[links] Link salad will never be forgiven for whatever it’s done with the keys

This is the last day for the voting poll for the Post-Novel Ennui Contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], here. I’ll close it tonight or tomorrow and announce the lucky winners.

Bruce Sterling on steampunk — (Thanks to scarlettina.)

Some really awesome metal sculpture — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Freakonomics on bacon ice cream

Shorpy with the Old Hero of GettysburgBurns, born ca. 1793, was a 70-year-old veteran of the War of 1812 when he was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, having volunteered his services as a sharpshooter to the Federal Army. He died of pneumonia in 1872. Wow. That guy is a novel waiting to be written.

16th-Century Mapmaker’s Intriguing Knowledge — Anachronistic cartography. See also the Piri Reis map. There’s stories in them there maps. (Thanks to lt260.)

Bad Astronomy on stellar bow shocks — Weird, but cool.

Centauri Dreams on searching for Dyson spheres — Which, by curious coincidence, have been much on my mind with respect to Sunspin.

APOD with a very cool shuttle night launch photo — Longtime readers of this blog may recall my own shuttle night launch experience, complete with YouTube video!

CO2 Seeping Into Water Supply — More reality-based anthropogenic issues with the environment. Darn those liberally biased facts.

Question of the day: What is Leonard Cohen’s day job?

Body movement: 85 minute suburban walk
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

One thought on “[links] Link salad will never be forgiven for whatever it’s done with the keys

  1. Paul Jessup says:

    Dyson Spheres are awesome- my favorite concept is using them as a sort of giant computer for an AI of sorts. A dying earth style story concept I’ve been working on and off has to do with Dyson Spheres in a solar system acting as gods that the people pray to through giant computer systems that they call Oracles.

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