A reader reacts to Mainspring [ Powell’s | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ] — Not with the liking. No sir, not at all. In fact, they disliked it so much they compared my work to Neal Stephenson.
Amazon Kindle doomed to repeat Big Brother moment — Legal angle on Amazon’s recent Orwell flap. DRM FTW!
Bathing in the Casino: 1889 — Shorpy with a photo of how the other half used to live. Wow.
Galactic Life in Context — Centauri Dreams with some very mind-expanding stuff on treating the evolution of life as a galactic phenomenon rather than a planetary phenomenon. All you hard SF types, word up.
A Supernova Blossoms In A Neighboring Galaxy, And The Shockwave Is Aimed At Earth — As
Science Is in the Details — Religion at the NIH. (Snurched from Pharyngula, who explains this much better than I can.)
More stone cold bastard GOP moralizing hypocrites — Remember kids, character counts. That’s why we always vote Republican. [And because some of my conservative readers seem to consistently misunderstand my point, I’m not twitting the sex. I know all about Clinton, Edwards, Kennedy, etc. I’m twitting the hypocrisy of building a political career on publicly condemning the immorality and sexuality of others, while privately being just as fallible.]
?otD: Where did Lefty get the bread to go?
Body movement: 10 minutes of meditation and stretching, 40 minute suburban walk
This morning’s weigh-in: 224.4
Currently reading: Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold