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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31 2011

Oozing Pumpkin Puke

Happy Hallowe’en! Stephanie had a great idea in posting a science demo of an exploding pumpkin, so I figure I should take a cue and post something appropriately Halloweenie. Bleaurgh!!!

Oct 31 2011

Thank you note from the Stanley Cup Challenge

A thank you note hit my inbox from the Donors Choose challenge that I’d highlighted, asking for donations to give kids in Seattle some hockey equipment. Mr. Mauch writes: Thank you all so much! I know my students will be stoked. We played in the past with a foam hockey set that was shared among …

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Oct 31 2011

The Whitewashing of Akira

I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to this, though as a geek I’m duty-bound to watch. Apparently Akira is being given the live-action Hollywood treatment. Say it ain’t so! I’m not much of a “canon purist”, especially not in cases where I’ve never read the original source — the original anime movie Akira was …

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Oct 30 2011

Alcohol abuse

The humanity! 7000 bottles of wine, destroyed by what could only be described as “the act of a vengeful god indeed”. Now what the hell are the residents of Sheboygan going to do? Thanks to a WordPress mess-up, you might have seen this briefly on Thursday in the wee hours of the morning when I …

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Oct 30 2011

Linux is dead? Long live Linux!

Mike Gualtieri of Forrester pontificates on the swan song of the venerable open source computer kernel Linux, declaring its hopes for world domination to be “game over”. Poor Linux. It struggled so hard to dominate the world. It was the little open source engine that could, but it didn’t. It never even came close to …

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Oct 29 2011

Pat Robertson thinks Hallowe’en is Satan’s night

Pat Robertson evidently doesn’t believe in ghosts or the dead rising. Seriously. He said that. “You’re feeling badly? You should.” What an insufferable ass. Heavens forefend a church get involved with a secular celebration of any sort. They might be encouraging gluttony and idolatry! Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

Oct 29 2011

Mock the Movie: Attack From Space – transcript

Below the fold, the transcript from Mock The Movie: Attack From Space. I had to do a bit of post-production work to interleave the two separate logs, as brx0 joined late and had a few real-life interruptions. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this one — there’s just something special about early Japanese action films. …

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Oct 29 2011

Is there a rape proclivity bubble on a multi-axis quadrant? (A repost.)

In 2009, during the Silence is the Enemy campaign raising awareness about rape and the rape culture that leads to drastic underreporting by victims of all genders, Greg Laden made a particularly bold claim in a post wherein he postulated a “rape switch” where people exposed for long durations to rape cultures like that of …

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Oct 29 2011

Security theatre exposed.

You know all that screening, profiling and backscatter nudie x-rays you have to go through to get from point A to point B via plane, all “for your safety”? It’s a sham. It’s security theatre. It’s not to make you safer, it’s to make you think you’re safer. Know how I know? A loaded and …

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Oct 28 2011

FBI fixes rape defnition: will include male victims and non-penile violation

Via Our Lady of Perpetual Win, the FBI is about to do something very right.

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