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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-28 05:20
Subject: [links] Link salad toddles off to chemo
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Tags:amazon, christianism, cool, culture, ebooks, funny, healthcare, links, occupy wall street, personal, politics, publishing, religion, science
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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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-10-28 14:40 (UTC)
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Worst drug I've ever taken?

Actifed, hands down. The combination of Chlorotrimiton and Sudafed is horrific for me. I disassociate and get disoriented--and this was on the OTC version, not the prescription version!

I got put on the prescription version for significant problems with hay fever in high school. It so seriously disoriented me that I thought I was going crazy. It's the Chlorotrimiton part that nails me, bad. In college I discovered Dimetapp, then Benadryl. Benadryl going OTC was one of the best things ever that happened to me, because it worked even better than Dimetapp without drowsiness (I'm one of the 25% who can take Benadryl without excessive drowsiness and it works for me in low doses).

I don't even think you can get Actifed any more, and Chlorotrimiton isn't very popular (except as a secondary ingredient in some children's allergic and cold treatments. Chlorophenaramine maleate is the generic name).
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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-10-28 15:13 (UTC)
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Probably the relaxant pill that was supposed to help me sleep when I had horrible headaches but instead kept me up all night and with cottonmouth besides.

But mostly I've never really taken any drugs aside from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-10-29 00:20 (UTC)
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Tramadol. It makes me drunk (as in I couldn't get up the stairs), and I think there might even have been a hallucination in there somewhere. Although I'm not sure about that because I was watching Batman Begins on DVD when I discovered this.

I have a laundry list of drugs I have to avoid, though. Tramadol just happens to be at the top of it.
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User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-10-29 19:38 (UTC)
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Thanks for the link to the Bonus Army comparison. I've been quietly suggesting to my local Occupy that if they can hang on for spring, planting gardens would be a brilliant way of pointing out how legislation at the city and state levels prevents people from using the land they own to support themselves - and a way of showing how self-reliant they are, unlike the stereotype, which is so antiproductively wrong, you know?

Tom Tomorrow nailed the stereotype problem in a comic titled "What do they want?"

But also, I don't think enough media time has been spent on the ways in which Occupy sites echo Hoovervilles. I even met my first traveling-from-Occupy-to-Occupy-while-looking-for-work people yesterday.
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User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-10-29 19:47 (UTC)
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oh, and oxycodone. I can see clearly now how it might have contributed to Limbaugh's hyperbolism, because that junk makes me almost as emotionally crosswired, prone to explosions of various emotional types, and shadow-boxery as chemo did. It still seems to be a drug of choice for outpatient surgery recovery, but I won't take it again, not even if it means just me and a couple of ibuprofen against post-op abdominal pain. :(

Naproxen, by contrast, just makes me spit non sequentuur. It's bearable, if impossible to work with in the run-up to elections for city council :P
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