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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-06-18 05:33
Subject: [links] Link salad goes walking in the rain
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Urban fantasy author (and very good friend of mine) J.A. Pitts is having a book launch tour in July — He'll be in Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego. Check him out if you can.

Modernity vs. Posterity — An interesting view of fantastic literature, specifically with some notes to near-future SF authors. Critics have long maintained that science fiction was, as a genre, a reaction to man’s discomfort with the machine age, citing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I think it arose because the future became, for the first time in history, more interesting than the past. (Via David Goldman.)

Twitter answers the question "What technology from science fiction would you most like to see as science fact?"

MaledictaUncensored language research. Crank warning. Interesting but weird. (Thanks to [info]martang.)

Rock of ages: Australia's oldest artwork foundArcheologist discovers Aboriginal rock art made 28,000 years ago in Northern Territory cave.

YouTube riders avoid chargesTrike daredevils will not be charged. If you think about it, this is one of those "living in the future" stories.

Digital differences — Pew on the current state of the digital divide.

Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Lands in California After Mystery Mission

Jupiter's Rings Revealed — Another awesome APOD image, along with the usual excellent explanation.

Three Things Make a Post — Andrew Wheeler on (among other things) what my friend [info]elusivem calls "flying with amateurs".

Our Most Important Food Rule and How to Break It: A Rant — All about food consumed while traveling. I am extremely guilty of this. (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Economists demonstrate exactly why bank robbery is a bad idea

RNC Latino Site Features Stock Photo of Asian Children — I believe they swiftly pulled this down, but well, to white conservatives, all those foreigners really do look alike, don't they? (Via [info]danjite.)

?otD: Having weather, are we?




6/18/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (brain break)
Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

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User: nicosian
Date: 2012-06-18 13:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting about the food rule. In my experience, the US, followed by Canada, on the road, offer the worst options going.

In Jerusalem, Israel, at the bus station we were able to pick up fresh baklava, handmade sandwiches, fresh pressed juice for a picnic by the dead sea. Here? every last road trip has verged on horribleness, and by train? GOOD LUCK.

In the infinite plan of VIA rail canada, few, if any of the stops have any amenities whatsoever, so may the travel gods have mercy on your guts.

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adelheid_p
User: adelheid_p
Date: 2012-06-18 14:11 (UTC)
Subject: Travelling food rule
When leaving home for a road trip, I always pack healthy snacks and something to eat for lunch/dinner (usually a turkey sandwich (I know, the sodium is high in lunch meat) on lite wheat bread). I do love me some Popeye's chicken but the grease does take it's toll and I've learned it's not really worth it. Since many of my trips take me on the Ohio turnpike, I've learned which rest stops have a Panera or Au Bon Pain (both of which have salad choices).
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2012-06-18 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
> bank robbery is a bad idea

Only if you're not a high-ranking executive in the bank! Those guys can steal with impunity.
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