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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-05 07:52
Subject: [links] Link salad sleeps in
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Tags:culture, ebooks, gender, links, mars, personal, politics, process, publishing, religion, science, writing
Patchwork Dreaming — Gerard Houarner on keeping the story going in your head.

Carl Zimmer responds to Jonathan Franzen’s rant against ebooks. — Very good.

The Upside of Dyslexia

“San Diego Demonoid”: you mean that dead opossum?

Does Mars have life? New study says it’s unlikely on the surface.

In Fuel Oil Country, Cold That Cuts to the Heart

Neil deGrasse Tyson on politicians and the electorate

Islam, Women and the West — Some interesting thinking on Western perceptions of the Islamic world by Jonathan Lyons.

Jury finds Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White guilty on 6 of 7 felony charges — No wonder Republicans claim to be so concerned with voter fraud. After all, if they're committing it, surely everyone else is, too. Right? Anyone?

On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution — It's the full throated support for lunacy like this that obscures the value of any real ideas the conservative movement has. Like flavoring your stew with rat poison, it doesn't matter how good your meat and veggies are.

Romney Is Not the “Stealth Tea Party Candidate” — Note to GOP: Romney is Wall Street delusionary conservative, not a Main Street delusionary conservative.

?otd: How much did you sleep last night?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (1.25 hours on short story revisions, 0.75 hours on Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.0 (solid)
Weight: 228.0
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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User: cissa
Date: 2012-02-13 07:46 (UTC)
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Re: dyslexia: I am dyslexic (and it can make my typing rather bad). But- it can also be beneficial; when I took a speed-reading seminar, I (and another girl) who were dyslexic were by FAR the fastest; we basically read by seeing words as shapes- rather like ideographs- rather than spelling them out.

Once I got the hang of reading, my worst academic problem was with math; until I learned how to read and write problems from the chalkboard at the same time (so I didn't reverse numbers), I did poorly.

I still type badly. And I still reverse numbers if I am not very careful. However, I read REALLY fast! :) And the whole spatial thing had some benefits to understanding things like quantum physics.
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