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[links] Link salad for a funereal Thursday

The last installment of Shimmer blog's series of Five Authors + Five Questions — This one on advice for newer writers.

SFWA is redirecting Amazon.com links — As usual, Amazon is abusing their market power to the detriment of authors. This is why I started boycotting them two years ago. If you love books and writing, consider doing the same.

Wayfarers: Quest for the Cure — Walking through Scotland in quest fantasy drag to raise money for cancer. (Thanks to Jason Block.)

Co­lo­ni­al­ism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago

How To Build A Speech Jamming GunJapanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years — (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Massive Jurassic Fleas Indulged on Dinosaurs/

Astronomers find hints of life on Earth by looking at the Moon

Oldest Arctic Sea Ice is DisappearingA new study by NASA scientist Joey Comiso has found that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the ice cap. The rapid disappearance of older ice makes the Arctic Ocean's sea ice cap more vulnerable to further decline. Nope. No climate change going on here. Nothing to see, move along citizen. Who are you going to believe, Rush Limbaugh or the hard data?

How do the Times and the Journal Report a Drop in Wall Street Bonuses?We consume the media we consume in large part because it confirms our preexisting biases, even if we’re sure such biases don’t exist.

In Veritas Vino — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the latest bit of conservative racism. [T]his embrace of cruelty is arguably the dominant feature of the present conservative movement.

My family’s involvement with a criminal conspiracySlacktivist Fred Clark with a painful personal story about the rampant cleric sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

The growing intolerance of Mormon intoleranceDoes it make you an anti-Mormon bigot if you're anti Mormon bigotry? Is it really a bad thing to be intolerant of intolerance? And in any case, the Mormon church is happy to enter the political realm, but it's somehow not right to treat them as we would any other player in politics. Why?

Romney Has Big Night; So Does Obama

?otd: Did you know Mark Bourne?

Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (0.5 hours of WRPA, 2.25 hours of Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 8.25 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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