Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad flies home from the mountains of the desert Southwest

New Entries into Old Conversations — Cora Buhlert on trends in SF.

Songs of Empowerment CDSince 2007 music has been essential in healing from my cancer. I want to make a cd featuring my songs of healing and donate them to cancer groups and patients. (Via [info]danjite.)

Time travel: BOAC's skycot for infants, 1953 — Whoa. Why did this ever seem like a good idea? (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Google Considering 'Wireless Balloons' to Deliver Internet to Countries

Google Glass Won't Work in the Enterprise: 10 Reasons Why

Why did our ancestors start walking upright? Ancient terrain may hold clue.A study suggests that rocky landscapes in East and South Africa could have pushed our apelike ancestors toward bipedalism. Brachiation, we like brachiation...

Fuel Cells Could Offer Cheap Carbon-Dioxide StorageA new type of fuel cell could make CO2 storage cheaper, but it could also prove to be a good way to pump more oil out of the ground. This seems to have the potential to be a multiple win.

Arctic AmplificationWhy are temperatures warming faster in the Arctic than the rest of the world? Remember kids, global warming is a liberal plot. The overwhelming accumulation of "facts" and "data" is just a reality-based scam.

Media Ignores Climate Change Background of Increased Flooding — That's because media outlets that engage in reality-based reporting are quite rightly accused of liberal bias. The conservative narrative is just that: a narrative. It doesn't survive contact with the facts on the ground.

Francis’ Humility and Emphasis on the Poor Strike a New Tone at the Vatican — Until he does something substantive about the pedophilia crisis, including the high level coverups, the rest of this is just smoke and mirrors.

Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies Denounces Food Stamps As Stealing ‘Other People’s Money’ — As I have often said, conservatism is both a failure of imagination and empathy. These days wrapped in righteous self-valorization. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

QotD?: Did you travel this weekend?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA, otherwise on workshop time)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: n/a
Weight: n/a
Number of FEMA troops on my block scamming disaster aid slush funds: 0
Currently reading: A Hatful of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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