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Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 26 2008

Open thread

Since I’ve been neglecting this blog while work is slowly wearing me down (and Fallout 3 has so much of my attention), please, feel free to consider this a “blank post” so you all can rant to your hearts content. I’m upgrading WordPress again, as well, so let me know if anything breaks. 820 spams …

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Nov 13 2008

Why do people, PhDs included, keep misunderstanding the concept of evolution?

This is why physicists don’t generally work on biology problems, and vice versa.  Two scientists at Princeton University made an interesting protein discovery, where a specific protein acts as a sort of error-correction for DNA strands, only now they think the protein they found is actually the mechanism driving evolution. Now, you must be thinking, …

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Nov 13 2008

Two computer cases I had tonight.

Tonight I fixed two computers “on-the-side”, not relating to my actual job.  One was a Vista laptop whose password had been lost — I downloaded and burned a copy of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, used that to change the person’s password to the same as her BIOS boot and hard drive passwords.  This …

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Nov 06 2008

Being smacked by a bill of rights has got to hurt.

At least in the metaphorical sense.

Nov 05 2008

Well, they’ve stopped discriminating against blacks…

…but they’re still discriminating against gays.  Arizona has amended their state constitution so that only man/woman marriages would be recognized as a marriage in the state, effectively banning gay marriage; Arkansas has banned gay couples adopting children; and ballots are still being counted on the California proposition to repeal the law allowing gay marriage but …

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Nov 05 2008

What a relief.

MSNBC has called the election for Barack Obama as the projected winner with 297 to 146 electoral college votes, with 270 to win.  Who knows what the final map will look like?  Maybe 330+ EV for Obama, and if Bush can win with 50-percent-plus-one and call it a mandate, this goddamn landslide will provide a …

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Nov 02 2008

This is how you get interviews with Palin

Apparently, you have to have an accent and pretend to be a foreign head of state. Some choice quotes: Palin: “Thank you for spending a few minutes to talk toooo… meee!” Fake Sarkozy: “We have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France – it’s called Marcelle the Guy with Bread Under his Armpit.” Fake …

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