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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-06 05:16
Subject: [links] Link salad strikes back
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Tags:books, contests, endurance, funny, personal, politics, religion, science, tech

Don’t forget the new Endurance ARC contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

A nano-sized electric motorScientists have downsized the electric motor to the molecular level. That is, they’ve created an electrical motor that’s the size of a nanometer. About 60,000 of them equal the width of a human hair.

Room Temperature Superconductivity Claimed for CupratesBut there’s a catch–the room temperature effect appears only inside superconductors that work at lower temperatures, say physicists.

Why state surveys asked about bras and haddockFrom bra ownership to television interference, the government has wanted to know some strange stuff about people in the UK. Now a history of social surveys reveals why.

Why are carrots orange? It is political — Dutch politics at that. (Snurched from the archives of Surviving the World.)

A Year of Biblical WomanhoodAn evangelical blogger is spending 12 months following the Bible’s instructions for women—and she’s doing it for egalitarian reasons. Ok, I think this is nuts for a whole bunch of reasons, but I also respect what this woman is doing. At the least she’s striving for the consistency so profoundly absent from Christianist politics and culture.

The Great Bank Robbery — How the money flows in the United States. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Obama asks if GOP will ‘put country before party’ — Given that Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s stated top legislative priority is to ensure that Obama is a one-term president, I think this question answers itself.

?otD: Are you Luke’s father?


9/6/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (5,200 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 224.2
Currently reading: Excession by Iain M. Banks

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

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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-09-06 12:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Ok, I think this is nuts for a whole bunch of reasons, but I also respect what this woman is doing. At the least she’s striving for the consistency so profoundly absent from Christianist politics and culture."

I think she's actually trying to highlight the inconsistency of any modern set of "biblical" lifestyle practices. However, I lose respect for her when she refuses to call herself a feminist. Do we really need someone to reinvent the wheel of feminism and give it another name? A good friend of mine once said, "If you believe women should have the right to vote, you're a feminist."
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-06 12:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's all in the power of labeling. The Confucians had this one right with their doctrine of names.
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-09-06 12:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And what was the doctrine of names?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-06 12:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excuse me, Rectification of Names.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectification_of_names

Basically, a sort of spiritual Linneaism that asserts if you have correctly named everyone (ie, labelled in the modern pop psych sense) you will know their place in the order of the world.

My tongue was meant to be in my cheek when I suggested this to you.
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-09-06 12:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL. Not your fault it whiffed due to gaps in my education. Good one!
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They Didn't Ask Me: maxwells-equations
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2011-09-06 17:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:maxwells-equations
"What's interesting about the island component is that it must be a superconductor at temperatures above 200K, possibly as high as 250K. That's room temperature."

Uh, no. 273K = 0°C = 32°F. 293K = 20°C = 68°F = Physic's room temperature. 250K would be around -9°F.

Don't they teach this in schools? (science-grin)

Dr. Phil
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Jay Lake: tech-Comet_crosshair
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-06 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:tech-Comet_crosshair
Perhaps in this context, "room temperature" = "does not require supercooling or a research station in Ulaan Baatar"...?
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zyzyly
User: zyzyly
Date: 2011-09-06 17:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I initially misread the third link and thought it said, "Room temperature superconductivity claimed for cupcakes.
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Angel
User: valarltd
Date: 2011-09-06 18:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I want superconductive cupcakes!
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Angel: slash writes itself
User: valarltd
Date: 2011-09-06 18:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:slash writes itself
I'm not Luke's father.
I'm his big bad Corellian boyfriend...
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-09-07 00:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You know, Obama's been in office for almost three years now. If he's still asking that question he's not nearly as smart as he appeared to be in his campaign.
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