Archives for June 16, 2008

She was a church lady. I could see it a mile away. Her hair cut, her clothing, her way of standing, and as I got closer, her way of speaking and, eventually, the things she said. I will call her Joan. It is not that surprising to find a church lady like Joan at Har…

Brian Unger can be very funny. I just got an electronic device similar to (but not) an iPhone. More on that later. But in the mean time, I heard this today while I was on my way over to Har Mar and I thought it was so funny that I’d pass it on to you.…

More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report. Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report. In 2007 three times as many people were arrested for blogging about political issues than in 2006,…

Hiaasen For Kids

I very recently reviewed Carl Hiaasen’s novels. Among his fiction are two books that are written explicitly for kids. Looking just at Hiaasen’s titles it may be hard to pick them out from the pack, so I’m making a special reference to them here. They are called “Hoot” and “Flush.” Details follow:

Carnivals

Carnival of Space # 58 is at Universe Today. In case I missed this… Oekologie Blog Carnival Is Here as Science and Super Models.

The first dinosaur bones (that we know of) to have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, are now being reported. These are bones found in 1971, eventually making their way to the Royal British Columbia Museum, and now being reported by V.M. Arbour and M.C. Graves. The bones were initially found by Kenny Flyborg Larsen,…

I have not read this book, but I’m interested in finding out more about it. Has anyone out there had a shot at it? Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity (Sather Classical Lectures) Information from Amazon.com: Review “Sedley’s argument is subtle and expert. . . . The brilliance of this book is that Sedley lets…

New Species of Dinosaur?

All I have is a lousy press release, since my University does not subscribe to this journal. (Well,we get it but I am not allowed to see the most recent six months!). So here it is:

A little wine with your Linux?

Wine is the software that runs in Linux which, in turn runs Windows programs. I have experimented and I could not believe how incredibly well it worked. At the time, I was able to achieve greater stability and performance, and an easier install, for Microsoft Office and Endnote on my Linux computer than on a…