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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-23 05:00
Subject: [links] Link salad believes in rock and roll
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Tags:awards, conventions, cool, photos, politics, publishing, religion, science, weird

A funny photo of me and Ken Scholes hosting the Hugos — (Thanks to Irene Gallo.)

…this report of my death was an exaggeration.Making Light on the state of publishing.

On Habitable Worlds and Their Moons

Aurora Over Greenland — Another awesome APOD image.

Lego Milling Machine Creates Amazing 3D Sculptures — It is to boggle. (Via David Goldman.)

Animal’s genetic code redesignedResearchers say they have created the first ever animal with artificial information in its genetic code. (Thanks to [info]lillypond.)

Study Shows Animals Starting to Move to Higher Latitudes, Elevations — There goes that liberal bias in reality again. Actually, it’s just a reality bias, but I repeat myself.

In defense of the low road — The reality of mocking Christianist fundamentalism. (Snurched from Slackivist.)

Comic’s PAC Is More Than a Gag — Stephen Colbert continues to hack the US political scene. (Via my Dad.)

Maxine Waters to tea party: Go to HellA prominent tea party group shot back with a statement calling on Obama to check the members of his party and to condemn the rough talk. I love it when conservatives whine about Democrats playing rough. Typical right wing hypocrisy. GOPAC memo, anyone?

?otD: Can music save your mortal soul?

8/23/2011 Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (convention exhaustion) Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted) Weight: 229.6 (yikes!) Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden
User: pnh
Date: 2011-08-23 12:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The link to the photo of you and Ken gets an error message. (Although it works if you click it from the equivalent post at http://www.jlake.com/2011/08/23/links-link-salad-believes-in-rock-and-roll/.)
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Jay Lake: tech-b24_turbo_boost_selector
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-08-23 12:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bizarre. Thank you! I have fixed.
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-08-23 12:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
From the article about "the low road" when comically dealing with fundies:

"Some times just pointing and laughing at someone can deprive them of a lot of power to do harm to others."

That's the huge pwerful message this article delivers. To people whose entire psychology depends upon their absolutely controlling everybody in the world, mockery is lethal. For one thing, it shows those they've beaten down and cowed that they are NOT all-powerful and worthy of serious consideration. The first brick out of the Wall.
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User: jenntheamazon
Date: 2011-08-28 23:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That top hat is made of win!
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