Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad rings like a bell through the night

Mur Lafferty writes a letter to her daughter — Beautiful and tough.

Making Education Brain Science

Fantasy flying boat art — Mmm.

A Startup Puts the Internet in Your Couch Cushions

The love affair of William Francis Gibbs (Fortune, 1957) — A man and his ship.

Unanswered Questions in F.C.C.’s Google Case — This is interesting, and a little alarming.

The Science of Why They Deny Science -- and RealityHe writes early on and illustrates throughout it's not that liberals or independents are always right about science, it's that, lately, conservatives are wrong a lot. From all outward appearances they often seem to be sincerely unaware of how wrong they are. At times they can even make a good faith effort to grasp why they're wrong and still fail. The book also introduced something new, at least for me, called the smart idiot effect: the more educated conservatives are, the more sure they are about their false beliefs.

G.O.P. Lawmakers and Romney Face a Delicate TangoIf Mitt Romney is considering a quick pivot to the center as he heads into the general election, he will find an imposing impediment: fellow Republicans in the House. I can't help but be amused by this. And the more the national GOP bows to pressure from their hard right, the more they drive away undecided voters, centrists, moderates, women, Latinos and pretty much anyone else with either a heart or a brain. So go, go, Republican congress!

?otd: Would you stay if she promised you heaven? Will you ever win?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (cancer stress)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (fitful)
Weight: 239.6
Currently reading: Somewhere Else by Sally McLennan

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