Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
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Thor's Day

Administration
Happy birthday to the dashing lightcastle!

Hello to new reader mamadeb!

Medical
Last night was bad with the ouch. Today,less so,and mostly the legs.

Shayara
Holiday special!

As the Dasaroi have coexisted with humans for, well, the entire human lifespan, many of the world's religions are represented within Shayara. I started with Beltane because the image jumped into my head yesterday, but could just as easily have started with Rosh Hashanah. :) Belief in the three gods of the Dasaroi does not preclude other beliefs.

Will continue to write holidays, celebrations, and festivals when they occur to me. :) And we'll return to Tessa and her gang next week.

Wind Tunnel Dreams
When I started WTD in November, I said "no Shayara" - because in November, I was trying to stretch my mind away from Shayara. WTD has mutated over the past few months, though. So this week? You get Shayara. In large part because lrstrobel is working on theme music for the seven Houses of the Talthar Kithrayna. And I thought hey,there are seven days of WTD. And this will give him a better idea of the Houses than just me lecturing, and it'll do so faster than just waiting for the main storyline. So.You get Shayara WTD. Specifically, House by House, the answer to the question "What does it mean to be of your House?"

Link Soup
* "Frank Miller has become a bad parody of Ben Edlund's parody of Frank Miller."
* Experimental blood substitutes raised the risk of heart attack and death, yet U.S. regulators allowed human testing to continue despite warning signs, says a scathing new report.
* On Feminism. (Read that.)

Daily Science
Researchers at HP Labs have built the first working prototypes of an important new electronic component that may lead to instant-on PCs as well as analog computers that process information like the humain brain.

The new component is called a memristor, or memory resistor. Up until today, the circuit element had only been described in a series of mathematical equations written by Leon Chua, who in 1971 was an engineering student studying non-linear circuits. Chua knew the circuit element should exist -- he even accurately outlined its properties and how it would work. Unfortunately, neither he nor the rest of the engineering community could come up with a physical manifestation that matched his mathematical expression.

Thirty-seven years later, a group of scientists from HP Labs has finally built real working memristors, thus adding a fourth basic circuit element to electrical circuit theory, one that will join the three better-known ones: the capacitor, resistor and the inductor.
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