Archives for March, 2009

Move over Lake Woebegon

Dean’s Diner For some reason, Susan didn’t seem to like me very much. I have no clue as to why not. I was as agreeable as a kid as I am now as an adult. Whenever we would go into her restaurant, she would smile at my friends and then give me a disapproving glance….…

Yeti Found, Verified

The authorities of the Russian town of Kemerovo arranged a special expedition to find the yeti habitat which was discovered by Google maps. Recently there have been more than 20 claims from the local hunters who said they had seen strange creatures in the forests. These creatures resembled yeti. After the claims from the local…


Pope to recieve potentially 5 millions condoms in the mail. Stingless Bees Mummify Enemies Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava uses Linux on a USB stick, although in a rather unusual way: the USB is part of his prosthetic finger. Have CO2 levels at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa observatory have declined since 2004? Electrons on parade: Part…

If you try to sudo your way through a command with pipes and/or redirects, part of the sequence of commands may be producing sudo-read/writeable streams of data or data objects, which the other parts of the sequence can’t use because they were spawned by your shell and not root. The solution is to embed the…

Crazy Cuckoos Invade Europe

Scientists have reported a strange twist in the tale of Europe’s harbinger of spring the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus. In a dramatic discovery, returning cuckoos have been heard and filmed calling with a highly distinctive variation of the normal call. The new call is best described as “Ooo-Cuck, Ooo-Cuck”. Bird Life International

The judicial panel that has been off somewhere deciding what to do about the Coleman election challenge has ordered 400 additional ballots opened and counted on April 7th. If (and we do not know this for a fact) these are THE remaining ballots to count, them Coleman would have to get a statistically unlikely majority…

ext3 and ext4 dispute

If you don’t get the title, skip this post. Discussion below the fold.

A little help?

Are there any concerned liberal-minded faculty or students at St. Cloud State in MN who can help us out with something? Email me. kthxbye

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Note the continued threats of violence by the Right Wing. We continue to await word from the court.

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge — passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa — before they claim millions of lives. I would be very interested in your opinion on this.