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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-12-06 05:19
Subject: [links] Link salad feels goofy today
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Paul Krugman: Asimov's Foundation novels grounded my economicsThe fantastical tale offers a still-inspiring dream of a social science that could save civilisation.

Genomic InequalityTo successfully use a patient’s genetic makeup in a clinical setting, we must better understand the incredible diversity of human genomes.

Driving school for dogs in New Zealand — Because, uh. No. I got nothing. (Thanks to David Goldman.)

Oh-My-God particle — High energy physics on the hoof. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Why The Universe Is Not a Computer After AllThe idea that our Universe is a giant cosmic computer pervades modern science. Now one physicists says this assumption is dangerously wrong.

New contender for oldest dinosaur — Warning, "facts" not valid for the reality-challenged and willfully ignorant.

Two meticulous maps showing the names and locations of every brothel, bar, casino and saloon that existed in the Levee District [of New York City? Chicago] between 1870 and 1905 — Because you know you wanted it. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Wash. Issues Gay Marriage Licenses — A little bit of equality and justice for all. Know what's not happening? Traditional marriages aren't collapsing, God isn't taking vengeance on the United States, nor any of the other alarmist bullshit conservatives have trumpeted so hard as the inevitable costs of gay marriage. Just people who love each other getting married. Kind of nice to live in reality, isn't it?

Rove, Morris find themselves on Fox's bench — Huh. I thought being wrong was a consequence-free behavior for conservatives. Amazing. Admittedly, this is pretty minor, but it's an interesting signpost.

?otD: Are you smarter than you were yesterday?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (8.0 hours solid plus napping)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike ride
Weight: 217.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching evolution to children and redistributing wealth: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-06 13:57 (UTC)
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I was having trouble with that, because it actually says "New York" on one of the maps...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-12-06 14:29 (UTC)
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Awesome. I shall fix the link.
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User: zxhrue
Date: 2012-12-06 13:55 (UTC)
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beautiful maps...of chicago (:
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-12-06 15:40 (UTC)
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Did you remember, Jay, that Ken Wharton, the physicist in the "Not a Computer" article, was a Speculations Rumor Mill buddy? He wrote "Divine Intervention," an excellent SF novel that sits on my shelf to this day. Nice to see nice guys achieving, what?
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-12-07 01:00 (UTC)
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The gay marriage story kept coming up on the radio this afternoon while I was out and about. And I kept grinning every time it did. I do love where I live, and that's just one more reason.
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