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Archives for February, 2011

The Inhofe Nothingburger

After the 2010 elections in the USA, headlines proclaimed, “With new Republican majority, let the investigations begin,” and “New Republican majority Congress promises a tough ride for Obama.”  One of the big targets for investigations: climate science.  “There’s a huge appetite among the rank-and-file to raise fundamental questions about the underlying science,” said Michael McKenna,…

Flickr Pic(kr) 14

This is a photo of a blonde zebra, or albino zebra.  Some rights reserved Judging from the tags on the photo, it appears that this was taken at the Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo, Hawaii.  The author, John Schroedel, indicates that the mutation results in one blonde zebra out of 2.5 to 3 million. 

Insufferable Arrogance® Now Mine

Ok, here’s an idea. The Dervaes family have decide to make the phrase “urban homestead” a registered trademark (1 2 3 4 5; also see the EFF post). Presumably, they are doing this to make money. They have gone so far as to send DMCA takedown notices to other persons…persons who, presumably, thought they all…

This is decidedly ironic: Rolling outages affect most chilly Texans all day By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — A high power demand in the wake of a massive ice storm caused rolling outages for more than eight hours Wednesday across most of Texas, resulting in signal-less intersections, coffee houses with no…