Archives for August 17, 2008

The Oldest Olympic Sport?

Continuing with our series on Boycotting the Olympics … Have you seen the male gymnasts? Some will be disappointed that they wear boxer shorts, but that is not what I wanted to talk about. Watching them (do very badly, by the way) I recalled that the argument has been made that this is probably the…

I know none of you heard this because you were sleeping or at church or whatever, but for breakfast, I went down to the south (way south) side of town and appeared on Mike Haubrich’s show on Atheist Talk Radio, where I was interviewed by artist and science aficionado Lynn Fellman. Lynn did an excellent…

The OpenSource Census (The Movie)

This is intereting, but I hate the word “The Enterprise.” Unless, of course, you are talking about The Enterprise. The OpenSource Census is here.

How to end an Olympic game

I find it interesting (not that I’m watching the Olympics or anything) that a) the Olympics can have totally different rules for a game than other forms of the sport and b) that the rules change from time to time. This is interesting because whenever I propose changes in sports rules, say to my in…

The Beagle Board

The beagle board, which costs only about 150 bucks, is a full blown Linux-capable computer that is so simplified and low powered that it does not need a fan. Its main method of communication (other than video output) is via USB (no ethernet). But that can work. For a write-up about this cutie, go here.…

The Olympics in Beijing (pronounce) are of course being boycotted by this blog. Not only because they are in China, and China is annoying, but also because they are the Olympics, and the Olympics are Annoying. In particular, tie IOC (International Olympic Committee) is annoying. The IOC is owned by the networks that are making…

Helen Fisher: The brain in love

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