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[links] Link salad remembers his hat tilted forward, his glasses folded in his vest

A Personal Statement from Iain Banks — Ah, me.

Hugo Nomination Reactions or Why the Fuck is this Controversial? — Cora Buhlert with a roundup.

The Heinlein Maneuver — Bob Heinlein helps out Ted Sturgeon. (Via [info]danjite.)

Calvin and Hobbes on publishing — Hahahah.

In In Defense Of Slave Leia — Hah! I like this, a lot. (Via [info]rekre8.)

To Bully or Not to Bully: Using Shakespeare in Schools to Address Violence

Device Finds Stray Cancer Cells in Patients’ BloodA microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers. Yeah, well, that would be me, wouldn't it?

Quantum encryption keys obtained from a moving planeA technical demonstration shows that an exchange with satellites is possible.

Your Next Smartphone Screen May Be Made of Sapphire — Wait, what? Isn't it diamonds that are forever?

Nature’s Drone, Pretty and Deadly — Mmm. dragonflies.

Shark-Teeth Weapons Show Lost Species in Pacific Islands

Clouds Contributed to Record Greenland Ice Melt — That's science for you. Ideologues such as climate change denialists make up their minds then look for supporting evidence. Science looks for evidence, then keeps looking without ever quite making up its mind.

Sea Ice Max Continues Downward TrendIn September 2012, the ice cap over the Arctic Ocean shrank to its lowest extent on record, about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000. That sea ice minimum continued a long-term trend of diminishing ice cover over the past few decades. It's a damned good thing we have Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party to keep us straight on the climate change hoax, regardless of those liberally-biased "facts" and "data". Otherwise we might have to do something about this.

Proposal would allow state religion in North Carolina — Illogical, unconstitutional and unpatriotic. Not to mention bad policy. It must be another conservative idea!

Report: States With Weak Gun Laws Suffer Highest Level Of Gun Violence — That would be more of those liberally-biased "facts" and "data", which conflict with the gun culture narrative. Too bad for people like me who don't want to get shot.

Congresswoman Gets Death Threats Over Gun Control Bill — Ah, yes, the rational and measured social conscience of conservatives in the gun culture once more presents itself as a reason why we should listen to those deadly nitwits.

Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing InThe ex-governor and VP pick railed against political consultants at CPAC. But her latest FEC filings show they took millions of dollars from her in the last election cycle. Luckily for Palin, the "real Americans" who are her resentful, frightened base don't expect intellectual consistency or honesty. That='s one big advantage politicians outside the reality-based community have.

QotD?: Does he seem like the kind of man who beats his horses?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (reviewing existing material on Original Destiny, Manifest Sin)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 244.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 by closing down golf courses: 0
Currently reading: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

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