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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-25 05:49
Subject: [links] Link salad rises at morning, greets the dawn
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Tags:audio, books, cool, culture, endurance, gay, healthcare, personal, process, publishing, science, tech

Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We Can’t Wait For This Fallio9 gives my novel Endurance some love, as well as the terrific Dan Dos Santos cover art.

The visibilizing analyzerLanguage Log on the dangers of writing SF. Some of the comments are interesting, some are annoying.

My new job. In his own words. — Roger Ebert on audiobooks, specifically his biography, but there’s some neat stuff in here about voice performance.

Stanley Kubrick’s ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ Invalidates Apple’s Design Patent On The iPad, Says Samsung — Uh…

Born, and Evolved, to Run

The Tricky Transition From Walking To RunningBiomechanical engineers say we can switch from walking to running without increasing our energy use

Deciding to Die, Then Shown the Door — Voluntary death by VSED.

WISE: Coolest Brown Dwarfs Yet

Fossil redefines mammal history

Case closed: “Climategate” was manufactured…the “ClimateGate” nonsense of the past couple of years, where leaked emails were taken hugely out of context by the press and climate change deniers, and used to smear scientists. Dr. Mann was at the center of the whole manufactured controversy, being the biggest target of the people who want to deny the Earth is warming up. Quelle surprise. Another conservative smoking gun turns out to be a cynical lie. Still, millions will remember the accusation who will never hear of the exoneration, so the lie serves its purpose.

Abortion Is Legal, but What Percentage of Ob-gyns Will Provide One? — It always amazes me that the very same conservatives who are violently opposed to having the government come between you and your doctor (HCR) are violently eager for the government to come between you and your doctor (the forced pregnancy movement). Intellectual consistency much?

Big-Spending Bureaucrats — Tea Party to America: Keep your government hands off my clean water and safe food and maintained roads!

Indiana GOPer: ‘Self-Destruction’ Of Soliciting Young Man On Craigslist Won’t Make Me Resign — Mmm, family values. Remember, liberals are immoral!

?otD: What would you have had for breakfast?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (2,800 words on Sunspin plus some WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 230.4 (yikes!)
Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

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Steve: Hal 9000 (2001)
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-08-25 16:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hal 9000 (2001)
"2001 vs iPad" makes more sense when you read the comments; it's the "design", or esthetics, that Samsung is arguing against being patentable because that "look and feel" long predates the design of the iPad.

Indeed, I was using a Samsung-designed tablet PC (a 7" slate) four years before the iPad was announced and I kinda roll my eyes a bit at how people gush over how "new" and "innovative" Apple's product is.

-- Steve will admit that the iPad is far more polished than his Samsung Q1 was, but the Q1 was a first-generation design that actually was ground-breaking.
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