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Nov 29 2013

Updated: tech PC windows question

Updated: see new thread … so a reader/friend has offered to give me this CPU and this MoBo. Which looks to my unprofessional eye like the start of a system that could exceed my wildest dreams. I have two monitors and a couple of keyboards and mice. What else would I need to assemble the …

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Nov 28 2013

Comet ISON live … may be falling apart!

USTREAM Live Video from NASA and Google Plus Hangout … I’m trying to embed this live video feed but so far no go.

Nov 26 2013

IT/edu/developer question

I need some crowdsourcing-esque comments. You know how many companies, schools, etc., today provide online modules for teaching new stuff to employees or students? Everything from workplace harassment to upcoming new products? And they usually have a software package they use to present the info, graphics, and follow up with a knowledge check? Does anyone …

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Nov 18 2013

Science denial is deadly

Creationism is annoying and depressing, but a typical middle-class voter can get through their entire lives availing themselves of the fruits of microbiology and science in general while yammering on against about evolution or geology. As Illinois residents dig out from another freak tornado epidemic and the death toll on the Phillippines in the wake …

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Nov 15 2013

Batkid saves Gotham City!

There are times when magical thinking has a moment. And that day is today in San Francisco Gotham City, where one lone, little super-hero stands against the forces of evil: BatKid! And it’s working great. Batkid has become a Twitter sensation at the hashtag #SFBatKid, live feed here. Gotham City Press — San Francisco, grappling …

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Nov 15 2013

OMFG, Canada


Thanks again for the help folks. The way things are going, health improving and some donations that have already come in thanks to a few reg readers, I’ll probably avoid humiliation, the ER, and homelessness for at least another month. Speaking of health, what the hell is up with Toronto mayor Rob Ford? The guy …

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Nov 14 2013

I feel pretty damn good!

  I do believe my health is stabilizing. There’s always some bruising when one is on blood thinners. But over the last few weeks the ease with which I would bruise has diminished, and what bruises I do get seem to resolve over a shorter, more familiar period of time than they did in Sep …

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Nov 12 2013

A tale of two images


Being skeptical means one foot on the open-minded  side of the fence, and one foot firmly in the That’s-Bullshit side of the property line. it’s a tough straddle sometimes. But here’s how it pays off. See that image above? It’s a group of pro-gun demonstrators, that showed up uninvited at a Mothers against gun violence …

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Nov 05 2013

Polls closed in VA & NJ

Update 2:30 AM Central: Jebus I fell asleep, sorry. Looks like the exit polls were right and McAuliffe pulled ahead in VA after all. But by about 1 to 2 points instead of the 4 or 5 confidently predicted. That’s worrisome, Cooch was running not just to curtail reproductive rights, he’s was hoping to make …

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Oct 30 2013

Intelligent design my ass

These days, every-time I read about or hear someone refer to our bodies as “miracles” it makes me sick to my stomach. Our bodies aren’t miracles, they’re hopelessly bugged-out collections of molecular Rube Goldberg contraptions which seem to excel solely at delivering intractable pain to a helpless brain. The only miracle is they can operate …

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