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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-26 07:14
Subject: [links] Link salad couldn't be paid to stop there
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Tags:books, climate, endurance, healthcare, links, occupy wall street, personal, politics, process, reviews, writing
A reader reacts to Endurance — And likes the book quite a bit.

To Develop Expertise, Motivation is Necessary but Insufficient — There's a lesson in this piece for both aspiring writers and working writers.

CO2 climate sensitivity 'overestimated'Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests. Interesting stuff.

We Are the 99.9% — Paul Krugman on income distribution and productivity.

NYT Claims Increasing Bipartisan Support for Plans that Could Raise the Cost of Medicare Policies by $34 Trillion — Mmm, that conservative privatization fetish is really going to pay off this time!

?otd: Ever been to Cleveland?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 11.5 (solid sleep plus napping)
Weight: 207.8
Currently (re)reading: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-11-26 16:33 (UTC)
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!otd: Yes.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-11-27 00:21 (UTC)
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The Krugman article was extremely nonflammatory (is that a word?), unlike 99% of the stuff I've read on the subject.

And, yes, I've been to Cleveland. Once. I used to live halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, and learned quickly that Toledo was the better choice when I needed a big city.
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-11-27 16:50 (UTC)
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Re: the motivation & learning article:

"Wheeler recommended that, after we solve any problem, we think of one sentence that we could tell our earlier self that would have “cracked” the problem."

That is freaking *brilliant*. I'm going to print it out and post it somewhere I have to see it every day. No lie. One of those things that seems so simple - once someone else has come up with it.

Thanks for the link!
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