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stuff I need to contemplate and therefore you probably should do:

"So Forget Jesus, Stars Died So You Could Live" - Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana gets death threats for quoting Lawrence Krauss on twitter...

Philocosmology - Our Blog - Templeton foundation sponsors a Cosmology/Philosophy blog at Rutgers.
Looks like a good crew - now put up some content folks!

Walker reviews the origins of radial velocity searches for exoplanets

Xcode and fortran fix for OSX 10.7 Lion - yup, they broke it, again.

Iceland Goes Loonie - eh?
It is, actually, an interesting idea, thinking about it.

NASA Senior Review: 2012 edition

KIC 12557548 - ablating mercury???

Gliese 6667c - habitable?

Back to the Blackboard lecture?

Now wtf is going on with Dark Matter - I'm covering this in class week after next, so someone sort it out, fast, please...

Sorting out CRESST et al results - so, are we seeing hints of actual dark matter particles?

The Referendum: "....it seems from the outside as if these people have joined a dubious cult: they claim to be much happier and more fulfilled than ever before, even though they live in conditions of appalling filth and degradation, deprived of the most basic freedoms and dignity, and owe unquestioning obedience to a capricious and demented master."

Yes, yes we have.
Terrible title. Well written article.

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"So Forget Jesus, Stars Died So You Could Live"

A bit anthropomorphic for my tastes, but a better role model than other drug-addled pop teenagers I can think of ...

The Referendum: The grass is always greener on the other side. But I'd rather serve capricious and demented masters than being alone.

By ravi kopparapu (not verified) on 03 Mar 2012 #permalink

On the dark matter issue, I tend to favor the line-of-sight filament explanation (see e.g. Girardi et al. 2008).

I think the Xcode/Fortran link above is different from what you meant it to be? Although I'm more or less happy with the command-line package from the new Xcode, it's pretty clear that LLVM + Clang, et alia is the future on OS X, with gcc/gfortran as third-party options. llvm-gcc can apparently be built to deal with fortran; I haven't yet tried it.