Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad's hands felt like two balloons

Game of Thrones author braces for backlash after shocking ending — Sucker's been in print for years, not sure what's shocking about the Red Wedding at this point.

The earwormery — An ongoing academic study of that most annoying phenomenon. (Via Lisa Costello.)

Untouched water as old as 2.6 billion years is found: Don't drink it — Wow.

An Elizabethan Cyberwar — Huh. (Thanks to my Dad.)

The Extraordinary “Disco Ball” Now Orbiting EarthA mirror ball–the most perfect test particle ever placed in orbit–should help Italian scientists measure an exotic effect predicted by general relativity It's called LARES. Does that mean we'll soon see one called PENATES?

Microsoft and IBM Researchers Develop a Lie Detector for the CloudA way to check whether calculations have been tampered with could make cloud computing more reliable, and boost privacy.

Fox's Stossel Dismisses Aid To Needy With Claim That No One Starved During The Great Depression — Yet another in the endless series of objective proofs that conservatives lie about everything. (Especially on FOX.)

QotD?: Can you tell me where it hurts?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (revisions to "Rock of Ages")
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornados for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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