Archives for February 21, 2009

I know every computer box needs a CD/DVD reader in order to boot the thing up under adverse conditions (and your system should always be set up so that you can do this, by the way!). But as a matter of actual functionality, maintaining a current and high-functioning version of this sort of device, or…

Two guys in a robot suit?

… nope … … but where’s it going? To the store to get milk? Hunting for dinner? Ice fishing? To take over the world??? Don’t you think they should program it to go “Shit!” when it slips a little and “Whoaaaaaa…whoaaa!” when it is sliding around on ice, and “Whoopeeeee!” when it is galloping?

Juan Enriquez: Beyond the crisis

… on the economy. And some other related topics. (Darwin and human evolution at 16 minutes.)

Ingredients of Quiche

The highly ambitious Stephanie Zvan has written about what goes into a good Quiche Moraine. For instance … …stories and arguments, really, points of view. We want to know what only you can or will tell us. We want to know why your life is just like and so different from anyone else’s. We want…

The Atheist’s Way with Eric Maisel

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show. Sunday February 22, 2009, 9-10 a.m. Central Time The Atheist’s Way, Eric Maisel, Author, explains how atheists and humanists adjust to a life without religion. Atheists who grew up without religion understand how to lead rich, ethical and fulfilling lives without religion. Many atheists who have discarded religion are…

More Verizon Wireless Math

… more like Verizon Without a Net Math … I would like to have seen a calculation of how far off these were in dollars per week. Canadian dollars, I suppose. The fact that the rates quoted are almost always an order of magnitude or two lower than the actual rates would strongly suggest that…