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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-11-15 06:27
Subject: [links] Link salad tools up for some heavy lifting
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Tags:cancer, climate, funny, gender, health, healthcare, links, nature, personal, politics, science, tech, weird
Living vs. Dying — Deirdre Saoirse Moen talks more about some of my recent posts.

Doing Gender with Wallets and Purses — This is fascinating.

Honoring Female Pioneers in Science‘Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine’ Offers Up Little-Known Details.

Solar lasers, ocean power and volcanoes: unusual energy sources of the future

Fast-Paced Evolution in the Andes The remarkable ecosystems known as Páramos are home to the fastest evolution on Earth, a new study suggests. (Via Dad.)

Old Dog, New Origin: First Pooches Were European

Quantum memory 'world record' smashedA fragile quantum memory state has been held stable at room temperature for a "world record" 39 minutes - overcoming a key barrier to ultrafast computers.

The Physics of Peeing, and How to Avoid Splash-Back — Heh. (Via David Goldman.)

Best health care system? Really, John Boehner? — Yes, if you’re privileged, much as I am, this can be the best healthcare system in the world. But that leaves out tens of millions of Americans. Of course, if 30,000 deaths a year is a small price to pay for the safety that guns bring to paranoid conservatives, 40 million uninsured is probably a small price to pay for the healthcare received by willfully ignorant conservatives.

Recent surface warming has probably been underestimatedFilling in data gaps with satellites makes the last few years a little warmer. Man, Al Gore’s minions will stop at nothing for their climate change hoax. Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and the Republican party, otherwise we as a culture might have to pay attention to those liberal “facts” and “data”.

?otD: Cleaning anything today?




11/15/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (badly interrupted)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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Susan
User: lil_shepherd
Date: 2013-11-15 12:34 (UTC)
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Oh, the one on dog breeds reflecting the character of their owners is, to put it mildly, hilarious. What they say about collie owners is the opposite of me, and what they say about toy and terrier owners is pretty much the opposite of my housemate who owns an English Toy Terrier (known as the Manchester Terrier (Toy) on your side of the Pond.
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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2013-11-15 17:25 (UTC)
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Is the link to the wallets & purses article correct? It took me to an infographic about what happens in 10 seconds in the world.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-11-15 17:34 (UTC)
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Thanks! Fixed...
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Dave O'Neill
User: daveon
Date: 2013-11-15 18:31 (UTC)
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I did a spit take on Boehner's comments myself. Having lived most of my life under the NHS and only a few years under the US system, I don't really see why people think it's so great.

I'm not sure I completely buy the origins of dogs as being as recent as 30K years... humans had been in Australia more than 45,000 years and we need to assume they brought the dingo with them.
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