Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Linkee-poo girds for battle, again

Some non-scientific poll results of non-scientific ideas. Things like ghosts, paranormal events, etc. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

Pill Hill Press open horror anthologies. (Grokked from Absolute Write)

Holy Frack! HBO is now developing American Gods as a series (6 seasons worth). With Game of Thrones and now this, I may have to upgrade my cable. BTW, if you love urban fantasy fiction and haven't read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, just WTF are you waiting for? It's ten years old now.

A chart of the share of national income going to workers. Wow, look at that line since the 80s. Gee I wonder what happened in the early 80s? Yeah. Nothing to see here citizen, move along. Don't forget to look at the corporate profits chart. Just how many more times do we need to say this and in how many different ways? (pointed to by Dan)

Another story on global climate change and the limits of science. Also a little on the misunderstanding of those limits in regard to waiting for statistical relevance. And here I should point out that my perceived knocking on science with this thread isn't to degrade science, but to help people understand what science can say and how they say it. Sometimes people like to use science as a Loving Club of Correction (on both sides of many issues), which it isn't. So, global warming is now statistically significant (ie. it passes the 95% certainly level). Cue the disbelievers (and here's another thing about science, when it's done properly, it doesn't require your belief in it to affect you) saying "But just last year he said blah, so he's flip-flopping because of pressure," in 3.. 2.. 1.. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

You must resist making connections. Droughts and crop failures are all part of the natural cycle. Tipping point? What tipping point? But, shhh, no, see really the increase in food prices are all about using corn for ethanol. Except for, you know, the US dumping all their corn in Mexico at below cost driving their own corn producers out of the market. I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

Apex Books has scored a good deal with a "major distributor" to get their books out. Which garners a big "Yippie" from all us horror type folks. But now they need to raise capital to ramp up their business and print runs. It's a modest fund raising goal, and I need to think about what level I'm going in for. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

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