Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad shivers awake

Learning a language is like learning to drive a car, and studying linguistics is like learning to become a mechanic.

Interactive dialect map

5 lies you were told about grief — (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Let’s Talk About Death — The conservation project. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

How to change the world $1 at a time — Guerrilla bank marketing. This is cool. ([info]danjite.)

The Cubli — Huh? (Via [info]willtumtx.)

New Salt Compounds Challenge the Foundation of Chemistry”The rules of chemistry are not like mathematical theorems, which cannot be broken," he says. "The rules of chemistry can be broken, because impossible only means 'softly' impossible! You just need to find conditions where these rules no longer hold” (Via David Goldman.)

Research spotlight: microbubbles for therapeutic delivery. — Theranostic microbubbles? (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Into the Bitcoin Mines — Via Dad, an article about BitCoin. And from Charlie Stross,a counterpoint.

Researchers Find Factors Tied To Voting Restriction Bills Are 'Basically All Racial' — Wow. A non-evidence-based conservative hobby horse having racial implications? No one could possibly have foreseen this!

The other America — Scraping by on $140,000 a year is so hard. This is why rural America votes so solidly Republican, to help people trapped in those low six-figure jobs by supporting tax cuts for the wealthy.

?otD: How cold do you feel?




12/22/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 235.8
Number of FEMA troops on my block falsifying climate change data: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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