[links] Link salad for a busy Saturday

Monster spider is on the loose — Don’t click this link if you’re arachnaphobic. (Snurched from profbrotherton.)

Dark Matter’s Galactic ImplicationsCentauri Dreams with some really cool stuff on dark matter.

5 Retarded Space Travel Ideas (That Might Actually Work) —(Snurched from profbrotherton.)

McCain and the meltdown — McCain, Gramm and the economics of deregulation.

Body movement: 1 hr 45 minute (steep) hike, 30 minute urban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 234.0
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts