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Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Linkee-poo knows some who wander are lost

A Short Packed cartoon that somewhat explains what Jim Hines (and John Scalzi) is doing with with his "pose for fundraising" thing.

Just so you know the "ebook vs dead-tree book" debate isn't just being waged in writer/publisher circles. It's also something us designers discuss (with a slightly different focus).

Seven strange evolutionary experiments in prehistoric versions of modern day animals. Intelligent creator my Aunt Fanny. One of the things the Cracked writers miss is that evolution is not a "forward" process. And for those appearances to grow to the point they did they must have either provided an advantage or at least have not been disadvantageous. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Some people don't quite understand the trade off of "gated" communities. In the wake of Sandy, some private communities realize that they can't "do it all themselves." Strange that. Here's the thing, if you have private streets, private police, private sewers, then really, no you shouldn't get government rebuilding funds. That was the decision you made when you went into the gated community and made all those things private. That's the price of not allowing community access. Sucks sometimes, doesn't it. Understand my disdain is only for those "private" gated communities and not for those area associations. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

What happens when you keep cutting and cutting? Your infrastructure collapses from neglect. And the the bill to repair it is much, much higher than maintenance would have been. Trust me. It is far cheaper to resurface a road than to replace collapsing base because of water infiltration from a damaged road surface.

The Fore, Laughing Death, and mortuary practices. Obsetenly about the retirement of Dr. Michael Alpers, but a lot on his research in Papua New Guinea. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A bus that uses the Tesla effect to charge as it goes. Well, actually, while it makes a stop. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Alligator Quotient: Are they on meth?

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