[links] Link salad almost wakes up in Kennewick, man

Writing and Mortality — Rachel Swirsky on a topic a bit close to home for me, also the myth of compulsion.

The true cost of publishing on the Amazon Kindle — Interesting information regarding periodicals on Kindle. (Via [info]danjite.)

Happy Burger, Mr. President — The American presidency in hamburgers. (Thanks to [info]garyomaha.)

Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity — This is a curious story about mutation, growth factors and cancer.

Record Melting in Greenland during 2010This image, made from microwave measurements, maps Greenland’s melt season in 2010, which lasted 50 days longer than average. Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. Global warming, though, that’s a liberal plot that’s only supported by the data.

In Defense of Elites — Yes, I would like my political leaders to be smarter and better informed than me, thank you very much. That isn’t threatening to a rational human being, that is reassuring.

Agnotology — Culturally induced ignorance or doubt. My view is that Quiggin is right as far as right-wing politicians are concerned: for the most part they know that Obama was born here, that he isn’t a socialist,that there are no death panels, and so on, but feel compelled to pretend to be crazy as a career move. (From @RivetNZ via [info]danjite.)

?otD: Would you Tri-Cities?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (2,500 words on a short fiction project, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk

One thought on “[links] Link salad almost wakes up in Kennewick, man

  1. Cora says:

    I thought we were a bit better than the US regarding intelligent and well informed politicians, since we did not put someone like Sarah Palin into public office and our chancellor was a working physicist before her political career. But considering that 75% of our population don’t think it’s a big deal that the secretary of defense plagiarized his PhD thesis, because he is such a charismatic person and all who disagree are just jealous, I am not so sure.

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