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Date: 2012-06-26 05:28
Subject: [links] Link salad flies high, is never gonna die
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The Future of Digital Manga, A Fairytale — A long thoughtful essay on the relationship between content, readers and publishing formats. Very much worth the read if you have any interest in ebook publishing issues. (Snurched from @Mari_Kurisato.)

Cat Rambo's upcoming teaching schedule for online classes — In case you, you know, want to learn something.

the art of (re)inventing yourself — Justine Musk is interesting and wise.

Fascism for Nice People — Lavie Tidhar with an interesting response to recent criticism of his remarks on steampunk.

Maintain the rage — Alan Baxter on the reactions to Prometheusimdb ], with bonus cultural critique. God, I need to stop thinking about this movie. I'm like a dog to vomit.

Prometheus Species Origin — Argh. Must stop! (Thanks to @jeremiahtolbert.)

Revealing Colon Cancer's Escape Route — Sigh. (Thanks to David Ivory.)

Pet piranha bites off Illinois toddler's fingertip — Why isn't this is a reckless endangerment charge or something?

Roman jewellery found in ancient Japan tomb

'Twisted Light' Beams Data at a Staggering 2.56 Terabits Per Second

Knitting community outraged over Olympic dig; USOC apologizes — Don't mess with knitters, man. Even I know that. They might have to cut you.

Far-Fetched Scams Separate the Gullible from Everyone Else — This makes my head hurt. (Via David Goldman.)

The evangelical mind must obey the moneyed enforcers of the tribe

Rising Sea Level Puts East Coast At RiskThe sea level on a stretch of the US Atlantic coast that features the cities of New York, Norfolk and Boston is rising up to four times faster than the global average. It never fails to amaze me how liberals have managed to co-opt the natural world into their global warming scam. Thank god for the Republican party, stemming the tide of reality every day. Your GOP: the Canute of the modern world.

Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the wayWhy are we told a broken system that creates vast inequality is the only choice? Spain's amazing co-op is living proof otherwise.

Some Thoughts on Democratic Norms — Ta-Nehisi Coates takes a historical perspective on the profoundly destructive Roberts court.

Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration — Yep, no conservative ideology on this Supreme Court. Just impartial jurisprudence and principled intellectual consistency. Nothing to see here citizen, move along. Confidential to SCOTUS: You people are becoming an embarrassment to history.

Republicans support Obama’s health reforms — as long as his name isn’t on them — Gee. What a shock. Remember when conservatives incessantly mocked the so-called "Bush Derangement Syndrome"?

?otD: By the way, which one's Pink?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA, plus 0.25 hours and 300 words setting up a new short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.25 (interrupted)
Weight: 239.0
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-06-26 17:09 (UTC)
Subject: About knitters and the Olympics
One of the knitting world's best-loved stars, Stephanie Pearl-McFee, tackled this issue in an extremely fair and level-headed way on her blog a few days ago. There was (IMO) carelessness and ignorance on the part of the USOC's lawyers when they wrote the initial letter - which was itself (again, IMO) entirely correct for them to write, if only they'd been kinder and smarter in how they did it, and there was a tsunami from the knitting community of over-reacting and misunderstanding the legalities involved. Not being involved in the knitting frenzy that takes place in living rooms all over the world during the Olympics, it's been kind of a popcorn-munching viewing experience for me, this flap, and I completely expect both the knitting community and the Olympics to emerge mostly unscathed and perhaps a little wiser about the world. Though the person who wrote that linked-to article who made the snide swipe about "a scarf no one will ever wear" REALLY needs to fix their ignorance.

Edited at 2012-06-26 05:10 pm (UTC)
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