[links] Link salad looks forward to JayCon

Some reader reviews of my work — At Fantasy Literature.

[info]benpeek with an open letter to Ridley Scott concerning the film Prometheusimdb ] — Wow, that is some sophisticated ranting.

Chart House Birthday — My sister’s photo set of my birthday dinner this past Wednesday.

Questions about life — A survey, courtesy of the Niece.

Knock, knock: ‘Door of Paradise’ goes to Italy museum

Beware the Pedtextrian — Heh. (Thanks to [info]lillypond, a/k/a my sister.)

Mystery of Big Data’s Parallel Universe Brings Fear, and a ThrillAnd so it goes in the era of what is called Big Data, in which more and more information about our lives — where we shop and what we buy, indeed where we are right now — the economy, the genomes of countless organisms we can’t even name yet, galaxies full of stars we haven’t counted, traffic jams in Singapore and the weather on Mars tumbles faster and faster through bigger and bigger computers down to everybody’s fingertips, which are holding devices with more processing power than the Apollo mission control. Big Data probably knows more about us than we ourselves do, but is there stuff that Big Data itself doesn’t know it knows? Big Data is watching us, but who or what is watching Big Data? (Via my Dad.)

Snacks with few ingredients that you can pronounce — “Monosyllabic nature-fetishism?” Really?

Parasitic flower pirates genes from its host — Some seriously SFnal fodder here.

Artificial cells evolve proteins to structure semiconductors — This headline brought to you by the future.

Huge tsunami dock washes up in US — Ah, Oregon. (Thanks to Sally McLennan.)

Denied divorce, some same-sex couples ‘wed-locked’

Take PrideThis last Sunday, for the first time in its history, there was a specifically Mormon section of the Utah Pride Parade.

?otd: Coming to my birthday party?

Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (Going to Extremes outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
Weight: 240.2 (!)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate