Archives for September 20, 2008

IP madness

Eventually, enough rich and powerful people/companies will become sufficiently inconvenienced or annoyed at the archaic intellectual property laws under which we now live that change will happen. Or am I being totally naive? A few current stories relevant to this issue:

Palin = More Bush = More-on

Sarah Palin thinks that the Pledge of Allegiance was written by the founding fathers, according to the Daily Kos. See also: IT Failures Nudge Out Democracy

The Truth Is In There

According to a widely disseminated story (see this) the Large Hadron Collider broke only hours after it started operations last week. This is an atrocity and an example of something seriously, endemically wrong with science more generally.

Atheist Talk Radio This Sunday

Sunday, August 17, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time Tim Stanley of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota joins us to discuss reproductive rights, sex education, and the South Dakota anti-abortion ballot initiative. “Atheists Talk” airs live on AM 950 KTNF in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. To stream live, go here. Podcasts of…