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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-30 07:30
Subject: [links] Link salad perseverates
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[info]talekyn reviews Endurance — He liked it but didn't love it.

iPads Change Economics, and Speed, of Hotel Wi-Fi

NASA Confirms ‘Suspicious Events’ in Satellite Hacking Report — Hmm. Oh wow.

Time Lapse: Crater Lake — One of Oregon's beauty spots, and I've never been there.

Who was Karl Marx? — In American political discource, Marx is a man whose name is invoked out of ignorance to provoke fear.

DOJ Inspector General Retracts $16-Muffin Claim — See all the widespread coverage of the retraction in Your Liberal Media? Not to mention fairly unbalance FOX-GOP?

Is Michele Bachmann dragging the Tea Party down with her? — Quick! Someone throw her an anchor!

DesMoinesRegister.com Iowa Caucuses — A GOP candidate making a factual error on the campaign trail? One that just happens to incite the idoelogical misconceptions of her votng base? Inconceivable.

The Republican Addiction to Attack Politics Has BackfiredThe Serious Republicans built the politics that now so embarrass them, so it's a little late to be overcome by the vapors at the unseemliness of it all. Something I've been saying for ages. GOP strategists and leadership have shit the bed hard over the years. Unfortunately we all have to lie in their crap.

?otD: Did you notice?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: none (on the chemo pump)
Hours slept: 11.5 hours (solid overnight plus napping)
Weight: 222.4
Currently (re)reading: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2011-10-30 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: You Are Too Kind
Giving anything to Our Local Loon, Michele Bachmann, even if it is an anchor.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-10-30 15:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Satellite hacking...hmmm. Hmmmmmmmm

As for Crater Lake, it's a long day trip but doable. Easy from an overnight in Bend. But there are some lovely small motels within ten miles just south of Crater Lake near Klamath Falls (K Falls itself and Klamath Lake are excellent birdwatching sights), and Diamond Lake Lodge is gorgeous. Or the Lodge itself is beautiful (but hard to get reservations).

DH and I have spent some lovely times there, some with DS, some without. It's well worth the time and money to stay close by, and the National Forest Passes are good for three days? a week? something like that. So drive down, do a late afternoon cruise through the park, find your close-by lodging (Chemult, Diamond Lake, at the park if lucky or camping, Klamath Lake), then go back for a sunset drive around the rim, possibly dinner at the lodge if you can get reservations.

Get up in the morning, do early morning cruise/hike/animal spot, go back to room, check out, then go to selected hiking spots in the park. Then if you leave by noon you have time to get back to PDX or do other stuff in the area. Lots of beautiful stuff to see. Lots of picture potential. Wildflowers even into August.

Catch is, once snow starts, they close the loop road. Crater Lake can get up to 40 feet of snow in the season. So it's a summer-fall trip. But well worth it in so many ways.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-10-30 18:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The cabins at Mazama Village don't have the great view, but they're very nice otherwise, too, and easier to get into.
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User: chessdev
Date: 2011-10-30 15:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I like these links, but I **especially** like the political links today.

Nice selection today, thanks.
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mlerules: Safe Travels
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-10-30 16:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Safe Travels
Crater Lake is really nice. Toad Rip in June-ish?!
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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-10-30 17:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
re: the iPad thing. I live in a college area and see something similar every fall when new tenants move into my building. Internet speed slows to a crawl for a month or so each September as my provider figures out the demands of the new group of people with their new bandwidth sucking toys.

re: Marx, it's so very frustrating that Marxism, Socialism and Communism are new names for the boogeyman. It's impossible to refer to Marx's astute analyses anymore without first hemming and hawing and disclaiming. It makes discussion of his ideas almost impossible.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-10-30 18:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry, just realized how bad taste my other comment was. Sorry.
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User: mymatedave
Date: 2011-10-30 19:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Speaking as an englishman looking at your crazy country's politics, it's not so much that the republican party are crazy liars, it's that no one in the "serious media" seems capable of calling them crazy liars. You get people like Brooks and Friedman always saying both sides do it. A US blogger I follow writes brilliantly about this at driftglass.blogspot.com
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User: voidampersand
Date: 2011-10-30 19:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The "serious media" are part of the establishment. And the Republicans are not just crazy liars, they are crazy violent liars who hold grudges. Some in the media are the same. Bullies. Others are morally flexible opportunists. Some are just afraid. But they all go along.
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User: voidampersand
Date: 2011-10-30 19:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
iBAHN's business model is charging for hotel wi-fi. So of course they would think that tiered pricing is a great idea. I prefer the model where hotels compete on the quality of their amenities, including internet access.
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Dave Gallaher
User: dave_gallaher
Date: 2011-10-31 02:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Regarding the impact of iPads on hotel wifi systems, this was very much the situation at the Town and Country for WFC. Their system was frequently overwhelmed and inaccessible.

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