[links] Link salad for a Thursday

Scrivener’s Error on historical fiction in literature and the law — Sarcasm alert.

Indigenous nudity — Some heavy duty (and rather amusing) linguistic geekery at Language Log.

Polyhedral maps — This be some cool shit. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Quantum computing with ions — I know people are all about the logical structures of quantum computing, but I find the efficiency more interesting in many ways. (Thanks to lt260.)

Aerial Mono-Flyer of the Future — Apparently our ancestors understood neither physics nor engineering when they dreamt of the future.

Paul Weyrich on George W. Bush — “If Mr. Bush had done what he promised in 2000 – that is, no nation-building – he would go down in history as perhaps the greatest president since George Washington.” Hahahahahahahahaah. And conservatives wonder why liberals think they’re nuts.

Make diplomacy, not war — Shorter Bush administration: “Millions for defense, not one cent for diplomacy.” (Thanks to my dad.)

Bush administration seeks to undermine Endangered Species Act — Because reduced regulation has worked so well in mine safety, financial services and other areas. Facts are stupid. (Thanks to lt260.)

Time in saddle: n/a (brisk 30 minute walk instead)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 239.6
Currently reading: The Avatar by Poul Anderson