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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31 2011

Fox Newscorp Ticker Hacked! Maybe.

If this is real, it’s impressive. I’m a little concerned for the safety of the accomplices, though, especially with the girl’s face clearly visible on camera. And of course, the “uprising” message seems a bit too… I dunno. Inflammatory? I suppose it’s sort of the modus operandi for a country as steeped as it is …

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May 30 2011

William Shatner sings O Canada

The Shat won the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and made an award acceptance video wherein he sings O Canada. Well, sort of. It’s William Shatner, after all. Fabulous.

May 28 2011

Unscripted public responses to gay-bashing in Texas

This is heartening. If only some of these people were elected representatives, maybe you poor folks might see a bit more tolerance in your southern states. I can’t believe the thumbs-up dude. Didn’t even have the guts to own his agreeing with the hatred. I put it in religion because of the tolerant religious guy …

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May 27 2011

We are free to “presuppose” that there is a reality here, because there is.

Sorry for the sporadic posting schedule, once again. Been running myself ragged over work. Need to tone that down a bit. There’s a piece over at Cosmic Variance by Sean M Carroll, the brilliantly titled Physics and the Immortality of the Soul, that dovetails perfectly with the “denouement” to an otherwise ongoing “conversation” (and I …

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May 25 2011

The Politics of the Null Hypothesis

If you’ve been in the blogosphere as long as I have, you’ll know that certain arguments about science stem not from the science itself, but from a desire to affect political change despite the science based on one’s own personal biases. In the case of IQ and race, much of the “controversy” appears to come …

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May 25 2011

Hitchhiker’s Guide, on Daleks

In honor of both Geek Pride day and Towel Day, I present the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy entry on Daleks. Hat tip to Troythulu.

May 24 2011

The problem with Christians throwing Camping under the Rapture-bus

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I’ve noticed, in the wake of the massive Rapture failure this weekend, a number of Christians jumping to dissociate themselves from Harold Camping and his failed prediction (which, by the way, he’s revised to the “end of the world” day, claiming merciful God is skipping the Tribulation altogether, and is just going to end the …

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May 24 2011

In Kansas, your choice of genitalia brings you legal obligations

You have got to be fucking kidding me. In yet another blow against a woman’s right to choose, and yet another blow for the Forced Birth Movement that is the Republican party and the “pro-lifers” who only give a shit about life until it’s out of the womb, the Kansas legislature just approved a ban …

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May 21 2011

Oh rapture, oh bliss!

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If you’re reading this, then I’ve been carried away by the angels to sing the praises of our heavenly lord for all eternity. Or I forgot to disable this scheduled post, due to hit the tubes exactly ten minutes after I’ve been bodily transported to heaven’s kingdom. Either way, I hope the tribulation is going …

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May 21 2011

Rachel Maddow’s Last Word cocktail for the Rapture

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