[links] Link salad has another manic Monday

At what age were you first published? [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Already some good responses there.

Guy Gavriel Kay on writers, readers and blogging

Nine Lives: 1910Shorpy with a bit of airship history. Read the comments.

Charlie Stross Wrong About Space Colonization and Singularity

Why do killer asteroids fascinate us? — Because we are a culture of twelve-year-old boys?

World Subways — To quote , from whom I snurched this via Twitter: The subway systems of the world, presented on the same scale. Kind of vascular systems for civilization.

Tropical Turtle Fossil Found in the Arctic

Alien World Conditions Explored — on Earth

The Russian government rewrites history. Again. — (Thanks to .)

?otD: Do rainy days and automatic weapons get you down?


3/9/2009
Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

One thought on “[links] Link salad has another manic Monday

  1. If this guy is right about space colonization, then Arthur C. Clarke was wrong about comsats: his enthusiasm for nuclear pulse-detonation spacecraft is interesting but weirdly misplaced. (Estimates of specific impulse for an Orion drive are around 8000; far better than a NERVA type rocket, but far, far below what would be needed for continuous 0.1G average acceleration. Worse, in fact, than VASIMR.) Meanwhile, we get to EMP everything in orbit and give ourselves cancer from the fallout! Way to go!

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