[links] Link salad mulls the weekend

Getting to the Story’s Core[info]jimvanpelt on the process of teasing out a story.

[conspire] OT: On cultivation of survival traits — The mistake that killed Steve Jobs. Evidence-based medicine, people. Evidence-based medicine. (From [info]rinolj.)

[info]danjite with a contrarian view on Steve Jobs — I take his point, but I think he’s deliberately underestimating the role of organizational leadership in a corporate context.

Meteor Shower This Weekend: Space Station at Risk?

12 gorgeous views of Earth from the International Space Station

“Sex At Dawn” — A Portland talk by the author of Sex at Dawn. Definitely go check it out if you’re in or around the Rose City on November 2nd.

Wall Street Journal: neutrinos show climate change isn’t real — The Bad Astronomer on the latest anti-science idiocy from the American Right. Who needs facts, or logic, when you have the Wall Street Journal op-ed page?

Historians say today’s rebukes of presidents have grown more extremeH.W. Brands, professor of history at the University of Texas-Austin and the author of books on several presidents, said he is not aware of “mockery of the president by elected officials” at the frequency that Obama has been getting it. Given that the default Republican position is that Obama was never legitimately elected, this is hardly surprising.

The Weapons That Were Not There — Ah, the Iraq War. Bush’s gift that just keep on giving, and never had a damned thing to do with 9/11 no matter how hard they gamed the intelligence.

How We Got Into The Primary Calendar Mess — And Why We Can’t Get Out

Sarah Palin’s Die Hard Supporters ‘Stunned,’ ‘Disappointed’ — Only because you were never paying attention to the long con job, people. Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on this.

Best of the Web on Widening Wall Street Protests — I missed yesterday’s Occupy Portland, as going out on damp afternoons doesn’t mix well with chemo fatigue.

The origins of Occupy Wall Street explained — Salon talks to the editor of Adbusters about the practical and philosophical roots of the movement.

?otD: What’s frying today?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,000 words to finish this short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 218.2
Currently reading: The Stone Canal by Ken MacLeod