Archives for June 17, 2009

Boot Time (Windows vs. Linux)

Linux in Exile has refined the empirical test of which operating system boots more often. Details and discussion here. Of course, it also matters that Windows requires constant rebooting for the purpose of routine maintanance, while Linux does not, so the total ‘boot wait’ time (TBWT) for the two systems is so different that they…

Humans are Dangerous Creatures

“My mother’s behaving better. I’m starting to think I might not have to kill her and bury her in the back yard.” A post by Stephanie Zvan on the nature of human nature, at Quiche Moraine.

PBS Bans Church Services

I had no idea that there were Public Broadcasting Stations that aired church services and such things. I suppose this is because I don’t live in Alabama or someplace. Anyway, PBS has done (mostly) the right thing by baning this practice.

Michele Bachmann has publically vowed to refuse to answer any of the questions aside from the number of people in her household for the upcoming census. This could land her a 5K fine. Bachmann is avoiding the census because Acorn may be involved in recruiting people for the process. It is well known that anything…

Franken, Coleman Near Miss Tweeted

Minnesota Post reports from the Minnesota Independent a Twitter Report from Matt HIll indicating that Al Franken and Norm Coleman were on the same flight to Washington DC yesterday. The outgoing Senator, Coleman was in First Class. Franken was in Coach. Just thought you’d like to know….

The following press release has just come across my virtual desk: Letter from Conservative Leaders Implores Senators to Filibuster Hate Crimes Bill MEDIA ADVISORY, June 16 /Christian Newswire/ — This week, a letter is being hand-delivered to every member of the United States Senate imploring conservatives to join Senator Jim DeMint’s filibuster of the pending…

Gary Morgan, director of Central Florida University’s Lead Scholar Program and the administrator who lead the prosecution of Webster Cook, has, according to rumors I am hearing from sources close to the events, been fired. You will remember Webster Cook because he and his friend Benjamin Collard were involved in the infamous Crackergate Event, which…

FBI Nabs Pot Hunters (Archaeology)

Last week, federal agents swooped in on 23 of the 24 people indicted on charges of stealing archaeological artifacts from public land and Indian reservations in the Southwest. But after a 60-year-old physician committed suicide over the weekend, Utah senators are saying the raid was overkill. The arrests were made following a two-year operation codenamed…