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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-06-19 04:11
Subject: [links] Link salad is a jelly donut
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Cliches and other chatter keeps our minds from thinkingLisa Costello with some further thoughts on my progress through what remains of my life.

More JayCon photos

Cancer gene sequencing effort struggles through waves of false IDsMuscle proteins, smell receptors show up in some putative lists.

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers — Oh, wow. (Via Melissa Shaw.)

Kenner's Daddy Saddle. It seemed like a good idea at the time. — Presented without further comment.

Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters look contemporary and totally badass — Hah! (Via Lisa Costello.)

How Cities Compost Mountains of Food Waste

Laser Scanning Reveals New Parts of an Ancient Cambodian City

Sky trains, super bridges: 8 of the world's most spectacular infrastructure projects

7 worst international aid ideas — Yup. (Via [info]danjite.)

Climate change threatens trouble in the near future, World Bank says The World Bank is beginning to commit billions of dollars to flood prevention, water management and other projects to help major Asian cities avoid the expected impact of climate change, a dramatic example of how short the horizon has become to alleviate the effects of global warming. It's amazing, how virtually every scientist, economist and politician in the world outside of American conservative circles has fallen for the liberal propaganda of climate change. Even the oceans themselves have been fooled. Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party keeping the flame of truth alive, eh?

Jindal: “Deal With It”Republicans are the conservative party in America, but it’s a party that has little or nothing to offer to middle- and working-class Americans, its latest period of unified government was disastrous, and over at least the last twelve years it has alienated millions of people through a combination of incompetence and ideology.

GOP congressman: I oppose abortion because fetuses masturbate — The conservative mind is a wonder to behold. These people actually get elected. By actual voters. Amazing.

QotD?: Berliner, anyone?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (WRPA, mostly editorial work on METAtropolis: Green Space)
Hours slept: 5.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 247.8
Number of FEMA troops on my block installing Islamic footwashing sinks: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

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User: mastadge
Date: 2013-06-19 11:16 (UTC)
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Cliches and other chatter keeps our minds from thinking

They keeps us from thinking?
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User: a_cubed
Date: 2013-06-19 12:52 (UTC)
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AotD: Ich bin ein Berliner. I am a doughnut.
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asakiyume: feathers on the line
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-06-20 03:11 (UTC)
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Keyword:feathers on the line
The hand story was wonderful; just fabulous. And the international aid one was funny and then serious, and while I mainly agree--certainly about the T-shirts--I have reservations. The do-no-harm principle is certainly a good one: aid that wrecks the local economy is not aid. But I think expecting aid to never have unintended negative consequences is unrealistic--I can think of very few human ventures that haven't had *some* unintended negative consequences--that's part of the fun of being human: sorting out the problems that your solution to the last problem caused. (semi-facetious there...)
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