Archives for January 13, 2009

After Midnight

I just got an email informing us that Scienceblogs.com is going to go erotic after midnight tonight, owing to some anticipated activities.

Autism + Vaccines = Death

… threats. By yahoos. A new book defending vaccines, written by a doctor infuriated at the claim that they cause autism, is galvanizing a backlash against the antivaccine movement in the United States. But there will be no book tour for the doctor, Paul A. Offit, author of “Autism’s False Prophets.” He has had too…

more Coleman sleaze?

The Minnesota DFL Party filed a complaint today with the FEC regarding how Norm Coleman is paying for his recount efforts. Norm doesn’t have the personal wealth to fund this himself plus the Republican donors aren’t probably all that excited about funding a losing proposition. So this means Norm needed to go where Republicans get…

If you are currently using Ubuntu 8, the upgrade to Ubuntu 9 will involve the implementation of Ext4. Ext4 is a super duper very fast file system that will make your computer sing. Sing fast. If you are not using Linux at all, say you are using WinDoze, switching to Ubuntu 9.04 will make your…

Texas, Woe Is You

Meet Don McLeroy Doesn’t Don look happy? He should. He’s accomplished a great many things. He has an engineering degree, is a practicing dentist, has served in the U.S. Army, and has even helped out with his local Boy Scouts of America chapter, or congragation, or whatever they’re called. On top of that, he’s a…

Desert Carnival

There is a plan to make a “Web Log Carnival of the Vanities” (aka blog carnival) for all things arid. Submissions should have something to do with a desert somewhere in the world. (If you’re not sure whether your work is desert-related, check out this definition at Wikipedia, and if you’re still not sure, send…

Franken Counter Filing

Al Franken has, as his his right and duty, filed papers to the court now reviewing Coleman’s suit regarding the Minnesota Senate Race. Eric Kleefeld has an excellent summary of the paper. You can read the papers here, and read Eric’s summary here. Oh, and if you want a real laugh, you can read Coleman’s…

RT Rybak is not going to run for Governor, as some of us thought. He’s going instead for another term as Mayor. Good for him. Details here.

Blogging the Origin: New Sb Blog

A new blog called Blogging the Origin launched Monday. It’s a Seedmagazine.com-sponsored blog, written by London-based freelance science writer John Whitfield, who has the particular qualification–for this project, at least–of having never read Darwin’s The Origin of Species. As he now begins to read it for the first time, he will cover each of the…

Do NOT vote for me!!!!

The Internet is a funny place. Funny strange, not funny ha ha. Well, both. Anyway, it seems that the 2008 Weblog awards have been borked, at least in the science category. To begin with, the list of science blogs includes at least two climate denialist blogs. How did that happen? I have no clue and…