Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a late summer Wednesday

Why Summer Vacations (and the Internet) Make You More Productive

What is the Sex of 17?People think of many things, even numbers, as being either male or female. (Via David Goldman.)

Roll cloud over Wisconsin — Another awesome APOD photo.

Why the Next Steve Jobs Will be in Energy, Not ComputersLooking around, what problem, what opportunity in any way resembles the earliest era of the PC? There’s only one: energy.

Milky Way galaxy re-created — For you see, we are all living in a jar of Tang!

Russia identifies cause of space freighter failure

Arctic sea ice will be below average again this year — There goes reality with that darned liberal bias again. Facts can sure be inconvenient things when you are a true believer.

Beware of Rick Perry, the French cuff cowboy — You’d think we’d have learned something from Dubya, about wilful ignorance, foreign wars, and runaway spending. You know, all that stuff the angry white people in the Tea Party now blame on Obama.

Republicans Against ScienceNow, we don’t know who will win next year’s presidential election. But the odds are that one of these years the world’s greatest nation will find itself ruled by a party that is aggressively anti-science, indeed anti-knowledge. And, in a time of severe challenges — environmental, economic, and more — that’s a terrifying prospect. This is what comes of privileging counterfactual crap like Creationism when trolling for votes. Are you still proud of your Republican party?

Richard Dawkins on Perry as well.

?otD: Raisins or dates?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemotherapy recovery)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (overnight plus naps)
Weight: 223.4
Currently reading: The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

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