Archives for December 6, 2008

Martha von Bulow is Totally Dead

Twenty eight years ago, Martha entered a persistent vegetative state. Her husband, Klaus, was acquitted of her murder twice. Have you seen the movie “Reversal of Fortune”? That’s the story. US heiress Martha von Bulow, who spent almost three decades in a coma but was still at the centre of 1980s courtroom dramas, has died…

Python 3.0 came out this week

The much-anticipated next incarnation of the popular Python programming language — voted favorite scripting language in the 2008 Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards — slithered onto the scene on Wednesday with the release of Python 3.0. Known popularly as Python 3000 or Py3k, Python 3.0 bears the distinction of being the first release in the…

Helium running out? Charles Darwin’s bones will be 100 years old on February 12th. Americans revel in violence. This is kinda like what my front yard looks lie right now. A Missouri House Committee has just approved for consideration of the House an Academic Freedom Bill drafted with the aid of the Discovery Institute. The…

With her pants down, squatting over the pile of fertilizer she has created. Below the fold. Don’t go there unless you are prepared to be shocked and amazed. —————— the fold ————————

Carnivals

Carnival of Cinema: A Smorgasbord! The Totally Hot December Scientiae 79th Carnival Of The Liberals: Kicking Around George W. Bush & Evolution Skeptics’ Circle 101: The African Edition Carnival of Trashy Romance Novels – Because Books Don’t Fall Asleep Afterward Cancer Research Blog Carnival #16 Carnival of the Liberals #79 Carnival of Socialism 24 Log…

Super Dog Saves Other Dog

Hat tip: Ana the Blogless

Remember the Montreal Massacre

I have only the vaguest memories of this myself, and that must be second hand. On December 6th 1989, I was probably in the jungle not getting much news. Anyway, Sciencewoman reminds us: On December 6, 1989, an armed gunman named Marc Lepine entered an engineering classroom at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec. He demanded…

I have a little more information and some exact numbers for you. First, some of the numbers. The number of votes per candidate not counting Minneapolis 3-1, which has a packet of missing votes currently being searched for: Franken: 1,210,285 Coleman: 1,210,995 The number of votes per candidate including Minneapolis 31′s results from the machine…

Three New Drink Recipes

The following recipes use actual substances found on this web page. Christian Creationist Cocktail Four jiggers of Churchane A spring of Godnose Two tsp. Constipatic Acid One tsp. Moronic Acid powder A dash of Crapinon A hefty dose of Dinile Commic Acid to taste Uranate Erotic Coctail Mix some Dickite with Vaginatin Stir in Clitorin…

Individual animals that live and and forage in groups may not always benefit from a particular move (to or from a foraging site) in the same way as other individuals in the group. Therefore, there must be some kind of negotiation among the critters. Theoretical work almost always seem to show that consensus based group…