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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-06-04 04:47
Subject: [links] Link salad's lips move, but you can't hear what it says
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] — (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Colors in Lord of the Rings — A palette of the movie images.

"The Falling Problem"SMBC cuts it very close to home.

The $2.7 Trillion Medical BillThe high price paid for colonoscopies mostly results not from top-notch patient care, according to interviews with health care experts and economists, but from business plans seeking to maximize revenue; haggling between hospitals and insurers that have no relation to the actual costs of performing the procedure; and lobbying, marketing and turf battles among specialists that increase patient fees.

Earliest Evidence of French Winemaking Discovered

Bell Labs Invents Lensless CameraA new class of imaging device with no lens and just a single light sensitive sensor could revolutionise optical, infrared and millimetre wave imaging.

Space-based clouds of atoms: Future gravitational wave detectorTiming laser light between atomic clouds to sense gravitational waves.

How Can You Tell a Fake Jesus? — This article is goofy on so many levels.

GOP governors’ endorsements of Medicaid expansion deepen rifts within party — What happens when reality meets ideology.

Young Republicans Aim To Revitalize GOP — In which a young Republican appears to genuinely appalled that young voters see the GOP as "closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned.” I want to ask this woman if she's ever read a Republican party platform or listened to a Republican campaign speech or taken a look at the GOP legislative record in the House and Senate, let alone any of the states where they have legislative majorities? Because a contemporary conservative being surprised by those labels is like a bird being surprised by the sky being blue. Stirring up hatred, intolerance and fear is what the whole staying in business by generating angry white men thing is all about.

QotD?: Are you comfortably numb?

Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (revisions to "Rock of Ages" and "Hook Agonistes")
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
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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User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-06-04 11:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Okay, you've got me. I'm going to have to go read how you tell a fake Jesus. You put a pin in him and he goes flittering off like a burst balloon?

SMBC does cut it close, but the scrollover text helps. When are you going to overthrow the government, Mr. Lake?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-06-04 12:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When are you going to overthrow the government, Mr. Lake?

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2013-06-04 14:35 (UTC)
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The lensless imaging article is fascinating, though I can *barely* grasp what they're describing. What *did* catch my attention in that article was this sentence:

"It’s also interesting to see Bell Labs hitting its straps again."

That brought an *immediate* understanding of what they meant by it, but more than that, I had never seen that particular way of saying it before. It has the smell of a potential widespread buzzword - or maybe it already is, and I've just not seen it?
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Dave O'Neill
User: daveon
Date: 2013-06-04 15:50 (UTC)
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My doctor friends are really anti colonoscopies unless there's a bloody good reason or high (first degree relatives) expectation of cancer.

Their opinion is the probability of a bowel perforation and therefore messy and complicated below the diaphram surgery is just too high.

One of the expressly forbade a hospital from scoping his 87 year old mother. If she had cancer, she wasn't going to be treated, so what was the point, and if she did but they perforated her bowel she'd probably die from the surgery, so again, what was the point?
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