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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-24 05:24
Subject: [links] Link salad contemplates dentition
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GBS Update: The Settlement Is Dead; Long Live the Settlement Negotiations!Scrivener's Error with more on the banal evil that is the Google Books Settlement. Perhaps the witch will stay underneath the farmhouse.

Copyright Troll Opens Floodgates to Mass RepostingRighthaven set out to punish bloggers who reposted articles, but a federal judge just ruled nonprofits have exactly that right. I love the fact that the word 'troll' is in a headline from MIT Technology Review.

What does the filler text "lorem ipsum" mean? — Etaoin shrdlu!

The Griffin Book — This is kind of interesting. A bit about casino blacklists.

Radical Screw-Propelled VehiclesDark Roasted Blend with a cool photoessay on one of the weirder solutions to transport problems.

Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not) — Ah, convergence.

Brown Dwarfs and Planets: A Blurry Boundary — Mmm. Sunspin.

Steve Buchheit on radiation exposures — A tricky topic.

Libya: More questions than answersSlacktivist on just war and Libya.

Evolution Made Us All — A Sunday school hymn parody. Hahah. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Huckabee: "I’d Love the World to be Led by People Who Have a Biblical Worldview" — As Ed Brayton says, "[H]istory shows that those who hold to a Biblical worldview don't generally do anything but fight against equality for everyone else."

Gay marriage a right — not a poll questionIn extolling the fact that the majority now approves same sex marriage, do we not also tacitly accept the notion that the majority has the right to judge? Try to imagine for a moment the consternation upon some woman’s face if a story in the paper announced that “X” percentage of Americans now favors allowing women to work outside the home. Try to picture the brisk dialogue that would ensue if you informed some Jewish man that you now supported his right to practice his religion. Speaking of Biblical worldviews and oppression...

?otD: Do you have any human teeth in your possession?



3/24/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (2,500 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 251.0
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-03-24 12:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Biblical worldview" -- lots of smiting?
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ubiquitous_a: sheldon-bazingaballs
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-03-24 14:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sheldon-bazingaballs


How about the "Gozerian worldview" instead? Lots of roasting in the depths of the Slor....

Dr. Egon Spengler: Vinz, you said before you were waiting for a sign. What sign are you waiting for?

Louis: Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2011-03-26 12:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It also occurred to me that one might reasonably ask: "Which Biblical worldview?" There are rather a lot of characters in the Bible, who do rather a lot of deeds, many of them quite odious by modern or indeed any sane moral standards. Not all of them the designated villains, either.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2011-03-24 12:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
Huckabee: “Wouldn’t it be an exciting thing to have leaders who believe all of us are equal?” he later asked ...

Wow, I'm boggled. I guess "all of us are equal" means "all of us are equally heterosexual Christians" or something.
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ubiquitous_a: Obama-ivoteteaparty
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-03-24 14:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Obama-ivoteteaparty
Exactly. Just like libertarians don't like government or those annoying little "laws"....unless they're dictating what a woman can do with her own reproductive system.
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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2011-03-26 12:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Libertarians tend to be anti-abortion? Since when?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-26 13:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, since the term 'Libertarian' lost its distinction from the term 'conservative Republican' over the past decade. Libertarians per se, not so much, but the Right has redefined the term 'Libertarian' much as they have redefined the term 'Socialist', to the significant annoyance of both groups.
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Button
User: supersniffles
Date: 2011-03-24 13:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD: Do you have any human teeth in your possession?

I'll assume you mean other than the ones still attached to my jaw. Yes, 5 (Just the five). By the dentist's numbers they are #1, 2, 16, 17, & 32. (Which are the wisdom teeth and the top, right molar just in front of that) #31 was also extracted, but not in one piece.
And that's why I now go to the dentist 3 times a year!
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ubiquitous_a: firefly-shiny
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-03-24 14:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:firefly-shiny
What does the filler text "lorem ipsum" mean? — Etaoin shrdlu!

My best friend has the "lorem ipsum" phrase tattooed in a lovely script, flowing around her upper thigh. It's kind of cool. :)
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scarlettina:
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-03-24 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:"So Many Books..."
You buried the lede on the Times article about gadgets, fella. It should have been: New York Times says keep your print books!
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Jay Lake: writing-bookmobile
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-24 14:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:writing-bookmobile
Hell, *they* buried the lede... :p
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scarlettina: LOL!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-03-24 14:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:LOL!
Try to picture the brisk dialogue that would ensue if you informed some Jewish man that you now supported his right to practice his religion.

Just noticed this. I laugh the laugh of the righteously amused. I gotcher "brisk" right here (along with a good brisket recipe when we're done).
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Jay Lake: food-ribs
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-24 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:food-ribs
Mmm, brisket.
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2011-03-24 15:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In the days when I was doing a lot of layout and design on computer, I would sit at my desk singing "Lorem ipsum" to myself, to the tune of Mozart's Requiem (the "Confutatis bit). Just another reason my coworkers feared me.
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Angel
User: valarltd
Date: 2011-03-24 16:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Huckster sounds like a post-millennialist.

And yes, I do have several human teeth in my possession, mostly my kids' baby teeth.
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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2011-03-24 22:35 (UTC)
Subject: ?otd
I've a cactus pot on my kitchen windowsill that I'm putting all the little shiny rocks I find as I unpack. In the middle is a molar - with roots - that turned up in a box. I think it's my son's (he's had a couple out) because it has a colourless filling, but it's odd that it's just ... there.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-03-25 02:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quilting
They're in my mouth.

Also, gesundheit.
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