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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 22 2012

Sandusky guilty on dozens of counts of abuse

Wheel that old abuser into jail for life. Sandusky’s been found guilty as hell and there’s really no one who seems to think he got railroaded:

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Jun 22 2012

A midsummer night’s rant

I despise them. I loath them. I hate them. I’m talking of course about computers, specifically windows PCs. Computers were once a blast for me. Tons of fun to play with, I liked them. But that’s back when they were more of a curiosity than a daily necessity. That’s all changed; try applying for a job with …

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Jun 22 2012

Martian snow not as alien as you might think

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You wouldn’t think of snow on Mars. It’s plenty cold enough, the problem is Mars is so dry it makes the most arid desert on earth look like a swamp. But that’s what apparently happens in deep Martian winter and the snow is diverse:

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Jun 22 2012

Voyager One: until we meet again

Voyager aftet being captured by a machine intelligence and greatly enhanced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

After an epic journey by any standard, Voyager 1 is leaving the solar system, forever. And we stand, collectively, on the cusp of being just barely an interstellar species:

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Jun 22 2012

Who are Thunderf00t and Aaron-Ra?

Who are Thunderf00t and Aaron-Ra? Answer: two brilliant, talented science vloggers with huge Youtube followings and a passion for free expression and rationalism, who just set up shop at FreeThoughtBlogs. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, the new media art these guys produce is worth a million.

Jun 22 2012

Romney trailing Obama on social issues

I wouldn’t make too big of a deal out of this. Hell, I’d expect the non fundamentalist all American candidate to beat the pants off the separatist cult pandering to fundies, misogynist, and racists on anything approaching equality and tolerance:

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Jun 22 2012

Exosolar odd couple boosts idea of planetary migration

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We’ve talked a little bit about planetary migration and how it might happen. For some reason, a good chunk of distant solar systems feature hot Jupiter’s, large enough that they may have formed in the frost belt, orbiting crazy close to their primary star.  Tidal deceleration, interaction and collision with other planets or smaller objects, detection bias? A new system …

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Jun 21 2012

Who could have predicted?

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I saw the movie Prometheus. It’s worth seeing, especially if you liked any of the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver. Being a physics and math guy I saw holes you could drive a quasar thru, but this is sci-fi after all. There was a preview for another movie about Abe Lincoln though … I don’t …

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Jun 19 2012

Hosni Mubarek is still not quite dead

A murdering thug is on his deathbed and conflicting reports have emerged on whether he’s dead or alive. Either way, the world can rejoice:

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Jun 19 2012

And I thought I was having a tough week

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I guess that puts my little struggle over FMLA paperwork in context. This guy is amazingly lucky. HuffPo– A Miami teen who was impaled in the forehead in a spearfishing gun accident in early June is very, very lucky, according to surgeons who were able to remove the long piece of metal that was lodged all …

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