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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-12 05:33
Subject: [links] Link salad celebrates Yuri's Day
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Tags:art, cancer, culture, funny, healthcare, history, japan, language, links, movie, personal, photos, politics, publishing, religion, tech, weird
Yuri's PlanetAPOD with an image honoring Gagarin.

Gender and the shifting definitions of epic and urban fantasy

A digression on literary categoriesMaking Light (Teresa, actually) on genre categories. A scream.

Would a linguist always grade your writing A+?Language Log on prescriptivism and (essentially) copy editing.

That Noisy Woodpecker Had an Animated Secret — Avant garde art and Woody Woodpecker.

Even Moderate Drinking Increases the Risk for Cancer — Hmmm.

Navy Laser Sets Ship on Fire — The closer on this article is quite something.

Who is to blame for first shot? — It's the Civil War version of "Han shot first!" (Thanks to my Dad.)

Japan mulls raising nuclear crisis to top level

Fukushima Core Failure a Level 7 (the Worst) — Juan Cole on Japan's news and nuclear power in general.

Liberal vs. conservative: Who has better brain? — I'm kind of struggling with this little bit of politiconeuroanatomy. (Via David Goldman.)

Why Education Decreases Religious Faith — More to the point, education honestly presented, not that Liberty University crackerjack box degree stuff.

?otD: Why me, there must be a thousand other guys?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA, revisions and submittals)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 248.6
Currently reading: Between books

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Steve: Hal 9000 (2001)
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-04-12 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hal 9000 (2001)
That picture for "Yuri's Planet" came up earlier, in reference to the ISS if I recall correctly. It's the wallpaper for my laptop and I never get tired of it. (It's perfect for 16:9, IMO.)

-- Steve would make a lousy astronaut, as he'd spend all his time gawking out the windows.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-04-13 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: In case you haven't seen this yet...
Could aliens be living on planets deep within black holes?

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User: jordan179
Date: 2011-04-16 14:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Also, most current religions evolved in Bronze to Iron Age societies: their concept of the scale both of God and Universe are ridiculously tiny compared to the reality. One can't take them as seriously, especially not taken literally, once one is aware of the vastness of Space and Time.
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