Archives for January 7, 2009

Hey I won in the Hippos category!!!!! Other categories include “Best Blind Date,” “Best Spike Lee Joint,” and “Best Use of Ritalin.” Have a look. There are a lot of great blog posts linked to here. Like a super mega meta anthro carnival. Enjoy!

The government of Iran sucks. Doctor Arash Alaei and Doctor Kamiar Alaei are two Iranian physicians who have reportedly been detained in Iran by Iranian authorities. The physicians, who are brothers, were apparently arrested at the end of June, 2008 and their current whereabouts are unknown. Physicians for Human Rights calls on the government of…

Always carry a fossil with you.

It is no longer a secret that Scienceblogs.com has a secret back channel in which we conspire in our efforts to Take Over the World. Well, I think we have too much secrecy in this world, so I spirited a camera into the secret back channel area, and have taken some very revealing video never…

Rick, Erin, Robert and Skepchick!!!!

Hey, my outgoing mail server is borked, so the only way I can communicate with the outside world is via my blog. So here are some critically important messages for several individuals. Rick McPhearson: Yes, thank you so much for taking the initiative. I’ll do whatever you want, as always. Just don’t let PZ hurt…

Extract DNA In Your Kitchen

Using only a Beer Glass and a few other household items and ingredients.

Cool Google Trick

As I’m sure you already know, you can type this into a google search box: time Minneapolis and you can put lots of different words in there and get the time. What you may not know is this. If you look at the page you get back, there is a little clock graphic next to…

Oh. It runs Linux.

Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General

As you know, Senator Elect Barack Obama appears to have chosen neurosurgeon, former policy wonk, and CNN medical/health correspondent Sanjay Gupta to be surgeon general. There is an overwhelming display, on the science blogosphere, of diversity in opinion about this choice. My opinion: WTFC? He is not clearly unqualified, and the exact nature of the…

R U N Ubuntu User?

Consider Super Ubuntu. It is a version of Ubuntu that includes additional extra stuff that many people install anyway. Here is a wiki page about it. And you can download an ISO here. (That web site might make a little noise.) I have not tried it. If you do, let me know how it goes.