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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Friday, December 28, 2012

Linkee-poo nauseates me with a nauseous super naus

Indie film career killers and how to avoid them. Also applicable to writers. (Grokked from Gabriel Novo)

More and more people own an e-reader or tablet. While the article talks about more people reading e-books while print reading drops, you have to read the actual Pew Report to get the numbers.

Chang shares some inspirational art for when you've received the latest rejection and watch all your peers getting publishing contracts. He also wishes to remind us just what a treasure Patrick Stewart is.

Why I like swords, a "samurai" slices speeding "bullet" with sword. On video tape. Well, okay, it's a pellet fired from an airgun and technically there are no samurai anymore (and samurai were more than bushido or the sword or fighting for that matter). (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

SpaceX's Grasshopper performs a 12-story hop test. What isn't talked about in the article is this… look Ma, no launch tower.

The historical prices of solar power. Watch them drop. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

You know my comment yesterday about it not being legal to own a TOW missile… yeah, about that… - look at the second picture. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"A suspect under arrest was shot and killed inside a police station in New Jersey early Friday after he obtained a weapon and opened fire on three officers, injuring one seriously, according to police officials." If you happen to be one of those people who think "more guns" is the solution, I want you to read that again and let the implications sink in. Now, if only the police carried loaded guns and were trained in situations where there is an active shooter, all of this could have been prevented… wait, no, that's not right. Or as I said when we started allowing pilots to carry firearms aboard airplanes, the terrorists will thank us for getting their weapons past security for them. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Fox News gets it wrong, again. So much for the post-election epiphanies. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Tweet of my heart: @CRREdwards: … DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10AM WHEN SLIGHTLY MORE INTELLIGENT FOG MOVES IN …

Yeah, I've had days like that.

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