Adam Engst on iPad and ereaders — Interesting thoughts on the ebooks publishing process. (Via a mailing list I’m on.)
Language nudges Art — Language Log on linguistic gender and cheese. Mmm.
Similar quake due to hit Northwest — Home, sweet home.
A false color map of the Honshu earthquake’s tsunami wave height — One of the more frightening images I’ve ever seen, in a weird way. (Via Bad Astronomy.)
Japanese official says pumping system caused nuclear plant blast — I really feel for Japan already, but this is a twist that cuts deeply into a unique scar on their cultural psyche.
How Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Systems Work — The world’s only earthquake warning system likely helped limit damage and loss of life. Government spending in action.
Coase Goes to War — Bribery as a precision guided munition.
New FAA Rule Turns Airplane Lavatories Into Deadly Traps — To quote danjite “Number of terrorist attacks on US planes per year, average: 0 Number of legitimate deployments of oxygen masks per year: 40-50. FAA: Remove oxygen from toilets to prevent terrorism!”
Dumbing Deficits Down — Paul Krugman on deficits, healthcare and the disingenuousness of politicians.
?otD: Heavy metal or easy listening?
Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (2,800 words on Sunspin, much WRPA)
Body movement: Urban hiking to come
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Esprit de Corps by Lawrence Durrell