Archives for July 8, 2008

Do not look at his unless you’ve been baptized. Oh shit, too late. There are a lot of Christians that I trust, and love. But that is because of who they are. If I just know that someone is a Christian, especially if they are the sort of person to wear their Christianity on their…

Blogospherics: Recommended reads

How to be. On the internet. Thoughts of nature network editor Corie Lok inspired by the latest kerfuffle: What is fair play in the blogo/commentosphere? (Is that righ? Commentosphere? Or would it be commentorverse… ) Speaking of animal rights, what about Tales From the Front Lines in The Animal Research War, the scientific activist’s review…

Ed Brayton (Dispatches form the Culture Wars) has this post with a video you should watch. I have two reactions to this. First, it is absolutely fascinating to contemplate the change (assuming this guy, in the video, is accurate) in attitude i Britain, and the post-game analysis … the extension of the “Irish Problem” by…

A little help, please?

Note to everyone… pleeease!! …. from my wife …. If you notice that I’m wearing my shirt inside out, like at work or someplace, you are supposed to TELL me!?!? I’m not really good at these things, I need some help here, OK? Thanks.

A dead Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans drowned on a longline. Photo by Graham Robertson/Australian Antarctic Division From Birdlife International: BirdLife International presented the European Parliament with alarming data about the extent of seabird bycatch globally and in Europe yesterday. At the same time, BirdLife welcomed the long awaited first steps of the European Commission to…

OA and the broader social good

Consider this comment by Anders Norgaard of Spain, on the current Open Access discussion: …For society and everyone who is not Nature (or other Toll-Access, high overhead journals) the framing [of the discussion as provided by Nature] does not make sense. The debate is part of a broader debate of the future of scientific publishing.…

Is Linux Getting the Shaft?

As I recently reported, there is an order of magnitude difference between the market share of Linux “out there” in the world, and the market share of LInux on Scienceblogs.com and on this very blog. Subsequently, I was trolled by my very own brother “… so, when is Luniux going to reach 1% market share?….”…

The Golden-winged Grosbeak – Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus shown in image – has been chosen as Yemen’s national bird. Photo by Richard Porter The Golden-winged Grosbeak has been declared, by the Yemen Council of Ministers, to be the Yemen National Bird. This bird is endemic to the Saudi peninsula. The national mammal for Yemen is…

First, an important note: According to what I’ve read lately the Reiser File System does have a maintainer, and should progress as a project. If you want, I can give you more details. Now, for some breaking news just in (Hat tip: Virgil Samms) CONVICTED MURDERER Hans Reiser led prosecutors and police in Oakland, California…