What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Linkee-poo, what's love got to do with it

14 agents seeking SF novels. May need to cross reference to those I've already tried and have been rejected. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

Kate Elliot promises a series on world building. (Grokked from someone, sorry)

Giving up on the Great American Novel (and succeeding at writing). (Grokked from Mrs. Tadd)

Kameron Hurley Simon Owens on making short fiction pay through Patreon. Kids and their new-fangled ways. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

Wanna compute like it's 1979? Of course you do. Here, have a web based Apple II emulator. And you can play Oregon Trail and die of dysentery just like your forbearers did. (Grokked from John)

Remember that jetpack video of people flying around NYC? Your jetpack is ready. Okay, you can't actually buy one, but they're trying harder. (Grokked from Dan)

Can't wait for the jetpack? Okay, how about a human-size quadcopter drone? Note, may not be legal in all jurisdictions (also it's pretty damn expensive). (Grokked from John)

Instructions on how to open a new, hardbound book. Pointed to as an example of how, yes, these things we take for granted are actual tech that requires a user's manual. I remember seeing this as a kid the one year we had new textbooks in class. (Grokked from Christine Daigle)

I'ma gonna just leave this here. "Police shot and killed a California man who opened fire on an apartment building Tuesday night while ranting incoherently about President Obama’s new gun control policy." Crazy people, huh. What can you do?

Dear Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), "civil disobedience" does not included "armed standoff." I thought you might like to know that little fact. Also, "peaceful" typically does not involved people with rifles, stating they're willing to "do whatever it takes" and possibly "I'm willing to put my life on the line." That's the difference the media is noticing that you're oblivious to.

So, when the Bundys and Hammonds claim that the "feds robbed us of our land", it's pretty much been settled law since the beginning of the 20th century that "Nope, the Feds own it, never gave up title to it."

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