And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Linkee-poo is surely a victim of its own desire

If you're looking for writing work, Publisher's Weekly is looking for a copy editor.

Dealing with the inevitable burn out. I can't count how many times I was willing to chuck the day thing. It's just too hard. The constant education of the bosses, the deciphering of critical comments from clients that make oracles look positively direct and to the point, the hours, and the constant ego slamming (not to mention the "you wouldn't know about the hot new thing because you're too old" - to which you have to come up with a diplomatic way of saying "fuck you"). But I love design, I love visual communications. Huhn, does that make this a dysfunctional, codependent relationship I have with the day thing? (have to think about that)

Wait, someone claims to have proven the abc conjecture? Oh, of course it involves reading four "long" papers which themselves are based on other "long" paper and include a number of new insights into numbers theory. Well, that explains it. Okay, actually I did know about this mathematical problem (one of those that Really Smart People™ kind of intuit, and then write it down, and then have the audacity to die before they give the proof of it). And here I will admit that I got lost near the end of the description, but then it's been a Very Long Time™ since I've done that deep of math. What they don't talk about in the story, that if true, factoring large primes becomes easier. (Pointed to by John)

For those blimp/airship lovers, another airship based weapons platform, in this case a high-rez defector array.

No, it's not cool when either side does it. However, please note that Holder was not treated with any more respect by Malkin when they've been together before. There's something about living by a sword… (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"The mind boggles." Romney, knee-jerk reactions, a lack of nuance, and the inability to fathom international relations. There's some leeway I can see given to a candidate on the issue of "foreign relations," but to be completely 1) wrong, 2) shown to be wrong and 3) shown to just not get it… really, why is Romney running again? More here. And then some historical perspective that invokes the name of Saint Ronald Reagan. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi, jgbarr and Joe Hill)

Eric's reaction to Mitt's knee spasm. And Jim Wright's response to the Mittster mistakes, because nothing says, "Oopsie, shot off my mouth before loading my brain" like doubling down and then going on the next morning talk shows to talk about how you was right all along (yes I meant that grammar faux pas as you should read it in the same voice of "we was robbed!" with the same outrage and pouty face).

Tweet of my heart: @joe_hill: Romney's trap: if Obama is for it, he has to be against it. So all Obama has to do is talk common sense & Romney immediately embraces lunacy

Double dip: @GeorgeTakei: Overheard: Wanna freak out your neighbors? Name your WiFi "FBI Surveillance Van."

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