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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31 2011

Mock The Movie: Mega Python vs Gatoroid

Another week, another Mock The Movie event. I’ll be running the Python scrape-bot so we can post logs at The JAYFK once it’s done. When it comes to Mock The Movie, you can’t go wrong if you choose @SyfyMovies to mock!  They brought us our first Mock The Movie (‘Sands Of Obilivon‘) and we’ve chosen  @SyfyMovies  Mega Python …

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Aug 31 2011

Kirkby on cosmic rays and climate change

I’m posting this specifically for Klem, if he’s still reading. He asked that the cosmic ray forcing hypothesis be convincingly rebutted before he’d start taking the science proving climate change seriously. Well, since the hypothesis is predicated on Jasper Kirkby’s work, perhaps his words will help tip the scales. Kirkby built a damn fine experiment …

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Aug 29 2011

It might not get better after all.

I love the “It Gets Better” campaign, started by newspaper personality Dan Savage. The message he has to deliver though, that bullying and oppression that you might experience by coming out as gay or transsexual or any other non-hetero orientation will eventually wane as others mature and learn to embrace plurality, might be… shall we …

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Aug 28 2011

Berkeley catches a supernova within hours of explosion

This is awesome. Within hours of it happening, Berkeley scientists observed a supernova in a nearby galaxy, a mere 21 million light years away. This is in relative time, naturally — technically, the light has been travelling 21 million years to reach us, so it happened 21 million years ago if there’s a way to …

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Aug 27 2011

This can only end in cruel and unusual punishment.

Via Mother Jones: “We are not evacuating Rikers Island,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference Friday. Bloomberg annouced a host of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 …

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Aug 27 2011

Hurricane Irene as seen from space

It may be a lumbering behemoth that’ll peter mostly out before it hits us here in Canuckistan, but it looks like there’s pretty much no avoiding this one. If you’re anywhere on the East Coast, you’re in this juggernaut’s way. It’s very sunny and bright and cheery-looking here at the moment. Meanwhile, everyone on Twitter …

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Aug 26 2011

Income disparity affects everyone — even the rich — detrimentally

The more unequal income levels are, the worse off everyone does in aggregate. While the rich have the levers of power and are busy installing new and more efficient money vacuums, to siphon money upward toward the top levels of income, the country as a whole suffers. Social systems break down, and the middle class …

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Aug 25 2011

If you are anti-science, you are anti-jobs.

Zing. Joe Romm is absolutely correct — when climate denialists claim scientists made up climate change so they could be given money for projects, they neglect the fact that people like Rick Perry get a shit-ton of money from oil companies. Why do oil companies need to buy politicians to the tune of millions of …

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Aug 24 2011

Baking with Jack Layton

This Hour has 22 Minutes, a Canadian half-hour political news satire show along the lines of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart sans the interviews, hosted Jack Layton quite recently to whip up some Canadian politicians’ favorite recipes. They had a bit of trouble with some of Harper’s redaction, but it seems they made out …

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Aug 24 2011

The Kalam Cosmological Fallacy

I thoroughly enjoyed this video’s thorough evisceration of the fallacious arguments predicated on human intuition made in today’s shoddy theology. Well, except for the parts where William Lane Craig’s permasmirk face were shown. And where there’s a typo of “being” instead of “begin”. But I can overlook it because if I was making the video, …

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