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[contests|polls] Kalimpura Caption Contest Voting Poll

This is the caption contest voting poll, to celebrate the availability of the Kalimpura ARCs. Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of the Green and Endurance trade paperbacks and the Kalimpura ARC. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Which caption best fits this photo?

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[links] Link salad pops back onto the radar

Don’t forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Poll will be closed a bit later today, so be sure to vote early and often!

Google Working to Revise Digital Books Settlement — Hmm. Dare I see this as a ray of hope in the Google Books Settlement mess?

Model seaplane — Even looking at this picture probably violates OHSA standards. Heh.

Scanning Dead Salmon in fMRI Machine Highlights Risk of Red HerringsTo maintain the rigor of the protocol (and perhaps because it was hilarious), the salmon, just like a human test subject, “was asked to determine what emotion the individual in the photo must have been experiencing.”

Blueprint for quantum electric motor — Engineering on the atomic scale. Man…

Moon is coldest known place in the solar system — Huh. Who knew? Surely it’s colder in the Kuiper belt… (Via @glynmoody.)

How to read articles about health — Dissecting science journalism.

Massachusetts to require flu vaccines?Bad Astronomy Blog on the tension between personal choice and public cost.

He may have said, “[w]e need segregated buses,” but that doesn’t mean he’s a racist. The Edge of the American West on alleged racism in conservative discourse.

?otD: Saturday or Shatterday?


9/21/2009
Body movement: n/a (up late last night)
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 232.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[links] Link salad wakes up in a new day, promptly scratches the finish

Don’t forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

How Many Copies? — Andrew Wheeler dissects some rumored Kindle sales numbers.

GBS: Fairness Hearing ProceduresScrivener’s Error on some nuts and bolts procedural issues regarding the Google Books Settlements trial process.

Dover Books: 1945 — A New York bookstore of yore. I find this photo very inviting.

We Are Culture — Cheryl Morgan on science fiction as culture in the Islamic world.

So has anyone really been ‘Islamified’ against their will? — The insanity of British conservatism. Some remarkable parallels to USAnia here. (Via @zootcadillac.)

Time Magazine: the liberal bias of facts — How Time magazine reports the thoroughly documented conservative lies about 9-12 crowd size as if it were a competing set of valid opinions. Your liberal media, hard at work.

Teen birth rates highest in most religious states — Mmmm, family values.

summarizes the 912 Tea Party Metro “scandal” — Once again, conservatives have bludgeoned irony to death and dropped its weighted corpse into a swimming pool full of flat Budweiser. You realize you guys just look like bigger and bigger idiots? Complaining that you had to use the private enterprise transportation system (cabs) because the underfunded public option (metro) which you oppose any support for was underresourced.

?otD: Is Friday really one of the Happy Days?


9/18/2009
Body movement: n/a (up late)
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 232.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[links] Link salad takes a right at the light, heads on until night

Don’t forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Shaun Farrell comments on my recent podcast interview with Mur Lafferty

Google’s Schmidt on Google Books settlement — Basically, “tough shit”, is how I read this. (Via @LAGilman.)

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

Centauri Dreams with more on light craft

Dreams of a Lunar ObservatoryIf you could build an observatory on the Moon, what would you look for? Cheese?

One, Two, Three, ManyScrivener’s Error asks some smart questions about electoral districting, does not supply answers.

Conservative Politics Disguised As Religion — Ah, the Presidential Prayer Team. Hey, conservative America, those religious convictions not so strong when you find yourself praying for a black man? Racism much?

?otD: Who made Go-Kart Mozart’s weather charts, anyway?


9/16/2009
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 231.8
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[contests] The caption contest has a winner

Per the voting poll here to caption this photo:

Jay Lake in hospital as interpreted by Martin Livings

…the winner is with “Lake-cutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.”

will be an inscribed copy of Green Powell’s | Amazon ] when available. Plus champion PhotoChopper will get a bonus prize.

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[personal] Doing stuff

Well, after working on Pinion, I spent the better part of an hour trying to construct the poll for the new caption contest in WordPress. Score tonight, WordPress 1, Jay 0. So no poll now. And frankly, I don’t have the time for this. Not sure when I’m going to get it posted for voting. Grr.

Another Omaha workday tomorrow, another evening of Pinion revisions tomorrow night.

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[contests] The caption contest voting poll

In my continuing effort to remove myself from being dependent on LiveJournal’s increasing issues, I’ve moved this contest poll over to my WordPress site. Let’s try the voting here instead. Usual rules apply, all decisions of the judges are arbitrary and capricious, ties to be settled by .

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