Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31 2010

US electorate, this might be your country’s turning point.

Americans, wake the fuck up. Joe Miller, Republican candidate in Alaska, hired a paramilitary unit — actual active-duty military members moonlighting as security detail — to defend him from, of all things, reporters. A reporter was detained by this paramilitary. For asking questions. This has nothing to do with how our civil liberties “could” disappear. …

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Oct 30 2010

Bling for the Irrational

Edward Current should sell these things for real. I’d buy one. Don’t think I’d get away with wearing it at work, but for the weekends, I’d be more stylin’ than Flava Flav. Love the Pascal’s Vampire Wager.

Oct 29 2010

inFamous 2 – 4 minutes of gameplay footage

I just beat inFamous, the good path only, and started playing GTA4 immediately thereafter. I’m already finding myself missing the ability to climb everything in the entire damn city, throw lightning sticky grenades, hover, and generally be a one-man army. But there were a few shortcomings in the game. Like how the melee system consisted …

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Oct 28 2010

The Tea Party is made of cranks and authoritarians

Keith Olbermann’s special comment is a systematic destruction of the “party” as a whole. “Their sole purpose is to protect wealth, and to keep it where they think it belongs — in the bank accounts of the wealthy.” This agrees, by and large, with the words of the Tea Party’s “founder”, Karl Denninger: This was …

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Oct 27 2010

I’m scicurious!

Uh, but not, you know, THE Scicurious. Check out this awesome shirt I picked up from Sci’s new MERCHANDIZE OF AWESOME AND WIN. Catchy title! Art is by Glendon Mellow, the Flying Trilobite, making this the first bit of Glendon’s art I own, and given that it’s a caffeine molecule, I pretty much had no …

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Oct 27 2010

Help a nerd get a scholarship

Christie Wilcox of Observations of a Nerd, PhD student in cell and microbiology, is a finalist in a $10,000 blogging scholarship competition for student bloggers. She is, sadly, the only representative that blogs about science, and therefore is the obvious candidate to support at first glance. The competition is based on who has the best …

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Oct 25 2010

Julian Assange does something totally expected during an interview

Organization devoted to leaking those pesky internal government documents that tend to make governments look bad, manages to score and release 100,000 pages of internal Pentagon documents showing numerous human rights violations and dubious operations that have been carried out by the government in the handling of Iraq War 2: Bush’s Revenge. Government wants to …

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Oct 24 2010

Christine O’Donnell: “that’s in the first amendment!?”

Pro tip: if you’re campaigning for public office, you should know the foundational documents of your country backward and forward. I don’t know the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as I should (I’m, after all, a lousy Canuck), but I know enough of them to be ashamed that the very first few …

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Oct 23 2010

Happy birthday, everything-in-existence!

The mathematical genius and credit to humanity, Archbishop James Ussher, determined with thereafter-unchallenged finality, in 1647, the exact age of the Earth based on the lineage documented in the inerrant word of God, the Bible. In the beginning, God created the heavens and Earth on October 23rd, 4004 BC (having started cooking the whole brew …

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Oct 22 2010

Yakko’s Universe

Work and a cold are both kicking my ass, but I’m not dead yet. Have just been expending my energy on a number of other areas of my life. Sorry it’s been so quiet around these parts the past few days. We’ll be back to your regularly scheduled blogging ASAP. In the meantime, watch this. …

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