah Palin run for President. Especially since all of the polls indicate that were she to do so, it would be not just a landslide victory for President Obama, but states that haven't gone blue in more than 50 years.....would vote for Obama too.

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Bruce E. Durocher II
User: bedii
Date: 2011-02-03 15:22 (UTC)
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If you haven't seen it in the past I suggest you look at the website for Farm Show Magazine, which I keep meaning to subscribe to, in addition to Low-Tech Magazine. A wonderful source of information on what people do when they're stuck in the barn for much of the year, ranging from homemade roller coasters and dumbwaiters to diesel motorcycles from scratch.
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User: rekre8
Date: 2011-02-03 15:33 (UTC)
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I do believe it's working...good.

When I made it home last night, my house was holding steady at 45 degrees. Today, I need to re-load the wood rick, as I've gone through a bit of it.

(45 is a fine temperature to be outdoors in, hiking or otherwise playing in the sun. Not so good a temperature for the living room houseplants.)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-03 17:52 (UTC)
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Indoors, no, not so good... ;p
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2011-02-03 17:01 (UTC)
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That was certainly an evocative piece by Mr. Burridge. Good work all around.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-02-03 17:18 (UTC)
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And then democracy broke out in the Middle East.

Republicans: Curse you, Democracy! Again you have stolen our thunder and the attention that was rightfully ours!
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his wholiness the rev drjon: Author Bio shot
User: drjon
Date: 2011-02-03 20:32 (UTC)
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Keyword:Author Bio shot
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