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[links] Link salad turns over and over and over again now

Ancient tablet bears writing, to scientists' surpriseA 2-inch-by-3-inch clay tablet is older than expected — dating to 3,350 years ago — and is found at a site in Greece where researchers did not expect to find writing.

Anita Sarkeesian on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl — Some interesting sociology here.

Ancient Greek Computer Had Surprising Sun TrackerThe world’s oldest astronomical calculator is famous for having intricate gear systems centuries ahead of their time. But new work shows the Antikythera mechanism used pure geometry, as well as flashy gears to track celestial bodies’ motion through the heavens. (Snurched from Elizabeth Bourne.)

Concrete fails to plug leak at Fukushima nuclear plantAn operator at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says highly radioactive water from a pit near a reactor continues to leak into the ocean. Tepco officials plan to explore using a polymer in another attempt to stop the flow.

“With notably rare exceptions” — Slacktivist is funny, with some good links on religion and politics.

Mad Men and Mad WomenRepublicans hate social engineering, unless they're doing it. This made me laugh so hard, because it's so true. Kind of like how they hate activist judges, unless those judges are ruling the way they like. Et cetera.

?otD: Which end up?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 248.6
Currently reading: Betrayer, C.J. Cherryh

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