SkiffyandFanty Episode 112 — An Interview w/ Jay Lake — A podcast interview with me, by Skiffy and Fanty. Covers the release of the Endurance trade paperback edition, as well as a fair amount of discussion of my cancer.
2012 Hugo voting analysis — Apparently I missed the Best Novelette ballot by one vote. Sigh.
Beyond the Matrix — The Wachowskis travel to even more mind-bending realms.
Tigers change behavior to live near people — Tigers don’t necessarily need huge dedicated reserves, say scientists, but can accommodate themselves to patterns of human activity by becoming more nocturnal.
Researchers ponder what’s next in volcanic Yellowstone — Caldera isn’t ready to erupt, but we might have little warning when it is. If this doesn’t concern you, you’re not paying attention.
Aliens at the Vatican! A History of the Vatican Meteorite Collection — Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., the Vatican Astronomer, will be speaking at the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory fundraiser on Saturday, September 15th. Check it out and support an important Northwest science lab.
Smoke and mirrors — ‘Agnotology’, the art of spreading doubt (as pioneered by Big Tobacco), distorts the scepticism of research to obscure the truth. See also evolution denial, climate change denial, supply side economics, and very nearly every other core conservative belief. (Via Scrivner’s Error.)
Climate report: “Almost no chance” of less than 3½°F (2°C) rise; 50-50 chance of 5½°F (3°C); headed for 9°F — Darn that liberal bias in reality. Good thing conservatives aren’t part of the reality-based community.
QOTD: Gloria Borger — France? Really? This is what makes it so hard to respect so many of the most hardcore American conservatives — their endless self-serving hypocrisy.
As Republican convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude — Gee, the party that’s having trouble because they can’t generate enough angry white guys isn’t communicating well across racial lines? No one could have predicted this!
Romney & Bush Disappearance — Hahahahahah.
?otD: Who’s the boss?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (running on Con time)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 (interrupted)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo