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Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 30 2009

When Rationalists Attack!

I’ll tell you now, I love swearing for its own sake. But what I love even more is when someone as cool and rational as DanJ goes completely off. It’s something akin to watching a perfectly played chess match end when one player shoots the opposing king at checkmate with a rocket-propelled grenade. It’s glorious …

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Jun 30 2009

AronRa on Ida

This is absolutely genius. A new challenger stepped up to claim the “Posterboy for Creationist Stupidity” throne now that VenomFangX has abdicated, he starts out by taking on the announcement of Ida (Darwinius masillae — as covered previously), and AronRa eviscerates the newbie’s claims mercilessly. Sir, your ideas are intriguing to me and I would …

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Jun 29 2009

Well, one problem solved at least.

I just got off the phone with my dad half an hour ago (after-writing edit — well, like an hour and a half ago now). Or, more like, he got off the phone, I just ranted into dead air for a while, as he had hung up on me mid-sentence. It sort of solves a …

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Jun 29 2009

Oklahoma: hey, let’s make a law with respect to the establishment of religion

I know Congress can’t do it, since they have that pesky Establishment Clause in the US’ Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. But that’s not stopping Sally Kern from issuing a proclamation containing historical revisionism and an outright cuff across the face of anyone …

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Jun 28 2009

FreeDOS turns 15; James Hall steps down

It’s amazing what a little do-it-yourself attitude and a stubborn unwillingness to let go of your old DOS apps can get you. Fifteen years ago today, FreeDOS was born (site), though it has gone through a few name changes since its PD-DOS days (Public Domain is so gauche now! OSS FTW). Originally intended as a …

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Jun 28 2009

Don’t look at it! Close your eyes and keep them closed!

Ed Brayton has the blow-by-blow on World Nut Daily’s claim to having found, and preparing to present, the Ark of the Covenant. Their supposed unveiling was a total wash, unfortunately. Despite promising to reveal the genuine, real, authentic Ark of the Covenant, the patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church did not produce the artifact in …

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Jun 28 2009

Oh COME ON, Elections Canada!

POST #300! Didn’t even notice until after I posted it! This is like a geek version of a car odometer rollover. After the results of their latest election post-mortem, in an effort to ramp up the amount of participation in our electoral process, Elections Canada wants to set up voting over the internet. Boy howdy …

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Jun 28 2009

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Yet another thing coming from E3 that I just need to play. I know, this is only the opening CG, but cripes on toast. Hat tip to Phil Plait. Can’t even scoop him when it comes to video games.

Jun 27 2009

The ring, my precioussss!

It fits all her criteria — no big flashy diamonds, had to be a gemstone (and she loves sapphire), had to be on white gold, and it had to be… budget conscious, let’s say. 50% off should count for that. Plus Stephanie put together a compendium of all the links in this crazy chain, including …

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Jun 27 2009

Happy monkey!

(Forgetting the fact that I’ve already said yes:) [poll id=2]

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