Archives for December, 2007

Rock Likely to Hit Mars, NOT

The NEAR project … they are the ones that keep track of objects in space that might hit us … now predicts that the asteroid earlier reported to be on its way to Mars will likely miss the Red Planet. Have a look:

I told you so … open source is better.

You can’t use closed source proprietary software such as Mathematica for research because that would cause there to be a Black Box in your Research Methodology? But you didn’t listen. Now, Miquel Pais (via the Quantum Pontiff) reports a bug in Mathematica that can’t be understood because you can’t look under the hood. This is…

Netscape is dead. Long live Netscape.

Netscape was the first browser. Then came along Internet Explorer, and Microsoft did all sorts of evil things to Netscape to run it out of existence. But it didn’t work. Netscape continued to exist, and along the way, AOL acquired Netscape as a commercial product, and Mozilla branched off of Netscape as an Open Source…

Ron Paul is Out of the Running

According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008. [source]

Blogospherics – Recommended reads

Ron Paul: Quackery enabler Lately, bloggers, including some of my fellow ScienceBloggers, have been expressing various concerns about the phenomenon that is Ron Paul, the Republican candidate who’s ridden a wave of discontent to do surprisingly well in the polls leading up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries. Thompson’s Ignorant Nativism Fred Thompson…

My Linux Calendar

On steroids….

Science News Tidbits

Arctic Ice Melt Top Canadian Concern (finally, they stop worrying about what the Americans are up to…; EPA to cut mercury in fish.

Happy Birthday Aardvarchaeology!

Happy Birthday Aardvarchaeology!

I and the Bird #65