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[links] Link salad wakes up queasy and hot – must be Friday!

A reader reacts to Metatropolis — Really, really disliked my novella, “In the Forests of the Night”.

Kafka’s Last Trial — Because truth really is stranger than fiction. Bonus note: I never have grokked the whole “burn all my papers when I die thing.” It strikes me as a particularly self-indulgent form of melodrama. Obviously I’m missing the point. (Via Scrivener’s Error.)

LOLTHULHU — Hahahah. (Via seanan_mcguire.)

Brain CoprocessorsThe need for operating systems to help brains and machines work together.

Stuxnet malware is ‘weapon’ out to destroy … Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant?The Stuxnet malware has infiltrated industrial computer systems worldwide. Now, cyber security sleuths say it’s a search-and-destroy weapon meant to hit a single target. One expert suggests it may be after Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Texas school madness, and a potential cure — The lunatics running the textbook business on behalf of conservative America discover a pro-Islamic bias. Yes, the same people who try to wedge the Bible into science textbooks, want to teach creationism, want to downplay evolution, want to eradicate the Big Bang, and want to downplay the Constitutional clause establishing separation of Church and State, are worried about someone trying to force their religion into the textbooks.

The Tea Party: Tempest in a very small teapot — Some actual numbers, for those of you in the reality-based community.

?otD: Dear liver, dear liver, why did you choose pain?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (post-op haze)
Body movement: Brief suburban walking (post-op haze)
Hours slept: 7.0 (interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Yesterday’s chemo/postiop stress index: 7/10 (post-op pain, GI distress, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Deceiver by C.J. Cherryh

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