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Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 22 2010

Are atheists unfit soldiers?

The US military seems to think so, at least from their Mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker survey that measures a soldier’s competency in areas like Family, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual. Justin Griffith, an outspoken foxhole atheist, wasn’t shocked when he flunked the Spiritual section, but was appalled when he was referred to counseling because of it. …

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Dec 22 2010

My PhD is going to be magical

Mom: She’s visiting from Seattle, where she’s getting her PhD.Random Guy: Oh? What are you studying?Me: Genome Sciences.Guy: Oh yeah? The really small stuff, right?Me: Well, I guess it’s really small…Guy: Do they wear hats too?Me: …genome, like genetics. Not gnomes. Later:Mom: So your program is officially called Genome Sciences? Why not Genetics?Me: Well, genomics …

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Dec 21 2010

Atheist golfing

Me: *hits drive on 18th hole, pushes it a little to the right* Uh oh, I’m almost in someone’s yard.Dad: You’ll like the sign in their yard.Me: *drives up*Sign: Jesus is the Reason for the SeasonMe: Ha! Darn, I missed. After my approach shot, I proceeded to shank my chip, and then because I was …

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Dec 19 2010

Omg Harry Potter

Tomorrow morning I’m going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, FL. … OMFG I’M SO EXCITED AAAHHHHH!!! Actually, I have nothing else to add. I just wanted to rub it in to my friends who aren’t here with me. That’s what friends are for, right? …

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Dec 18 2010

I need to fly more often

Don’t Ask Don’t tell has been voted to be repealed. Yay! I’d say more or find a relevant news article to link to, but I’m currently sitting in the New Orleans airport and functioning on 4 hours of sleep. So you get shoddy blogging, sorry. So, now that we think it’s okay for gays to …

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Dec 17 2010

Overheard at the post office

It’s hard to convey tone through text, but keep in mind both of these guys were light hearted in this conversation: Guy: I need some stamps, what kind do you have?Employee: Well, we have the bells, the holiday ones, and then the godless ones.Guy: Godless ones?Employee: Yep! *shows him some holiday stamps with pine cones …

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Dec 17 2010

Google can now filter by “reading level”

This is a really neat advanced search feature just released by Google! You can now filter by “reading level,” including within posts for a certain site. How do they determine what’s considered Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced? The feature is based primarily on statistical models we built with the help of teachers. We paid teachers to …

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Dec 17 2010

Google can now filter by "reading level"

This is a really neat advanced search feature just released by Google! You can now filter by “reading level,” including within posts for a certain site. How do they determine what’s considered Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced? The feature is based primarily on statistical models we built with the help of teachers. We paid teachers to …

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Dec 17 2010

1,000th post!

And to celebrate, I’m going to go meta-blogging on you. I can’t believe this is the thousandth post I’ve written at Blag Hag. If you estimate a half hour spent writing each post, that’s nearly 21 days of my life I’ll never get back. Just kidding, of course. That’s time well spent. I started this …

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Dec 16 2010

This needed to be said about rape allegations

And Furry Girl says it perfectly [Warning, NSFW link], in respect to the Julian Assange drama : When lefties fanatically spearhead every rape/abuse allegation leveled by anyone, they are creating an environment that enables and even encourages false accusations from angry parties. While it’s a travesty that police and courts tend to not believe people …

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