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Time-Travelling Fanfic WankScrivener’s Error on fanfic in general and the latest wank in specific. (With links, in case you’ve missed it and are feeling particularly masochistic.) I generally remain silent on fanfic, as the few times I have commented on the subject, the torches and pitchforks come out in comments even faster than when I comment on romance. And that’s saying something.

Mummified baby corpse missing from NH grave site — The closing line is a real capper. (Via @lilithsaintcrow.)

Artificial Intelligence Among the Stars — This kind of article is why I read Centauri Dreams. Another must for SF writers.

You Are Your BacteriaVariation in our microbial inhabitants could help tailor efforts to treat illness. Interesting. I’ve my GI flora completely blown out at least twice, and much of my weight loss occurred after the first blowout, in conjunction with a metabolic change, all following my first caner surgery in 2008. Also, on a completely different note, the article in passing says: BGI, a sequencing center in Beijing, has massive sequencing power (the institute is expected to surpass the entire sequencing capability of the United States later this year). And that’s what happens when a society allows suppression of science in order to cater to religion and ideology. You lose leadership and innovation. Thank you, conservative America.

Yella’ Joe Lieberman — Yes, Virginia, political idiocy is by no means confined to Republicans. Either Lieberman understands Constitutional issues and is therefore a venal opportunist, or he doesn’t understand them and is therefore a venal idiot. Either way he has no business being a US Senator, or even a dog catcher. And Al Gore wanted to make this man vice president.

They Were Just Kidding — Small government conservatives scramble for Federal aid in the Gulf states. More principled consistency from Your Republican Party.

?otD: Have you ever had surgery?


5/6/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1 hours (revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (badly interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: 235.4
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, GI issues)
Currently (re)reading: Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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