Elizabeth Bear goes all rhapsodic on the singularity. Wow. I wish I had read more of her before going to VP. I would have loved to go through all that with her (her thinking is very close to my own).
How do you organize your writing? At this point, it's a Text Edit RTF file for each chapter, file name ends with a revision number. All old files get thrown in a file named "Old".
Steve Jobs and 10 quotes for advertising agencies. While applicable to my day thing, quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 can be easily modified to be pertinent to writing (or other endeavors). Number 8 is a good general rule for life. Finally, number 10 can also go toward writing if you change a few sentences. (Pointed to by John)
I didn't know we elected a Chicken Little to the Ohio Governor's office. "'You get people emboldened (if SB is repealed), you don't know what it will lead to,' Kasich said. 'It's a legitimate concern. There's a lot of things that could come. I'm not saying they will, but people who get emboldened, they do more aggressive things.'" Hello, Kettle? The Pot is holding for you on line 3. Only it's the Governor's side of the argument that said, "This is just the beginning." Notice the nation wide calls to end unemployment benefits and minimum wage that have only grown and moved into the mainstream this summer. As Randy Newman sang, "Hide your wives and daughters, hide the groceries too, the great nations of Europe comin' through." (Pointed to by Dan)
As a part of what seems to be an ongoing (and widening) conversation about the differences in how women are received and treated in public (re: things women bloggers have thrown at them), when heckling a comedian becomes sexual harassment." It's like the 80s and 90s didn't happen for a lot of people. I think I commented when I went through sexual harassment training (which, yes, I did mention that the title was a bit odd and couldn't we change that) at the current day job, "Didn't we all get the memo on this in the 90s?" Obviously not. (Grokked from Sean Craven)
It sometimes appalls me that we here in the US are so ignorant of basic facts regarding climate change. (pointed to by Dan) But then it really doesn't surprise me given the rise of know-nothing-ism in one of our major parties (in fact, it's now a litmus test for leadership in that party) and a network dedicated to misinforming the public (but they tell great stories - that's a link to their poll on prayer healing and creationism). To illustrate the difference, just the publication of a children's book on evolution can be political. Yes, for the US it was way too hot, but for our neighbors to the north there's nary a peep of public protest. (Grokked from Steven Gould)
And now the score stands 2-1. The 4th Circuit threw out the lawsuit challenging the ACA (Healthcare Reform). Think this will get as big a play as when the 11th ruled it unconstitutional? Yeah, neither do I. They'll say, "all judged appointed by Democrats" and move on. They won't even mention the whole "could lead to an onslaught of politicized and frivolous legal challenges," part. Look, frivolous laws suits! Oh wait, it's conservatives bringing them. Nevermind. Move along citizen.
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