Log in

No account? Create an account
An author of no particular popularity

Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-21 05:22
Subject: [links] Link salad actually sleeps for the first time in almost a week
Security: Public
Tags:cars, culture, healthcare, personal, photos, politics, science, tech, weird

Why Even Resolute Dieters Often Fail

Ghost cars of the world

Plant RNAs Found in MammalsMicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

The Milky Way from the top of the world — Quite an image.

A Wary Look at Habitable Worlds

Baptistina Asteroid Did Not Cause Dinosaur Extinction — In the Yucatan, with an asteroid…

The Data Buffet Is Open (Grazing Welcome) — On cell phones and data plans.

Italian PM allegedly insulted German chancellor in recorded conversation with newspaper editor — The headline on this is both offensive and NSFW. (The story is even more offensive.) And weird. And this man runs a major Western democracy. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Romney: Time in France Molded Life, Business — Republicans hate France. Remember when one of the GOP attacks on Kerry was that he “looked French”? Wonder how much we’ll hear about this.

Santorum’s Lament — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Santorum on Perry. I loved this comparison of Perry to Bush, and his comment on Dubya: As it turned out, [Bush's] instinctive decision-making and ignorance were not a winning combination.

36% [of South Carolina Republican voters] Say [Obama] Was Definitely or Probably Born in Another Country — And various other blatant counterfactuals so beloved of the conservative mind. This isn’t stuff that’s open to debate, like tax policy. These are flatly untrue ideas directly counter to readily verifiable facts, which have been promoted by GOP leaders, strategists and media mouthpieces. With an entire political party and media apparatus dedicated to creating and sheltering them, we wonder why we have low information voters?

?otD: How’d you sleep?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid!)
Weight: 219.2
Currently reading: Matter by Iain M. Banks

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

Post A Comment | 4 Comments | | Flag | Link

When life gives you lemmings...: Coinslot
User: danjite
Date: 2011-09-21 18:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I would like to note that I have nothing whatsoever to do with Silvio Berlusconi having power in Italy.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: heron61
Date: 2011-09-21 20:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Italian PM allegedly insulted German chancellor in recorded conversation with newspaper editor

Angela Merkel is a really scary racist, but dear gods I have yet to hear anything positive about Silvio Berlusconi. Obama is a coward and far too inept at handling right-wing wackballs, but he definitely looks very good in comparison to either of them.
Reply | Thread | Link

User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-09-22 01:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How exactly is Angela Merkel a "scary racist"? I didn't vote for her and she clearly is prejudiced with regard to muslims, but she isn't a racist. And her cabinet is quite diverse with a gay foreign secretary, an Asian German secretary of the economy, a disabled secretary of finance and an unconfirmed lesbian secretary of education.

Reply | Parent | Thread | Link

User: pingback_bot
Date: 2011-09-22 11:14 (UTC)
Subject: More On Dieting
User dsmoen referenced to your post from More On Dieting saying: [...] Jay Lake linked to an article on dieting [...]
Reply | Thread | Link

my journal
January 2014
2012 appearances