Archives for December 8, 2008

Edumicate the Homos

“We have to get rid of that and start curing those sinners. It’s past time that this nation stopped placating sin and start putting them in education programs. Courts can force drug offenders into treatment centers and violent people into anger management. There’s no reason our courts can’t do that with homos.” Can you believe…

Blorgosperhicals

From the Dreaded Tomato .. Richard Feynman on Orange Juice… Nature Blog Network has a spectacular interview of the spectacular Fabulous Flying Bleiman Brothers. Warning: This interview is not for the faint of heart Here is the best picture of a snake and a frog doing battle that I’ve ever seen. And I collect these…

Some Domestic Matters

This evening we have two topics to cover in the area of domestic engineering. The first has to do with shopping (for groceries) and the second has to do with dishwashers. First, and this will be brief, on the shopping for groceries:

Subjective Management of forums/blogs

Here we have the third installment of B.Z.’s series of quieries to the blogospheric community. In this case, we are asked to consider the nature of forum or blog management. Former Blog Admin. The Internet is not fair. Interacting with others on forums or blogs its commonplace for a moderator or team of moderators to…

Unix/Linux System VI Release Notes

I’m putting the following below the fold because it may be offensive to some. But it’s really funny. Normally I don’t like humor that makes fun of PC, because it is usually not funny. But this is Linux humor, and there are some gems. Like the “less” and “more” command joke. Ha! I totally stole…

Remember the Atheist Sign that ruined everything for everybody up in Washington State? Well, now those damn free thinkers are going to impose their freedom of speech on the god fearing (or should that be “atheist fearing”) people of Illinois. Here’s the sign being provided by the Freedom from Religion Foundation: And it will be…

Congratulations to GLB.

This blog has been bestowed the magnificent honor of “One of the best out there” by the prestigious Regator blogospheric social networking thingie. … And it didn’t cost me a dime! They gave me a badge (see left sidebar) and everything. Regator is actually a potentially useful link/RSS/blog aggregator personalized portal tool as well. You…

Science Bushed

Emily Badger writing at Miller-McCune’s blog has a thoughtful piece on how George Bush ruined science for everybody: Barack Obama received a relatively quiet endorsement on Aug. 23 from 61 of the country’s Nobel laureates in physics, medicine and chemistry — scientific heavyweights who used the occasion to both call for a scientific renewal in…

Non Religious Charities

An outstanding resource dug up by PZ Myers, is Techskeptic’s Data Daily’s list of Non-Religious charities. The list is here.

The copying of DNA’s master instructions into messenger molecules of RNA, a process known as DNA transcription, has always been thought to be a unidirectional process whereby a copying machine starts and moves in one direction. But in work that represents a fundamental shift in scientists’ understanding of the phenomenon, MIT researchers have found evidence…