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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-14 05:03
Subject: [links] Link salad tries to wake up
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Interview: Lilith Saintcrow, author of 'The Hedgewitch Queen'

Could This Be The End Of Cancer?It's a disease that kills millions a year and a slew of hoped-for miracle treatments have gone nowhere. Now scientists say vaccines could hold the key—not just to a cure but to wiping out cancer forever.

Periodic Table of Swearing — Yes, this is NSFW, both visually and audibly. Funny as hell, though.

The assholocracyLanguage Log with a useful new word.

Accidental Scientist Hawks ‘Online Marketplace for Brains’ — The headline on this very cool story is a bit misleading. This is about data science crowdsourcing.

Trillion-frame-per-second video — This story makes my brain hurt. In a good way. SCIENCE!

Augmented Reality for Six-Year-OldsToy makers bring augmented reality to the masses.

Next Big Bet for Space: Airborne Rocket Launcher — This is cool. More here.

A second life for Vietnam's bile bears

Did walking evolve underwater? 'Walking fish' suggests that it did.A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.

Pakistan police rescue chained students from madrasaPakistani police say dozens of students were at the Madrasa Zakarya, an Islamic seminary, in Karachi. Several were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban. The only difference between this and some Christian 'schools' in America is a matter of degree, not intent.

Tennessee family home burns while firefighters watch — Life in a fee-for-service conservative paradise.

What Perry gets wrong about religion in America — Everything, basically, outside the narrow box of Christianist bigotry so beloved of the GOP. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson comments.

Post-American Iraq by the Numbers — In case you labor under the delusion that we somehow improved things in Iraq.

There Is Only One Issue In America — Hmm. Interesting article. I think he ignores the issue of faith-based social conservatism, which fatally distorts the compromise process essential to party politics, but still an interesting point.

?otd: Coffee or hot chocolate?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.0 (solid, plus plus napping)
Weight: 208.4
Currently (re)reading: Return of Retief by Keith Laumer

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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-12-14 15:07 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Hot choco! (Possibly laced w/coffee. And brandy.)
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-12-14 15:13 (UTC)
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Periodic Table of Swearing — Yes, this is NSFW, both visually and audibly. Funny as hell, though. Absolutely Fucking Brilliant! (AFB - a newly discovered isotope)
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User: zxhrue
Date: 2011-12-14 16:02 (UTC)
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?otd: Coffee or hot chocolate?

hot cocoa with kahlua and myer's dark rum:)
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Reannon: episcopal
User: reannon
Date: 2011-12-14 16:28 (UTC)
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Thank you for posting the piece by Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson. That's the kind of commentary we really need out there, refuting the idea that all Christians are dominionist homophobic bigots like the clown car full of candidates currently spouting off on TV.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-14 16:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's also why I try to use the term "Christianists" to distinguish the lunatics in the GOP clown car from the majority of Christians in the American community of faith.
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User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-12-15 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otd: Coffee or hot chocolate?

coffee - daily, in large quantities
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-12-14 18:18 (UTC)
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Thanks for the cancer vaccine link. I'll be taking that to my next oncology visit. Clinical trials for brain tumors?
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-12-15 01:21 (UTC)
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Hot tea, please!
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Marshal Zombie
User: skylion
Date: 2011-12-15 02:37 (UTC)
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The Periodic Table of Swearing. Or as my Irish Pub manager would call it: Overheard at typical Premiere League Match.
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