Archives for June 15, 2010

Pat Robertson, others, claim that this is a sign from god telling us that Christianity is not the true religion.

A handy geeky graphic

This is a chart showing a whole bunch of different computer hardware bits and pieces, for reference. Click to embiggen. From here.

White water at Augrabies

This is the Gariep (aka Orange) River sinking into the granite bedrock just before plunging off the cliff at Augrabies Falls, in the Northern Cape of South Africa.

Drill, Baby, Drill …

Let’s not forget.

A very cooly and heavily illustrated chapter from the book Evolution: The Story of Life by Douglas Palmer is available for free download from the National Center for Science Education . CLICK HERE for the download. Visit the NCSE web site here.

What should we do about a case of Internet Identity theft? Here’s the story: There is an individual of some reasonable degree of fame. I shall call him Guy-1. There is this other individual who is not famous. Guy-2. Both are similar in many respect, including, as far as I can tell, their political views,…

Some items for you to read ….

… while you are cleaning your pistol and watching Hulu.

New and Improved Mac Mini

Apple® today unveiled a completely redesigned Mac® mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, all in an amazingly compact aluminum enclosure. Mac mini is the world’s most energy efficient desktop and starting at $699, is the most affordable way to enjoy Mac OS® X,…

It’s kind of subtle but if you read the words they say carefully, you can hear “kissy kissy” the whole time. Check it out: “Your … fascinating” Oh, and please DO leave a comment if you visit their site. That would be funny.

I like the idea of an edition of Ubuntu for scientists. I like the idea so much that I wrote a blog post about it a while back. So I was very pleased to see that there is a project called Ubuntusci that is moving along nicely and that may fill in this niche. But,…