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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-02 07:20
Subject: [links] Link salad has too much sugar for a dime
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Tags:cool, culture, japan, links, personal, politics, process, science, stories, tech, writing
10flash is out with stories from some interesting folks, including me, [info]kehrli and [info]scarlettina

ChiZine Publications is Relaunching ChiZine Magazine — In which I will be featured with a new story.

Creators With Cancer — A very interesting crowd-sourced project. I'll be putting some money in. (Thanks to [info]rosefox.)

iA Writer — Maybe the iPad will be even more useful to me now. (Via S.F.)

A nifty graphic of how the ISS came together — (Snurched from [info]joe_haldeman.)

Endeavour Looking UpAPOD with an unusual shot of the space shuttle.

The Straight Dope on nuclear power — Some interesting comments on Chernobyl.

Members of Japan's 'Fukushima 50' have come to terms with the fact they may die from radiation — Ah, me.

The Conservative States of America — In which the correlations (not causations) of education, religious belief and similar factors fall pretty much exactly where a liberal-progressive like me would expect them to. Liberalism, which is stronger in richer, better-educated, more-diverse, and, especially, more prosperous places, is shrinking across the board and has fallen behind conservatism even in its biggest strongholds.

?otD: Scintilla or centilla?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 2 hour, 10 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 247.6
Currently reading: Between books

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-04-02 15:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re: the Fukushima 50: Again, I think they should be made Heros of the World NOW while they're still alive, and their families should be honored and provided for. Why isn't someone setting that in motion The UN, or somebody?

Second: I hate reporters. The headline says those guys have come to terms with their likely deaths, but the very first sentence says "they fear that..." Or is this reporter so unconnected to his or her humanity that he or she does not "get" what it means to "come to terms with" one's own death?

Feeling grumpy this morning, I should shut up.
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User: nojay
Date: 2011-04-02 15:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The ISS animation sequence from USToday missed out several details of the assembly process -- the Japanese H2 ATV was docked to the mid-section at the same time the second European ATV (Kepler) and the Discovery arrived at the end of February. It didn't mention the Leonardo module which was being left by the Discovery as a permanent part of the station and there were some other bits and pieces where parts were shifted from one location on the station to another as different modules were added during construction.

There was a much better animation done earlier than the USToday's "Reader's Digest" version -- I'll see if I can track it down and give you a link.
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Jay Lake: tech-Comet_crosshair
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-04-02 15:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, please do!
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