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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-24 06:15
Subject: [links] Link salad is sorry that it wrote that book
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Magazine Monday: Subterranean Magazine, Fall 2013 — Terry Weyna, not so much with the liking of "Hook Agonistes" by [info]seanan_mcguire and me.

Married cancer patients are more likely to surviveMarried people are more likely to survive cancer than their single peers, study finds.

The Most Beautiful Dead: Photographs of Europe's Jeweled Skeletons — Weird stuff. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Gingers of the World, Unite! — Red headed maps for the win.

Escape from Tomorrow Trailer — Ok, this is pretty weird. Guerilla film making in the Magic Kingdom. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Let’s Hear From the Lady Astronaut Who Taught Gravity‘s Sandra Bullock About Life in Outer Space — I met Colonel Coleman at Lonestarcon 3, and was quite impressed with her. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Mars hopper concept 'is feasible'

Cyborg Astrobiologist Put Through its Paces in West Virginian Coalfields

Comet collisions increase chance of life across solar system, research suggestsFindings by astrobiologists from Britain and US suggest violent celestial impacts deliver building blocks for life to planets. (Via David Goldman.)

Theoretical physics: The origins of space and timeMany researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Computer simulations suggest war drove the rise of civilizationsAgriculture and military technology make this model a good fit for real world data.

The Science of Stress, Orgasm and Creativity: How the Brain and the Vagina Conspire in Consciousness — (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

As Climate Change Report Draws Near, Deniers Raise Voices, Bury Heads Deeper

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons — Finally, a use for firearms. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene?The death toll from firearms in the US suggests that the country is gripped by civil war. (Via [info]danjite.)

TN license offices deny name changes to same-sex couplesTN couples consider lawsuits after Supreme Court decision. Stay classy, conservative America. It's what you do best.

GOP demands we defund Obamacare to stop abortion provision that’s an urban mythYou’d think that, in a normal person, a normal political party, the fact that your most effective way of winning over public opinion isn’t the truth of your convictions, and of your positions, but rather a lie, would give them pause. But you’d be wrong.

?otD: Are you sorry for the things you took?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 243.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block violating religious freedom by treating LGBTQ people like human beings: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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scarlettina: Movie tix
User: scarlettina
Date: 2013-09-24 13:52 (UTC)
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Keyword:Movie tix
I've been hearing about Escape from Tomorrow for a while now, both through my movie-industry friends and through my Disney-enthusiast circle. I'm delighted to see the trailer, so thanks for the link! It looks like a lot of fun. I'd bet money it's going to show up at SIFF at some point, and I'll be there with my Mouse ears on. :-)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-09-24 14:42 (UTC)
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One of the weirdest things about my Catholic conversion was learning about the weirdness of relics and reliquaries and all that--bones and other ephemera that are venerated. There's first order (the genuine article) and second order (somehow connected to the genuine article but not the genuine thing) and third order (I have no freaking idea), and they're all intertwined as a form of contemplation and meditation.

Then again, at least in the Catholic layperson's world I used to live in, the concept of making a good death was a big deal. Lots of stories shared out even in Mass (usually Daily Mass) about the dying process of some of the parish's elders. It's not something I remember from Protestant days, where death was something that seemed to be avoided (at least when the younger generation was around). The process that I experienced in Catholic world is somewhat similar to what you are doing in chronicling your cancer journeys.
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Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation: Showtime!
User: johno
Date: 2013-09-24 21:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Let’s Hear From the Lady Astronaut Who Taught Gravity‘s Sandra Bullock About Life in Outer Space "

Hmmm... Would the headline have said "Male Astronaut" if that been one of Col Coleman's male crew mates who got the call from Ms Bullock?

I spent a total of 3 hours with Cady at the LSC3, she is fascinating, warm, intelligent and focused person. During her time in the Rangernaut room, she gave every child she interacted with her full and complete attention.

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