[links] Link salad prepares to head into the Orient

An open dinner in NYC, 4/22

reviews “Rolling Steel” by me and

The Hidden Spring and the Abandoned Hog Farm looks back in time.

Yuri’s Night 2009

Quantum setback for warp drivesInclude quantum mechanics in the calculations and faster-than-light drives become unstable Darn. There goes my Saturday night…

Shrinking airlines park more planes in the desert — (Thanks to .)

WaPo on health care reform

Deadly rampages wrack the nationWall Street Journal on the recent spate of shootings. NRA was “unavailable for comment.” Is it possible they’ve finally developed a sense of shame? No, wait, they’re conservatives, they can’t be wrong.

?otD: Where does China shop for bulls?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 219.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Making Money by Terry Pratchett