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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-12 07:03
Subject: [links] Link salad takes out its guitar and plays
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Tags:art, books, cheese, ebooks, escapement, healthcare, japan, language, links, northwest, personal, pinion, politics, publishing, reviews, science, travel
A reader reacts to Escapement — And Pinion.

Adam Engst on iPad and ereaders — Interesting thoughts on the ebooks publishing process. (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

Language nudges ArtLanguage Log on linguistic gender and cheese. Mmm.

Similar quake due to hit Northwest — Home, sweet home.

A false color map of the Honshu earthquake's tsunami wave height — One of the more frightening images I've ever seen, in a weird way. (Via Bad Astronomy.)

Japanese official says pumping system caused nuclear plant blast — I really feel for Japan already, but this is a twist that cuts deeply into a unique scar on their cultural psyche.

How Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Systems WorkThe world's only earthquake warning system likely helped limit damage and loss of life. Government spending in action.

Coase Goes to War — Bribery as a precision guided munition.

New FAA Rule Turns Airplane Lavatories Into Deadly Traps — To quote [info]danjite "Number of terrorist attacks on US planes per year, average: 0 Number of legitimate deployments of oxygen masks per year: 40-50. FAA: Remove oxygen from toilets to prevent terrorism!"

[info]pecunium on how government regulation saves lives

Dumbing Deficits Down — Paul Krugman on deficits, healthcare and the disingenuousness of politicians.

?otD: Heavy metal or easy listening?

Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (2,800 words on Sunspin, much WRPA)
Body movement: Urban hiking to come
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Esprit de Corps by Lawrence Durrell

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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-03-12 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A “Smart Bribe” can be a lot cheaper than a “Smart Bomb.”

And a tried and true tactic with a long history.
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Matthew S. Rotundo
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2011-03-12 17:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Uh . . . metal, of course. Like that was even a question.
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mlerules: CuMoon pendant w/bee bling
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-12 20:25 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Keyword:CuMoon pendant w/bee bling
Muzak of heavy metal.


Enjoy yr urban hiking! Off next to lunch, art-thingie, Stomp!, and dinner at iorio. Zoom!
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