[links] Link salad gets ready to go to Montreal

Check out the Fictional Character Pickup Line contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

The 2011 Reno WorldCon bid now has a twitter account, @Reno2011 — If you’re a tweeple, check it out.

Women, Water and Death — “Tell of your homeworld, Usul.”

Drainspotting — The art of manhole covers. (Snurched from Vintagraph.)

External Use OnlyLanguage Log on the phenomenon of “nerdview”. I’ve been going through something similar recently with . She’s begun to carefully parse road signs, or try to. The embedded assumptions are sometimes surprising. For example, she asked me why I kept driving past signs which said, “DO NOT PASS.” Clearly, I was passing those signs.

A more efficient spacecraft engine — Ion propulsion. Mmm. ETA: A working rocket scientist comments on this item.

Anomalies and their usesCentauri Dreams with some not-so-minor mysteries of spacetime here in the solar system.

Remember To Wear Your Brown Shirt — How the Republicans win arguments. In case you somehow thought conservative opposition to the healthcare reform process was principled.

?otD: What ever happened to 54’40” or fight?


8/5/2009
Body movement: n/a (overslept)
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.5
Currently reading: The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart

One thought on “[links] Link salad gets ready to go to Montreal

  1. Well, all these people went off to fight, but because they had no clue as to what they were talking about they all got lost and had to eat each other in the High Rockies where they got stuck for the winter. No one survived. Pretty much killed that movement.

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