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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-02 05:24
Subject: [links] Link salad invades with thirty armies and some hot dice
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My story "'Hello,' Said the Gun" is live at Daily Science Fiction

Less Talk, More Rock — An old essay on Boing Boing about the creative process, from the perspective of videogames. Pretty interesting stuff. (Gakked from, um, somewhere.)

Eye of the Storm — A wonderful animated steampunk music video. Just watch. (Via [info]oldcharliebrown here.)

Icemobile: 1905Shorpy with Grand Trunk car ferry crossing the Detroit River in winter. Mmm, trains on ice.

Walter Rothschild and the rise and fall of Sclater's cassowary — Proof postive that zoological history is no less weird than any other branch of history. Plus trained zebras!

Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending Bottlenecks — A rethinking of computing architecture. (Via my Dad.)

Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years — And the award for Most Bizarre Headline goes to National Geographic.

Wingnuts Discover Limits to Executive Power — That would be "limits to executive power when wielded by a non-white, non-Republican." Like Ed Brayton, I sure don't remember the Right being angry at Bush for exactly the same thing. Hmm, what could the difference possibly be?

The Most Disturbing Personality on Cable Television — Conservatives on Glenn Beck. He's your boy, enjoy him. (Though in fairness, Beck's ratings have been in steep decline, so maybe there's a limit even on the Right.)

Dagny Taggart Wept — Paul Krugman quoting George Will on railroads: [P]rogressivism's aim is the modification of (other people's) behavior. Uh, George...have you looked at a single conservative talking point in the last 30 years? The conservative movement is about nothing but modifying other people's behavior. Who can be pregnant when, who can have sex with whom, who can marry whom, who can travel when and where, who is allowed to endure financial risk and who gets to be bailed out, what governments other countries are allowed to have. In plain language on the face of its own premises, conservatism is dedicated to the most intrusive government possible.

?otD: South America or Australia?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (2,500 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 254.8 (! - too many carbs yesterday, ate dinner quite late)
Currently reading: Between books

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-03-02 13:50 (UTC)
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Australia. I may not be fluent, but I understand more of the language there . . .
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User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2011-03-02 14:46 (UTC)
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> mall Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years

What about a nuclear war at one of the big box stores? ;-)

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-02 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
:: laughing ::

Boom shaka laka.

Off to edit...
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Bruce E. Durocher II
User: bedii
Date: 2011-03-02 14:48 (UTC)
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My wife and her family were what people in Washington State used to call "Dan Evans Republicans" after the ex-gov. (This translates to "You may be a Dem. but instead of calling you a MF I'll work with you to solve problems, because that's what people in government do.)" One day at a pizza joint she asked her 80+ ex county precinct head grandfather what he thought of abortion. "It's solely the woman's choice. Any attempt by government to become involved would be a massive violation of the rights of the individual." If those words passed George Will's lips, his head would explode...
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User: jordan179
Date: 2011-03-02 19:31 (UTC)
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Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years — And the award for Most Bizarre Headline goes to National Geographic.

It's literally true, though. Of course, if you really wanted to throw particles into the upper atmosphere to reverse global warming, there are less destructive ways to do it than blowing up cities and military facilities, which is what would happen in a "small nuclear war." You could even use nuclear explosives to do the tossing: just do it in an uninhabited area.
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