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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-21 07:33
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up groggy but rested
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Geomedia — The intersection of tech and art can be gloriously strange.

Hot Lead: 1942 — Mmm, linotype machines.

Navy Dolphin Finds Rare 130-Year-Old Torpedo

Honeybees trained to sniff out landmines in Croatia

Formation of reptilian head scales

Apple’s Web of Tax Shelters Saved It Billions, Panel Finds — Oi.

How to Legalize Pot

6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to SexismDespite enormous progress in recent decades, women still have to deal with biases against them in the sciences.

Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust — Nothing to see here, just liberal hoaxes being supported by conservative Midwestern farmers.

Alaskan villages try “climigration” in the face of climate changeWhen a town turns to a perpetual disaster area, it might be time to move it. Amazing, the lengths liberals will go to. Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the Republican party, or we might have to take these things seriously.

Discrimination and Marriage Inequality — Jim C. Hines on the real world results of anti-gay bigotry. That means you, if you oppose gay marriage, regardless of how high-minded your rationalizations.

QotD?: How'd you sleep last night?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (workshop)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a
Weight: n/a
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up evidence about Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

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User: kshandra
Date: 2013-05-21 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: AotD, TMI edition
Oddly enough, I'm finding myself feeling less rested in the mornings since I was fitted for my face-hugger. Woke up in the middle of the night last night, and when I came back to bed, I blearily checked the clock, determined I had been hooked up for the "at least four hours" the tech stressed when I got the initial instructions, and made an executive decision not to put it back on. I'm not yawning nearly as much as I did yesterday, when I wore it all night.

(Anecdata welcome from others who have had similar experiences.)
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David Wilford
User: David Wilford
Date: 2013-05-21 15:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I slept fine once I got to bed at 12:30am after I'd lost track of time getting in the groove working on The Impressions' "People Get Ready". What a great song by Curtis Mayfield, and the Eva Cassidy arrangement is beautiful too.
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asakiyume: PJHarvey
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-05-21 15:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nothing to see here, just liberal hoaxes being supported by conservative Midwestern farmers.

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Jim Hetley: portrait
User: jhetley
Date: 2013-05-21 15:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Worth noting that hydrologists have been warning about those Great Plains aquifers since my wife was taking courses in college -- 1960s. Some of that is "fossil water" -- non-renewable resource. There is no recharge coming in.
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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2013-05-21 17:02 (UTC)
Subject: lurved the comment from Manhattan on farming!
Drip irrigation! I told him he really had to get off the island or show me a quarter square mile field of wheat, soybeans, or corn with drip irrigation... Have not checked back for an answer.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2013-05-21 17:44 (UTC)
Subject: Re: lurved the comment from Manhattan on farming!
I've seen drip irrigation done, in a backyard garden plot in San Diego. It works okay in that limited setting (the man who set it up had done it as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone; he asked me once "yu sabi pigeon peas?" as I'd planted the dratted things as gungo peas I said "yes").*

In dry areas it works pretty effectively to provide sufficient water to ensure that a decent crop will be produced. Providing that you monitor the supply.

* Pigeon pea(s) n (pl) (CarA) || Congo peas (CayI) ||green peas (Bdos, Gren, Guyn, Trin)|| (gungo-peas (Belz, CayI, Jmca). Tender, yellowish-green peas borne five or six together in short, stickly, green segmented pods wh hang in small clusters on a bushy green shrub about 6 feet tall; the peas, wh grow abundantly, are the most widely used in CarA cooking; Cajanus cajan (Papilionaceae). [Allsopp, Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage].
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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2013-05-21 18:36 (UTC)
Subject: Re: lurved the comment from Manhattan on farming!
In quarter mile square fields? Six, seven or eight quarter mile square fields that are plowed under every year?
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-05-21 17:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How'd you sleep last night?

better than ususal and the Damn Cat didnt wake me up in the middle of it for a drink.
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