Archives for October 8, 2009

The Death of a Gun Owner

On September 11th, 2008 Meleanie Hain went to her child’s soccer game with a Glock pistol in a holster strapped to her hip.

I-35: God’s Personal Highway

And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.” -Isaiah 35:8

It does not matter what you believe about god, creationism, science, evolution, whatever. If you were raised in a society in which there is an evil enemy that you are convinced intends to arrive some day on your country’s shores, take over your government, impose a new social order, marry your sister, and so on,…

Gettin’ It On in Space

So after watching what will surely go down as one of the most epic games in Twins, and even all of baseball, history, it seems a little anticlimactic to sit down and write about the 200-mile high club, but what the hey, it’s for science. Adults only, please

Joey: “Hey, Greg. You’re a regular Walking Encyclopedia!” Greg: “Thanks, Joey. I like to learn lots of stuff.” Joey: “Mugrphhhmmmft.” (Mugrphhhmmmft is the sound Joey’s fist makes giving Greg a bloody nose.) Read more.

How effective is the flu shot?

There are several answers to this question. One was overheard the other day among a bunch of well educated people oriented towards science who were taking a break from their job. Person 1: “So, how effective is the seasonal flu shot?” Person 2: “I heard about 1%. If you get the flu shot, you’ll have…

Guns in Canada

Genie Scott Wins Major Award!!!

This just in: Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the NCSE, has won the California Academy of Sciences Fellows Medal. This is somewhere between an Oscar and a Nobel. Congratulations Genie!!! Details…

What is Windows 7, really?

It’s not Linux, that’s for sure… Lest we forget: Windows 7 is just like Vista, folks. “Windows 7” is Microsoft’s attempt to re-brand the damaged “Windows” name after the extremely poor “Windows Vista” release. I love that you can still buy systems with Windows XP “downgrade” because Windows Vista still isn’t trusted 3 years after…

By default, the text-based email client ‘alpine’ requests a password the first time, per session, that it is requested a password from any email services it checks. For the duration of that session, it remembers the password, but forgets it if you quit alpine so you have to enter it again later. From a security…