Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad waits for big announcements

The Dark Stuff, Distilled — A review of The Americans.

Sit! Staaayyyy. Play Music! Good Dog! — iPhone Tamagotchi?Oookay… (Via my Dad.)

Do robot ants dream of electric crumbs?Which is smarter: a swarm of brainless mini-robots with clockwork guts, or a colony of ravenous, half-blind Argentine ants? If you answered mindless robots, you’re right — but just barely.

EndlingAn endling is an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Fossil DNA used to reset humanity’s clockProvides a better date of when some of our ancestors left Africa.

How to Make a Computer from a Living Cell

Scientists Discover First Meteorite From Mercury — Oooh.

What remains of an irradiated, damaged, and abandoned Japanese town

Dear Rightwing Catholic Islamophobes: Pope Francis just washed the feet of a Poor Muslim — Not in Tennessee, he didn't.

The Austerity Agenda and Public Employment

Group plans free shotgun give-away to boost safety in Tucson — What could possibly go wrong with free guns? (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Bill would extend waiting period for divorce to two years — Now that's compassionate conservatism. (Via [info]shsilver.)

QotD?: Do you know what a difference a day makes?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (con time)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (overslept, but plenty of con walking to come)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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