[links] Link salad wakes up, gets out of bed, drags a comb…

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ISBW #131 – Worldcon Interviews – Lake, (Felix) Gilman, and Kelly, Kessel, and Cadigan — Mur Lafferty’s podcast, interviewing a few of us writers who were at WorldCon.

Ukrainian Sand Animation — Wow. Fascinating video. (Thanks to MH, whose LJ handle I suddenly can’t remember.)

Famous photos recreated in Lego — Cool.

with The wonder of the physical universe: Naica, Mexico — Wow. A must-read blog post (with photos!) about giant crystals. (Thanks to .)

Astronomers Plan Galaxy-Sized Observatory For Gravitational Waves — Now that is some bad-ass instrumentation.

Lightcraft: A Laser Push to OrbitCentauri Dreams with a write up on an interesting launch technology. Like Project Orion, without the radiation poisoning.

Venus probe images hint at ancient ocean — Ah, to be young again. Or something. (Nicked from .)

You’re Likely to Live!Freakonomics on ageing and the Gompertz Law of human mortality. Who knew? (Besides actuaries, of course.)

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words — Anti-Obama derangement, fairly literally.

Race is a Factor — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on anti-Obama vitriol, comparing it to anti-Clinton vitriol. Hey, remember when the Right was tut-tutting about liberals and their inexplicable Bush derangement syndrome? Yeah, well, they sure don’t remember it.

?otD: Why is a duck?

Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation, 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.75
This morning’s weigh-in: 229.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

One thought on “[links] Link salad wakes up, gets out of bed, drags a comb…

  1. Cora says:

    Whenever I see something like that kid at the ant-Obama rally, I adjust my already pretty low expectations of the US school system a little further downwards. I mean, you would expect them to have at least heard about WWII, considering that every second movie and political speech still seems to reference WWII.

    Though there is a silver lining to this sort of idiocy: Just think how absolutely furious Hitler would be to find himself compared to a black man.

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