Archives for May 31, 2009

A true hero for women’s rights and lives was murdered today. Dr. George Tiller, who endured countless threats, an assassination attempt, bombings and assaults on his clinic, and many legal challenges by anti-abortion extremists was murdered in his church by such an extremist today. I am greatly saddened by his death and by the loss…

George Tiller was a physician who performed late term abortions. Apparently, this bothered someone enough that he was gunned down earlier today in church. A 51 year old white male has been apprehended in connection with this murder. There are some details here. This is what the right wing does when it does not get…

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repost Cute baby lions. When they grow up, they will want to eat you. I’ll never forget the first wild lion I ever saw. It was a pitch black night, on the savanna in the Western Rift Valley. I had climbed on top of the hood of the Land Rover, engine off, but headlights on.…

Quo Computer plans to open its first retail location, selling Mac clones, on June 1. …”It’s exciting. We are trying to stay as close to Apple as we can with our products,” Rashantha De Silva, Quo founder, told CNET News. “We are trying to mimic things as much as we can. I’m hoping that Apple…

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Sometime this fall or early winter, they are going to turn the Large Hadron Collider back on. It may run for several minutes or hours and then break down again. In fact, expect that. This is a huge machine the like of which have never before been seen. Why would we expect it to work…

… and Ars has a look at it. The latest alpha build of Chromium provides basic browsing functionality and a few of Chrome’s other features. I was able to load pages, open new tabs and windows, use the browser’s full-page zoom, download files, view and manage history, and run the Incognito privacy mode. The rest…

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May 31 – June 3, 2009 What’s this all about? Every species has a geographic distribution, and these are changing rapidly due to climate change and other factors. In fact, the environment is changing faster than professional scientists can monitor it, and the only way to understand this response is to recruit amateurs to make…