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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-14 09:35
Subject: [links] Link salad would like to be the King of all Londinium and wear a shiny hat
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Jay Lake - The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future — A rather lengthy and apparently thoughtfully positive review in Romanian of my Sunspin cycle of short stories, leading into the novels. Google translation here.

Keep Calm and Gangnam Style — Hahahah.

Space shuttle Endeavour on the move through Los Angeles -- at 2 mphHundreds of trees were removed from the route -- angering some residents. Really? Did that have to happen?

iPhone 5 Map Flap Doesn't Stop ConsumersPotential buyers considering Apple's iPhone 5 don't see the Maps app as a showstopper problem, new research says. Actually, it does. Lisa Costello just bought a new Droid instead of an iPhone because of the Google Maps issue.

Will an iPad Mini be worth buying?More on device sizes.

Unexploded bombs lurk off US coast Disposed World War II explosives and munitions in the Gulf of Mexico pose a threat to offshore oil drilling, according to Texas oceanographers.

'Warmest year' looking more likely for 2012 across continental US — More liberal mythmaking using so-called "data" and "facts".

Insurer: Hey, these climate-related disasters are getting expensive — Apparently the liberal conspiracy over climate change extends to somehow quadrupling insurance losses due to increased adverse weather events. Amazing how badly reality is biased against the conservative position.

Maryland's Marriage Moment"I would't want someone denying my rights based on their religious views, so why should I deny others based upon mine? It's about fairness." I simply do not understand why millions of Republicans cannot understand this very basic principle which in turn protects their own freedoms. To put it in a religious framework, Leviticus 19:18 says, "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Michele Bachmann Makes Surprise Visit To Synagogue, Congregants Storm Out And Donate To Her Opponent — Hahaha. (Via David Goldman.)

The 6 Studies Paul Ryan Cited Prove Mitt Romney's Tax Plan Is Impossible — If you call blog posts studies. Which, given the widely demonstrated conservative distrust of "facts" and "data", may be perfectly reasonable from Ryan's perspective.

Romney Rising (Still) — Good for him, very bad for the country. Did we learn nothing from the presidency of George W. Bush?

?otD: Did you get some passengers?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bicycling)
Hours slept: 9.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-10-14 19:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This ad makes me grin every time I see it.

Speaking of Republicans who understand why Republicans should vote yes on marriage equality (in this case Washington state's R74)...
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User: dichroic
Date: 2012-10-15 07:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the Bachmann visit: because lots more people attend High Holiday services than go every week, a lot of synagogues are busting at the seams on Yom Kippur - at many places, members must sign up in advance for a ticket to attend. It's not generally rigidly restricted to members (my uncle, who didn't belong to a synagogue in his own city, used to go with my mom to hers every year) but still, they like to know in advance how much room they'll need. Given that, I might be a bit incensed if a politician decided at the last minute to take up space, presumably with some reporters and bodyguards, at my shul's services, even if her views weren't dramatically inconflict with my own.

Also, Yom Kippur is a solemn and holy day, not a proper time for politicking by *anyone*. I could accept it at a joyous celebration like Purim or Christmas, but this is more like Ash Wednesday in mood.
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User: fjm
Date: 2012-10-15 08:01 (UTC)
Subject: 7 inch ipad
Ah Steve Jobs. So ensconsced in your man-ness that it does't occur to you that some of us *have* hands a quarter the size of yours.
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