Archives for December, 2007

Perhaps there is a god

A town full of crazy people in Louisanna got fed up with having their telephone exchange be “666” because of the link between this sequence of numbers and the devil. So they got their exchanged changed to 749. This is very funny.

More Robot News

Robot that sees you, draws you. It’s the “see and draw” robot …; Robot Draws Portraits, Holds Pen Like I Do Robotic researcher Sylvain Calinon developed a cute little robot that draws portraits. He sits there until he detects a face in his field of view, and then takes a picture and draws your face…

The Year in Reviews

I’m not going to do the year in review. I mean, why would you care what I think about that. But there are a few out there that may be worth a look….

Michigan State U: Look out for this

The Michigan State University (MSU) chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has announced that it will be hosting a lecture by Jared Taylor in March. Taylor, who is not particularly well-known in the mainstream, is a prominent racist who’s New Century Foundation and American Renaissance publication are devoted to pursuing “scientific” justifications for racism.…

Science News Tidbits: Health

Alert: Stolen Beef Tainted. Don’t buy stolen beef; Fresh bird flu outbreak; Bluetongue spreads to Scotland; Japan to Apologize for Tainted Blood

Blogospherics – Recommended reads

Sandwalk: Do Fundamentalist Christians Actively Resist Learning? Laelaps: Evolution’s Arrow Adventures in Ethics and Science: From the annals of academic dishonesty: a bad way to fish for extra points. Respectful Insolence: Latest celebrity drinking the Kool Aid of vaccine pseudoscience: Donald Trump Pharyngula: Torture — what’s it good for? A Blog Around the Clock sadly…

Good Morning. Feed me.

This is exactly what happens in our house every morning, except that there are two of them: [hat tip: Tangled Up in Blue Guy] Also in Tangled Up, this important post on No Beer in America.

Friday Ark 171

Is here, at The Modulator

George Carlin, Touched by an Atheist

Linux Rules

From Slashot: “Computers and handheld devices running default GNU Linux or Unix OSes have swept Amazon’s ‘best of’ list for 2007, according BusinessWire.com for 28 December 2007. Best selling computer? The Nokia Internet Tablet PC, running Linux. Best reviewed computer? The Apple MacBook Pro notebook PC. Most wished for computer? Asus Eee 4G-Galaxy 7-inch PC…