[links] Link salad comes back from Iron Springs

Jay Lake’s Green: A Departure for the Clockwork King with a brief interview of me about Green Powell’s | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders  ].

comments on Escapement Powell’s | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]

1909 Russia in living color: The photos of Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii — A piece of history most of us don’t see much of.

7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics — (Thanks to .)

SETI: A Detectable Neutrino Signal? — Oooh. With bonus Antarctic science pr0n.

To fight deflation, abolish cash. Could Japan make reality of ‘science fiction’? — Curious news from the economic front.

The Redder They Are, The Harder They FallWaPo somewhat disingenuously asks why Democrats “get away” with more sex scandals, apparently ignores their own answer – it’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

Ante Up or Leave The Table — Conservatives and climate change denial, specifically the low cost of such denial in personal, political and social terms. One thing this analysis leaves out is how conservatives have been dead wrong in their opposition to just about everything in the past century or more — child labor laws, women’s rights, civil rights, minimum wage, interracial marriage, opposition to entry in WWII, support for the Iraq War. An America run on the principles espoused by conservatives in every one of those losing battles would be a much bleaker, harsher place. Why do they have any credibility on climate change?

?otD: Who put the “Mon” in Monday?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood