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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-27 04:53
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up at home
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Tags:art, audio, cool, culture, links, personal, politics, reviews, stories, tech
Some Short Story Podcast Reviews — Including "The Starship Mechanic" by me and Ken Scholes.

Valdemar by Tuxen — For you fans of Mercy Lackey, a painting of the historical Valdemar.

2 by 2, or Not, Zoo Animals Escape Flood — Minot, ND evacuates. (Thanks to Dad.)

Pipe Organ ATM — Wow. Art for money's sake. (Thanks to [info]martang.)

How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years — This has long been one of my favorite projects. Too bad it's tainted by the involvement of the unethical Jeff Bezos.

The Facts About Fracking

International Comparison of Work Leave Policies — Some interesting charts that really highlight how unprogressive US labor policy is.

The science is settled: US liberals really are the dumbest creatures on the planet — In case you want to read how the other side thinks. Projection much, conservatives?

?otD: Does it feel good to be home?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (Kalimpura revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 228.6
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-06-27 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: Qx of Day
Yeah - one big reason for going away lots is how incredibly nice 'tis when I finally get a day or two at home again. Of course, CopperMoon's also home, and it feels really good to be up here, again, too.
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User: barbarienne
Date: 2011-06-27 20:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Why is the clock project so dear to you? I mean, it's neat and all, but as a human endeavor, its not appreciably beneficial. There are lots and lots of thousand-year-old clocks in existence, if we expand the meaning of "clock" to "any device that marks time." From Stonehenge to the Mayan calendar to the Antikythera mechanism, humans have been marking time for most of civilization. I'm not certain it has done much to improve their ability to think long-term.


The fracking article is, alas, in the WSJ, and therefore could be a total pack of lies. (Sorry, Rupert just doesn't get any benefit of my doubt.) What I do know is that Philadelphia water has the highest amount of radioactive iodine of tested cities. And I have noticed a distinct change in the taste of my water in the past three years. (I use a Brita filter, so it may be the Brita changed their filtering recipe, or something may be going on in my building, which has grumpy plumbing.)
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