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Steampunk weapons in real life — Or possibly dieselpunk. From Russia, with weird. (Via [info]danjite.)

A Word Heard Often, Except at the Supreme Court — Fuck no! (Snurched from Scrivener’s Error.)

Organic Soda ‘Made in Germany’ Takes on the World — German reader Cora Buhlert passes on this story of localization and globalization in a comment response to my recent mentions of non-USAnian snack foods. And I do agree with her assessment of USAnian snack foods.

Gesture Control System Uses Sound AloneSoundWave lets an ordinary laptop function like a Kinect sensor. Though I do wonder why this story about an experimental project from Microsoft shows an Apple MacBook in the accompanying photo.

NASA uses moon as mirror to watch Venus transit sun

Ouarkziz Impact Crater, Algeria — A spiffy skiffy photo from NASA’s Earth Observatory.

Sarkozy‚Äôs Loss in Part due to his Islamophobia — Interesting how his rhetoric so closely parallels American conservative rhetoric on immigration and crime.

Howard Dean: Women, Latinos “terrified” of GOP“Women are terrified of what the Republicans are talking about. They’re talking about basically stripping away their ability to have insurance pay for their birth control pills,” Dean said on “Face the Nation.” “Latinos are terrified of the Republicans, because they seem to have a total tin ear when it comes to the basic needs of treating people with dignity.” Gee, I can’t imagine why this would be so.

Heartland Justice — Iowa, gay marriage, and the casually cruel intolerance of conservatives.

Biden endorses same-sex marriage, White House tries to take it back — And the open, tolerant society gets a walk back from the Democratic White House. Way to stand up for progressive principles, guys. One of the reasons I’m a liberal-progressive is that we’re morally better than the haters. Don’t play to them.

?otd: Does the sea not change?


5/7/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (5,700 words on Their Currents Turn Awry)
Body movement: 0.5 hour stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
Weight: 240.2 (!)
Currently reading: The Blade Itself Joe Abercrombie

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