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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-01 08:37
Subject: [links] Link salad for a warm Monday
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Tags:cool, food, funny, japan, links, movies, personal, politics, science, tech, weird
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Infinite OZ — A cool promo site for Syfy's Tin Man miniseries. (Via Alex Tillson.)

Bra chain record attempt called offA world record attempt to link thousands of bras had to be called off when the underwear became too tangled.

Bizarre Japanese math text — Wow... Not precisely worksafe. Weirdly sexist, in fact. (Thanks to someone who would probably prefer to remain nameless in this case.)

How Nuclear Recoil Damages DNAThe recoil of a nucleus during radioactive decay can do more damage than the alpha particle it emits, according to a new study.

A Swarm of Probes to the Stars — Chip sats and more. Mmm.

Kudos to Norway's response to terrorism — (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts — (Via David Goldman.)

Sound and Fury: Americans Actually Lightly Taxed — Something that is a complete unknown to conservatives. I like this bit especially: here is obviously no direct connection between low tax rates and a high rate of economic growth in various countries in 2011. Germany is doing well (maybe 3%), the US is doing poorly. Germany’s unemployment is 7%, lower than the US. The argument that raising taxes on the wealthy would hurt growth or employment holds no water. It certainly hasn't held water any time since WWII in this country's experience. Not that facts will get in the way of passionately-held ideology.

Why Voters Tune Out DemocratsDuring the last half-century or so, when a Democratic president has led the country, people have tended to experience lower unemployment, less inequality and rising income compared with periods of Republican governance. Not that you'll ever hear any conservative admit to that. It's a liberally biased fact.

?otD: Whence?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 224.4
Currently reading: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

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mlerules: Safe Travels
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-08-01 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2011-08-02 00:59 (UTC)
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Well, kudos to the Norwegian government's response. On the other hand, stores around the country have decided to pull down any "violent" video games.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-08-02 01:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: Crater Lake, Yosemite, and Reno starting in about a week. In that order.
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