Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad has labels all around the cans

Philip Pullman calls time on the present tense — (Via @lilithsaintcrow.)

The Trouble with Amazon — Amazon as publisher? Worry about it as a bookseller. (Via @angelajames.)

Cul de Sac on the awesome power of a blank sheet of paper

Is reading on the loo bad for you?Filthy habit or blameless bliss? A public health study by Ron Shaoul lifts the lid on toilet reading once and for all.

Cosmic Journey aka Kosmitcheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella — A review of a very interesting Soviet science fiction film from 1936. (Via [info]markbourne.)

9 Chickweed Lane captures the essence of Internet comment sections

Creepy vintage portraits of vaudeville ventriloquists and their dummies

Autistic children have distinct facial features, study suggestsWe may be a step closer in understanding what causes autism, say University of Missouri researchers after finding differences between the facial characteristics of children who have autism and those who don’t. Guess what? It doesn’t involve vaccinations.

Real ‘Sybil’ Admits Multiple Personalities Were Fake — (Via David Goldman.)

Ancient supernova mystery solved

Water Found in Planet-Forming Disc

Habitable Zone Dramatically Bigger Around Red DwarfsThe zone that supports liquid water may be 30 per cent bigger than previously thought, say astrobiologists.

Giant amoebas discovered 6.6 miles down in Pacific sea trench — What could possibly go wrong?

Is my Facebook page a liberal echo chamber? — On political discourse at the grassroots level.

Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment — Looks like someone’s decided to use Second Amendment remedies against the dirty hippies. Hmm, wonder if the attacker might be a conservative. I wonder what the media reaction would be if someone tried this at a Tea Party gathering? Did you see this headlined anywhere in Your Liberal Media?

?otD: Who want to be a painter man?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Weight: 216.2
Currently (re)reading: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

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