Archives for September 30, 2009

Depending on what your view was, originally, of course. I’ve got a review of the piece published in PLoS here at Surprising Science. Where I am blogging for this week and next.

Turns out, according to a new book by a speechwriter during the Bush administration, there was talk of honoring [J.K. Rowling] with the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom a few years ago but the idea was a non-starter in the White House. The former administration had decision-makers who spoke up to “actually object to giving…

Gay? Don’t die in Florida.

A news report from back a year ago: The latest:

The Scientific Case for Intelligent Design

A lecture, by Dr. Don Bierle of FaithSearch International…. Sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ at UW-Superior. Dr. Bierle is a “former skeptic” and everything. Location: Kathryn Ohman Theater, McCaskill Hall U. Wisconsin-Superior Superior, WI 54880 10/04/2009 · 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM · (715) 394-8320

FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10

These two OpenSource operating versions, to become available over the next several weeks, demonstrated improvements over prior versions and compare well to each other. I woul like to tell you that my preferred operating system, Ubuntu, came out on top …. and it did! But if you are selecting an operating system where speed is…

Here is what one Minnesotan says: Also, find out about the Michele Bachmann Action Figure, and Michele Bachmann’s spread on the latest Conservative Calendar.

Blasphemy Day is the 30th of September. Don’t read this blog post in Ireland because there’s a 25 thousand pound fine there for the blasphemer .

Princeton, Minnesota Bomb Threats

Princeton, Minnesota, about five miles north of Zimmerman and thirty or so miles north of me, is the site of a rather odd event. Three “suspicious packages” were found around town, one by the post office, one at the high school, and one at the public utilities building.

The Roman Polanski story has certainly gotten interesting. Well, actually, the story is still only mildly interesting, but the discussion about it has developed in interesting ways. So, I thought I’d muddy the waters by throwing in a few thoughts.

Google Wave begins testing today

According to Google, this is what wave (which is OpenSource) is: A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point…