[links] Link salad for a sleepy Wednesday

A thoughtful and rather starkly negative review of Green — One might well imagine my intentions for the book were rather different than this reviewer’s experience of the book.

What are the most interesting societies, alien or otherwise, in SF/F? — Another SF Signal Mind Meld, including comments from me.

Parents Urged Again to Limit TV for Youngest — Yeah, no kidding. Mother of the Child and I have raised [info]the_child without television and with only limited access to video, and she seems to have done just fine.

Android debuts Ice Cream Sandwich — Really, I just love this headline. Context is for the weak.

When Hacking Your Car Is a Civic Duty

Seeing through wallsResearchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab have developed new radar technology that provides real-time video of what’s going on behind solid walls. I’m sure Harry Potter has a spell for this.

Habitable, Not Earth-likeCentauri Dreams on exoplanets.

Dust storm shrouds Texas cityAn enormous cloud hits Lubbock, where residents compare it to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The ongoing drought helped produce the storm, an expert says. So where are the Christianists claiming some imagined slight against their deity? If God can punish Orlando or DC, why not Lubbock?

Spain’s stolen babies and the families who lived a lie — The role of the religious leaders of Spain in this story is disgusting. Can you imagine the reaction if atheists were stealing babies from Catholic hospitals?

David Barton and Ken Ham aren’t mistaken, they’re just lying — Creationists lying? Perish the thought.

Ralph Reed: When the Government Helps the Poor, It Takes Away Our Liberty — I’m sure it says exactly that in one of my Bibles here.

Glenn Beck: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Will ‘Kill Everybody’ — Right. Because the first impulse of liberal-progressives is to proclaim the need for Second Amendment remedies and talk about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants. Oh, and to bomb clinics, too. Projection much, Glenn?

?otD: What questions did you ask today?


10/19/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 218.6
Currently reading: The Star Fraction by Ken MacLeod