Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad toddles off to chemo

Another Perspective on Amazon as Publisher & Bookseller, Plus a Contrarian View on Disruption in Publishing — Long but worth the read.

Cosmic dust contains organic matter from stars, study findsSuch chemical complexity was thought to arise only from living organisms.

Asteroid Lutetia may have core of hot melted metal — Huh. I find this really surprising.

Massively Parallel Computer Built From Single Layer of Molecules

Python blood holds key to heart disease cure

SMBC on the dangers of Biblical literalism — This is hilarious, and one I never thought of.

Justice Scalia speaks for himself on death penalty, not the Catholic ChurchI don’t want a justice sitting on the Supreme Court who submits blindly to religious authority or who holds his religion above the laws of the land. So keep your job, Justice Scalia. Just don’t pretend your church approves of the death penalty. Or that you aren’t like most people of faith, cherry-picking the teachings of your church that suit you best.

World power swings back to AmericaThe American phoenix is slowly rising again. Within five years or so, the US will be well on its way to self-sufficiency in fuel and energy. Manufacturing will have closed the labour gap with China in a clutch of key industries. The current account might even be in surplus.

The Class War Has Begun

Police Actions and Media Coverage of Occupy Wall Street

Bachmann’s ex-staff in New Hampshire calls campaign ‘dishonest’ and ‘cruel’ — Live by the self-obsessed counterfactual inanity, die by the self-obsessed counterfactual inanity.

?otD: What's the worst drug you ever took?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 220.0
Currently (re)reading: Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

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