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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-12-04 05:32
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up in time to go to work
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Green and Kalimpura Sweepstakes!Tor.com celebrates my forthcoming book release.

An ABC proof too tough even for mathematiciansIn Kyoto, a solitary thinker unveils a solution that’s either a dizzying advance — or a blind alley. Outsiders in? (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

A Shape-Shifting Smartphone Touch ScreenA microfluidic panel lets users push buttons on a flat interface.

Riverbeds in Reverse — Inverted riverbeds? Wow. That's as weird as some of the Missoula Flood topology.

New age of exploration in the hunt for extreme life

Doha: fighting climate change best hope for UK economyFighting global warming by selling renewable energy like wind turbines to the rest of the world is the best chance for Britain to grow economically, according to Greg Barker, the Energy and Climate Change Minister. In other words, economic opportunity, not ideological freak out.

Is Yahweh a Boy?The Concept of the J Text Deity in Genesis. (Via [info]ulfhirtha by request of [info]zxhrue.)

Court Denies Atheists Right to Choose How to Get Married — More of that modern persecution of by the Christians.

Fracking industry refusing to report which chemicals they’re using — Confidential to GOP in America: Tell me again why industry self-regulation is superior to Federal regulation? Or do you plan to stop drinking water for the rest of your life?

Are Independents More Immune to Bias Than Liberals or Conservatives? — What this doesn't address is whether the bias is acknowledged or compensated for. There really isn't any equivalent phenomenon on the American "left" to the Right's extremely well-documented epistemic closure. When your one of your core biases is in favor of examining new concepts and questioning assumptions, speaking as a liberal-progressive it's hard not to see that as a subjectively more useful bias than one in favor of reflexively rejecting evidence over ideology and always embracing the Argument from Authority.

Republicans, welcome to the reality-based communityDefeat has shattered the US right's impenetrable front on tax and healthcare. The party's pragmatists are finding their voice. A Uk perspective on the conservative disaster of epistemic closure. (Or, in simpler terms, GOP idiocy.)

?otD: Mooch much?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 11.0 hours (9 hours fitful plus napping)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike ride
Weight: 219.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching evolution to children and redistributing wealth: 0
Currently reading: The Rhesus Chart by Charlie Stross

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User: seventorches
Date: 2012-12-04 14:38 (UTC)
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"...constructed his own mathematical universe and populated it with arcane terms like “inter-universal Teichmüller theory” and “alien arithmetic holomorphic structures.”

Sounds like something out of a Warren Ellis comic.

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User: zxhrue
Date: 2012-12-04 14:49 (UTC)
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huh? that Yahweh article cite was courtesy of ulfhirtha -- I just asked for it.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-04 14:50 (UTC)
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Ooops, chemo brain strikes again. Will fix.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-12-04 15:05 (UTC)
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Thanks for the link to the J text exegesis. I need to go back and read it later today. This sort of thing just fascinates me.
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2012-12-04 15:21 (UTC)
Subject: imverted river bed in oregon
Between Burns and the Malheur wildlfe preserve. Its quite obvious both from the ground and from the air. On of my favorite landscape features in the state.
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