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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-06 04:35
Subject: [links] Link salad trudges back to the hospital
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The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser is still live. It has made goal, but additional support is always welcome, especially given my new complications. Please check it out if you have not done so yet.

A final update from Waterloo Productions on their Kickstarter — Including a video segment I find very hard to watch.

Digital Doesn’t Matter: Reinventing the Advertising Industry — A friend of mine from a long time ago has an interesting Kickstarter project about advertising and media in the digital age.

Release Schedule Shift — Apocalypse Ink Productions announces my nonfiction book on the craft of writing is scheduled for an August release.

Disney developing new 'Star Wars' stand-alone movieshese movies will not be part of the new trilogy announced last fall when Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion. Last month, "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams was named director of the new "Star Wars: Episode VII," which will kick off the next three movies in the saga and is tentatively scheduled for release in 2015.

Site plagiarizes blog posts, then files DMCA takedown on originals — Wow. And way to go, WordPress hosting. Smooth move.

How enigmatic ribbon formed at edge of solar system

Evidence moles can smell in stereo — Really?

Venezuelan poodle moth — Wow. I got nothing. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

From Manly to Sexy: The History of the High Heel

York fights Leicester for right to Richard III remains — It's the War of the Rose all over again!

Huge gay marriage victory in the UK Parliament — Nice to see my cousins across the pond doing the right thing and saying "no" to senseless bigotry.

Mormons join religious right bigots in filing brief in support of Prop 8 — Wrong verb in that headline. Are religious bigots, not join religious bigots.

Pentagon to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses — Another anti-gay bigotry domino falls.

Colorado Creationism Bill Dies in Committee — Color me mildly surprised. Reality-denying conservative loons have had plenty of traction in recent years.

The Threat of SilenceMeet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds. (Via @jackwilliambell.)

Top Five Objections to the White House’s Drone Killing Memo — And then some, methinks. Hey, Obama, you're supposed to be one of the good guys, damn it. Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on this, starting from a literally Orwellian perspective.

QotD?: Got doctors? Want some?

Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (1,000 words on a spec novella)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bicycle
Weight: 228.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Gulp by Mary Roach

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2013-02-06 17:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If anywhere in Yorkshire has any claim to Richard, it's Middleham, not York. He had close ties to the latter, yes, but his main sphere of activity was further north for most of his life.
And Leicester is where he was originally buried, and has upheld his memory wonderfully for years (the memorial in the cathedral is frequently hidden by piles of white roses). It's current ethical practice to re-bury bodies as close as possible to the original grave: transhumation is complex and raises a number of issues around appropriate behaviour. (And it could be argued that if he was to be moved, then the most appropriate place would be Westminster Abbey, where his wife Anne Neville was buried.)
As ever, the Big Guns of the North and the South are kicking up at the idea that there might be any case for anything ever being in the Midlands, because, well, ewww...
Full disclosure: I am mixed Welsh and British Midland, and proud of it, I went to school near Leicester and later taught at its university. It's a fine city, and all those sneering on the internet, the radio, the tv and etc are just showing their own prejudices. Richard died in Leicestershire. He should stay.
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houseboatonstyx: smaller-healing-buddha
User: houseboatonstyx
Date: 2013-02-06 19:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Site plagiarizes blog posts, then files DMCA takedown on originals — Wow. And way to go, WordPress hosting. Smooth move.

Should be Games Workshop's next move. They're claiming trademark on 'space marines' -- and getting a small fiction author's ebook novel SPOTS THE SPACE MARINE thrown off Amazon. I hope she can get the Heinlein estate, the Smith estate, etc etc interested. First, they come for the small authors....

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