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Archives for April, 2007

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“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.”

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The return of the catfish from hell

So I noticed that visits to the blog ramped up after 2100 EST tonight with traffic increasing ten-fold. And the reason? Grey’s Anatomy mentioned this little blighter.

Victory thine name be Shelley

I was going to post a note on Shelly’s run-in with the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture regarding fair-use of a published graph. I was going to run a copy of the offending graph. But all seems to be ok now and the journal has backed down, blaming the issue on “a misunderstanding…

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Has Fark.com jumped the shark?

I’ll admit to spending way too much time lurking at Fark.com. Today the site underwent a re-design and the punters aren’t happy. The new layout is ugly (particularly on a wide screen), it loads slooooow, and Firfox extensions no longer work. People on this thread are complaining and things are being made worse by an…

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