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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-17 04:36
Subject: [links] Link salad wonders how it can dance when our earth is turning
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JayFest — Sci-Fi Book Fair & Group Signing — My friends at Powell's are hosting a group signing in support of my cancer journey, book sales to benefit the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund. The evening of June 13, 2013, two days before JayCon, at Powell's Cedar Hills in Beaverton, OR.

Almost All the Way Home From the Stars: Seven Science Fiction Stories — An ebook of my collaborate work with Ruth Nestvold is now available. Includes the story we had in SCI FICTION together.

Vintage Book Jacket Art — (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Two uncomfortable truths: New Merida looks a little whorey. Fewer people care about this than you would think.

Brain Training Helps Clear Cognitive Fog Caused by ChemotherapyThe mental fuzziness induced by cancer treatment could be eased by cognitive exercises performed online, say researchers. I play sudoku online rather obsessively when I am in chemo, as a form of cognitive self-check.

Ranbaxy: Looking Under the Rock — Why generic drugs do not always stack up. (Via David Goldman.)

EyeballA throwable building-mapping sphere from Bounce Imaging was recently chosen by PopSci for a 2013 Invention Award. The "throwable, expendable, baseball-size probe," in PopSci's words, "has a shock-absorbing shell embedded with six cameras, plus clusters of near-infrared LEDs to light up dark rooms (for the cameras)." Wow.

Opportunity Breaks NASA's 40-Year Roving Record

Danish Teenager Makes Rare Viking Find — Cool!

Thrilling video of Portland PD high-speed chase… wait for it… — Ah, Portland.

Survey of 12,000 studies finds strong agreement on climate changeWe already knew 97% of climate scientists backed the scientific consensus. It's amazing the lengths liberals will go to in order to spread their climate change lies, even to the extent of using reality-based "facts" and "data".

GOP raffling AR-15 “Sandy Hook”-type rifles as macabre pro-gun stunt — Stay classy, conservative America. It's what you do best.

CBS: It was congressional GOP who faked Benghazi email — Conservatives can almost never win on the facts, so of course they lie. That's the entire idea behind FOX News. And the Bush administration. (WMDs in Iraq, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?) Why should it be any different in the GOP congressional delegation? Water is wet, too.

QotD?: How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (0.5 revisions on my novella for METAtropolis: Green Space, plus WRPA)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 249.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up evidence about Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2013-05-17 12:08 (UTC)
Subject: I rather like your high-speed chase
Compared to the recent unpleasantness here. http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/05/mpd_witnesses_differ_on_accounts_of_motorcycle_accident_that_killed_ivan_romero_photos.php
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User: mastadge
Date: 2013-05-17 12:37 (UTC)
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While I don't like that Disney decided to reimaginate the character in a slightly skinnier, more typically-Disney-Princessey way, I like even less that the article describes the look as "whorish". Even disregarding the pejorative connotations of whorish and skanky (which I shouldn't), those are not the terms that come to mind when I see the revamped character design.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2013-05-17 13:41 (UTC)
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A number of news outlets are reporting that Disney has removed the redesigned Merida from their web site in the wake of the Change.org petition, which got more than 200,000 signatures (including mine.) There's still been no official announcement (though Disney has said that the makeover was strictly done for her coronation as a Disney princess). I bet they won't say another word about it. I suspect the House of Mouse has never gotten this kind of negative attention in such a high profile manner.
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