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Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 23 2008

California Prop 8

It’s scary and sad at the same time that the polling for Proposition 8, the proposition to repeal legal gay marriage in California, not only shows a severe upswing for the Bad Guys, but the polling also resembles uncannily a Jesus Fish.  Is this pollreidolia? (Courtesy of FiveThirtyEight.com) Update: The plot thickens!  It seems the …

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Oct 21 2008

An Essential, Concise History of the LHC, 2002–2008

This is definitely worth a read if you are as excited about the Large Hadron Collider as I am, and it will hopefully tide you over until they’ve repaired the issue with liquid helium coolant spilling from a magnetic lock and have restarted the Great Experiment.  Interestingly, it includes links to articles regarding arguments that …

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Oct 18 2008

Continued evolution of homo sapiens sapiens (that’s us!)

I seem to only be able to manage a post a week, or at least to post in flurries on weekends, so I might as well make my posts count.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the state of evolution within the human species, where it almost seems as though we may have stalled …

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Oct 13 2008

What a fine way to spend Turkey Day Evening…

… sipping green tea and watching someone with a decent handle on science mangle creationists on Youtube.  This is why VenomFangX got his panties in a bunch, because he got thoroughly whomped.  I’ve only watched up to Part 4, but I’m going to watch the rest after linking the whole bunch from here. As promised, …

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Oct 13 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is out!

Go get it now, from the main site if you can manage — they’ve been slaughtered by the demand so they have a lightweight download page up right now — or if you can’t, there’s an RSS feed of Bittorrent links for every version of OpenOffice as they become available.  (Who sez bittorrent is for …

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Oct 13 2008

VenomFangX Apologizes to the Internets

High-larious! In case you hadn’t been following this intertubes-based slapfight, VenomFangX is a Creationist who has been filling Youtube with his ridiculous magical-world views, and who, ultimately, attempted to silence his biggest detractor Thunderf00t using a DMCA Copyright takedown notice and failed miserably when it turned out this Thunderf00t guy actually knew the law better …

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Oct 11 2008

Gaming madness

As I write this post, Megaman’s got a Jewel Satellite shield up and is sitting under two Telly spawn pipes at the end of the Plug Man stage in Megaman 9, harvesting bolts and extra lives.  In the meantime, I’m doing something productive, like writing on my blog.  This is how weekends should truly be …

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Oct 06 2008

Nice quiet weekend, for a change

Jodi and I spent a nice quiet weekend for the first time in recent memory — no big projects, no major interruptions from work, just finally putting No More Heroes to bed (what a twisted plot it has, video game or not!), then watching Heroes (right after No More Heroes, the irony isn’t lost on …

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Oct 03 2008

I want a Famous Person to endorse ME, doggone it!

Wow, famous people really really like Sarah Palin, by golly!  They managed to get the quote right from Peggy Noonan, ostensibly a famous person by virtue of being a former Reagan speechwriter (and therefore Republican, and therefore wholly unbiased), but one of two things happened here — they made the ad before anyone said it, …

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Oct 03 2008

New plugins, and a full Gallery install

Finally, due to this webhost actually knowing what they’re doing and having PHP Safe Mode turned off, I can run my very own Gallery installation and not have to rely on other websites’ picture sharing interfaces and crappy privacy policies. So I installed it here and threw on those pictures from NB from last year. …

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