Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad wanders into the weekend

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter“A public library keeps no intentional secrets about its mechanisms; a search engine keeps many.” (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Dalian Man — Economics outside the current, patently failing Western model. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

The death of the home stereo system — Oh, those whacky kids today.

The Secret Life of Vintage Lysol Douche Ads — Because the conservative agenda kills. (Seriously, there is a strong political connection to this culture piece, and it's about female deaths during the era when conservative values made contraception illegal.)

Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study cometNASA called on team in February to get a glimpse of rare object.

Climate Scientists Warn Opportunity to Prevent Dangerous Warming Is Dwindling

IPCC climate change report is out: It’s warmer and we’re responsibleRecent slowdown due to La Niñas, volcanos, and a slight lull in solar radiation. Also, evidence indicates water is wet, sky is blue; conservative sources disagree. More here on the warming of the evidence-based world of reality.

Poll: GOP Voters Unsure If Twitter Lets Obama Post More Than 140 Characters — Because being conservative means always being patriotically proud of your rank stupidity.

Shutdown Threat Puts Heat on House GOP — Why does any Republican politician get a single vote any more? They've become a party of three-year-olds. Dangerously destructive and stupid three-year-olds at that.

Cruz and the Defeat CaucusThis approach places great value on zeal and combativeness and isn’t very concerned with success. For that reason, it won’t produce the desired results at an acceptable political price. Cruz has railed against Republican defeatism, but in practice Cruz has made himself the leader of what one might call the defeat caucus.

?otD: Got sleep?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 242.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block implementing Kenyan Muslim socialism through unAmerican processes such as stock market growth and economic recovery: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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