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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-24 08:38
Subject: [links] Link salad returns from the knife, sort of
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Tags:cool, culture, healthcare, language, links, personal, photos, politics, publishing, reviews, science
Why Bad Reviews Rock — Mike Mullin on reviews. In passing, he delivers my favorite description of me ever.

The Chain is DeadScrivener's Error on the Borders bankruptcy.

Pacific Crest Trail blazer savors the memories

Why America’s Young And Restless Will Abandon Cities For Suburbs

Largest water body discovered — Inconveniently located for your holidaymaking needs, sadly.

A Flight of HeliosAPOD with an improbable aircraft.

Tattoo Tracks Sodium and Glucose via an iPhoneNeed to track your blood oxygen levels? There may soon be an app for that.

Make American Soldiers out of Them — Slightly baffling WWI US propaganda poster featuring a steam locomotive.

Left vs. Right — An interesting political graphic I don't entirely agree with.

The Republicans exit history — Roger Ebert says a lot of what I think, and as usual, he says it more eloquently than I could.

‘Haboobs’ Stir Critics in Arizona — Ah, linguistic nativism, arrogant ignorance is thy name.

When Extremism Learns to Blow things Up — Juan Cole on the strong parallels between Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring and the rhetoric of the American Right. It's that whole nuance thing again. People desperate for a reductionist, dualistic world are a danger to themselves and others. Unfortunately, reductionist dualism, under the deeply misleading label of "moral clarity", is a hallmark of both Christianism and the Republican Party.

?otD: Can you tell me where it hurts?



7/24/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 228.4
Currently reading: Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumière

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chessdev
User: chessdev
Date: 2011-07-24 15:52 (UTC)
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Ebert's article is a good summary. I'm passing that around to a few people I know - thanks for the link.
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celestialgldfsh
User: celestialgldfsh
Date: 2011-07-24 16:36 (UTC)
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The haboob controversy has been big news around Phoenix. Letters from to the editor have ranged from "it's un-American!" to "we shouldn't use it because it's not pretty."

I love the word "haboob." It's fun. I don't mind calling a dust storm a dust storm, either. The reactions of some of these people just boggles my mind.
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