Archives for February 22, 2009

Fear of buttons

Totally stolen from Decrepit Old Fool

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Item one: How to wash a cat. Item Two: From Slashdot … Steve Ballmer says Apple must switch to more open model. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHH. Zap!

Microsoft CFO = Snidely Whiplash

“The large print giveth, the small print taketh away. Microsoft, which recently laid off 1400 employees, is now claiming that some of those lucky schmoes were inadvertently overpaid on their severance package. A letter from the company, which was subsequently circulated on the internet, states: ‘We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize…

… At sixteenth. Barack Obama was number 1, edging out Jesus who was forced into the number two spot. God, the omniscient entity hisself, came in 11th, sandwiched between Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton. Don’t think about that to closely. source The poll results, from Kos: casiopea’s diary :: :: The results are in: President…

We’re a Feisty Portal

Hey, OK, just don’t say that to my face, man…. First of all, we (scienceblogs.com) are/is not a portal. Second, we’re not Feisty. We’re Edgy. But this is what The Times On Line says about us: This feisty portal hosts a 75-strong army of witty and qualified practitioners fighting at the front line of idiocy,…

When is Tornado Season?

This story: 10 tornadoes confirmed in Ga., including one with winds topping 160 mph Ten tornadoes, one packing winds of more than 160 mph, touched down in parts of Georgia on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Friday. The storms caused an estimated $25 million in insured losses, said John W. Oxendine, the state’s insurance…

Political Tidbits

Michele Bachmann Math: 1,430 X 6,700,000,000 = 1,000,000,000. Details. Web pages mocking Bush rank higher than his library site in online search results An Open Letter To Casey Luskin From a Hominoid

Extreme Gamma-ray Burst

This just in from Outer Space … February 20, 2009: The first gamma-ray burst to be seen in high-resolution from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is one for the record books. The blast had the greatest total energy, the fastest motions and the highest-energy initial emissions ever seen. “We were waiting for this one,” said…

Balkan Lynx Threatened

A Balkan lynx. Poaching is one of the biggest threats to the survival of this Balkan subspecies of the European lynx, the largest wild cat found on the continent. From Physorg.com ‘”The lynx has no natural enemy except man,” said Georgi Ivanov, an ecologist working on a project to monitor lynx numbers in western Macedonia’s…

I’ve been meaning to post this …

hat tip Miss Cellania