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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 29 2013

Who could have possibly predicted one party lies more than the other?

The media will no doubt shocked, shocked I tell ya, that a scientific analysis comparing apples to apples has definitively determined one party lies far more than the other. Take a wild guess who won the liar award:

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May 26 2013

Need dating advice: life in single’s ville

There’s a nice woman I casually dated a few times last year, we’ll call her Jill. The relationship didn’t go anywhere, not much spark, but she’s a very sweet intelligent and fun person and we’ve stayed friends. But another reason it didn’t go anywhere is she’s been hung up bad on another man for a …

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May 26 2013

TDS dismembers Peggy Noonan

  I’ve written here and here about the embarrassment that is Peggy Noonan. Having Noonan and her ilk on any news show where information is purportedly on equal footing with entertainment, presented as an equal with highly informed qualified analysts is an out and out sop to the most ridiculous of specimen of wingnut grifter. …

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May 25 2013

Tornado-genesis: A twist in the wind

A diagram of tornado alley's rough location (red), and its contributing weather systems. Click image for more at the Wiki.

There are few spectacles on earth more awe inspiring than a tornado over land or sea. If they seem unearthly, with all our modern science and perspective, imagine how they appeared to ancient people who might see or hear about a single such event in their lifetime! But tornadoes are a dramatic representation of one …

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May 24 2013

We don’t need no sinking regulations

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Seattle KOMO News — The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed Thursday evening, dropping three vehicles into the water and injuring at least three people. Rescue crews in at least three boats were able to pull three people from the semi-submerged vehicles, which are tangled in the wreckage of the bridge. All three …

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May 23 2013

The glory & structure of planetary nebula

A schematic of an iconic celestial object. To see it in full visible wavelength glory, go below the fold.

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May 23 2013

Pope gives atheism a nod

If you live long enough you will see miracles. Maybe that’s what this was, or it could have been a more down to earth outbreak of civility towards atheists from His Holiness: Independent — Pope Francis has said that atheists should be seen as good people as long as they do good, in a move …

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May 22 2013

Fundie nutcases hack up UK soldier in the name of Allah

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Really dreadful, you have to read it to believe it. If you don’t want to be disturbed then don’t read below the fold:

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May 22 2013

What others say about FTB

I just got a Windows upgrade and my PC is running like a top. Pages are opening like lightning. I hadn’t realized just how bad it had gotten, this old desktop dinosaur is loved, but it had become an obstacle between me and whatever webpage I tried to visit. I can feel pent up stress …

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May 22 2013

Newest pics of Saturn and system

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Cassini-Solstice is the mission that keeps on giving. Fair to say, though, the plucky little spacecraft does have the solar system’s most gorgeous celebrity to work with. Images below, each link to a Cassini homepage with descriptions.

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