Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for New Years's Eve

A reader reacts to Green — Mostly with the liking.

Alone in the Old Republican Crowd — Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing in the coffee house.

Have We Met? Tracing Face Blindness to Its Roots — Some cool perceptual psychology here. (Via David Goldman.)

The Joy of Quiet — Hmmm.

Antarctic adventurers race against history's clock

Ice Varieties along the Antarctic Coast

A history of the Earth in 24 hours — A nifty graphic. Not valid for Young Earth Creationists and others among the wilfully ignorant, of course.

Prior Visions of Star Flight — Interesting from an SFnal perspective as well as a historical technology perspective.

In Panama City, Colorful Red Devil Buses Yielding to Paler, Safer Kind

Energy giant hid behind shells in "land grab" — A perfect example of why the conservative rubric of "industry self-regulation" is total crap. Which, of course, is obvious to anyone with a junior high school education and intact critical thinking faculties who isn't too invested in their ideology to think about the role of self-interest in corporate decision making. (Via Steve Buchheit, who got it from Tobias Buckell.)

2011: End of US Hyperpower & its War with Islamdom

The Price of 'Victory'The war in Iraq is over … just not for the Iraqis. Lest you are somehow ignorant enough to believe that Iraq war was in any way good for Iraqis or their country. (Via Eunomia.)

Newt Gingrich: "I'm A Middle Class Person" — Right. Because all us middle class people have half million dollar lines of credit at Tiffany's. Sadly, millions of low-information GOP voters will nod along to this tripe, as they always do.

?otd: Partying tonight?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.5 (fitful)
Weight: 209.4
Currently (re)reading: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

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