Archives for May 29, 2009

If you think this is funny have a look at this. Hat Tip: James F.

This is a repost of a review that is timely, given this week’s focus on setting up your Linux server and changing all your computers over to Linux and so on. I started this discussion a while back, and now it is time to continue it. The Bourne Again Shell, bash, is the default command-line…

From the BBC: Genetically modified primates that glow green and pass the trait on to their offspring could aid the fight against human disease. They will also be easier to find when they escape. Though primates that make a glowing protein have been created before, these are the first to keep the change in their…

Danny Hauser, 13 year old shaman with cancer, recently returned from foray from the courts with his mother, now in treatment, had a web site dedicated to raising money for his ‘treatment’ (seemingly for the CAM part of his treatment … he is otherwise covered by insurance). That site was taken down early today or…

Diversified Linux Resources

Following on this earlier post, here are links to on line resources that would aid in building, configuring, and using a Linux based computer. Hardware: The 800 dollar killer PC. This is a “gaming” PC, but this set of guidelines is more broadly useful than just for games. Just don’t forget to substitute Linux for…

Zvan on Diversity and Conflict

Diversity and Conflict We don’t like conflict. We try to avoid it instead of learning how to engage in it appropriately and productively, and the end result of our incompetence is horrendous enough to fully reinforce our avoidance. Read it here.

It turns out waterboarding is torture after all, as brought to us by Colloquy.

New Chinese Winged Kitty Cat

Winged kitty cats are not unheard of in China, but a new alate feline is always news. The winged cats can not fly, of course, or you would have heard about them before. They would be like these flying killer sharks. Scientists have narrowed down the explanation for the growth of these wings as environmental,…

… or so it would seem…. UPDATE: Or, this could be a fake. See comments. The Asus PC Eee PC was designed specifically to run LInux. The idea is in part to make a very inexpensive globally (more or less) accessable open source system so all the poor children around the world who happen to…

Flying Carnivals

The I and the Bird Carnival is now soaring at Living the Scientific Life. Please visit I and the Bird, 101th The Carnival of Space 104.5 has launched at the Bat Page.