Archives for June 10, 2008

The following is a description supplied by Amanda of an event she observed two weekends back at The Lake in North/Central Minnesota: There appeared to be an animal acting strangely on the surface of the water. On further inspection, it turned out to be a bald eagle moving across the surface using its wings like…

Technology Tools

Participate in Sourceforge.net’s 2008 Community Choice Awards. Sourceforge, along with Freshmeat, is a central repository for OpenSource community driven software projects. When installing software on your Linux box, you are better off using the built in software for installation and not downloading stuff from Sourceforge or Freshmeat, until you know what you are doing. But…

Technology News

Has Bill Gates discovered drugs? What is the perfect desktop? Law against cyberbullying.

In the world of underwater robots, this is a team of pioneers. While most ocean robots require periodic communication with scientist or satellite intermediaries to share information, these can work cooperatively communicating only with each other. Over the past five years Kristi Morgansen, a UW assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, has built three Robofish…

The film we’ve all been waiting for … Randy Olson (of Flock of Dodos fame) has produced a new film called Sizzle. In the film Olson uses the approach he used in Dodos to address the global warming issue. I have not seen the film but hope to review it soon. Mean time, here’s the…

Their proposals need to be subject to argument and amenable to reason. and so on. Hat Tip: Pharyngula.

Obama Likes Edward’s Heath Care

Check this out: Obama’s speech in Raleigh launching his economy tour is underway, and towards the end, during a discussion of health care, he drops a surprise aside that wasn’t in the speech’s prepared remarks: “By the way, I’m going to be partnering with Elizabeth Edwards, we’re going to be figuring all this out.” source…