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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-01 05:33
Subject: [links] Link salad doesn’t sleep so hot
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Tags:cool, culture, food, personal, photos, portland, science, tech, weird, writing

A Quick SFWA-Related Thing of Some Importance (to SFWA and SFWAns) — If you’re a SFWA member, please go read this post from Subcommander Scalzi. It’s important. Really. I swear.

At Cartlandia, food carts rush in where used car salesmen once reigned — Mmm, Portland’s food scene.

Ugly? You May Have a Case — Umm…

Clouds Photographed Through an Open Plane Door 4 Miles Up — Wow. (Thanks to [info]scarlettina.)

Outbound space probe looks back at tiny Earth and Moon

If You Believe That Blankets Keep You Warm… — The science of global warming, for those open to actual, you know, facts. (Snurched from Slacktivist.)

Scientists Sequence Lizard Genes for First Time Unveiling Evolution Secrets

Poland computer ‘game’ helps North Africa transition

Back when Rick Perry was against destroying public documents… — Mmm, open records and good government, those Republican standards. Anybody remember Governor Mike Huckabee’s hard drives? As law and order conservatives are so fond of reminding us, the innocent have nothing to fear.

U.S. newborn death rate tied with QatarSouth Korea, Cuba, Malaysia, Lithuania, Poland and Israel all outrank the U.S. Yep, best healthcare system in the world here. Any attempt at reform is socialism. Ask any Republican!

Pastor Wants Atheist Registry to Track Atheists like Sex Offenders — Mmm, family values. Because people who believe individual liberty and free thought are so dangerous to the close-minded, I guess. (Via @twilight2000.)

?otD: Can you try to remember the time of September?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (2,700 words on Sunspin plus some editorial effort)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 223.6
Currently reading: The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

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

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User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-09-01 14:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Some things I want to comment on:

1) Who's to determine who is ugly and how the ugly get classified? Was this a serious examination of an issue or a satire? I can't imagine how such a line of legal pursuit would be managed. Can you imagine the competition for protection such a subjective practice would cause? It's kind of remarkable.

2) I love that the Juno spacecraft includes three "Legonauts." That just makes me smile.

3) As for Pastor Register-Those-Atheists, well, I've got yellow, felt crosses for him to sew on all his clothes so he can let everyone know he's a Christianist. We need to be aware of these elements in our society.
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