Monday, 31 March 2008

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More mo for Big Al?


Ken Hahn on the putative Al Gore boomlet:

After a long a vicious battle [Democrats] are reduced to a choice between a member of a racist cult or a women who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her.  So the solution is a member of a cult that does its upmost to suppress the truth?

Neither the Clinton machine nor the Obamessiah movement will accept Gore.  If anyone can make McCain look good it’s the Democrats.

Brendan Loy spots more Gore talk, while Roberta X quotes Eugene Field.

Previously.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

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Cat scan


Does this story reassure you? Or does it creep you out?

Maybe a little of each.


Via: Slashdot

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Saturday, 22 March 2008

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Good to the last... umm... drip!


Gilligan Prepares To Eat The Faucet!Michelle Kelley has several cats: Dracula, Gilligan, Glinda, Oswald, and Sasha.

They all like to drink from the faucet, and Michelle has captured them doing it in a Flickr™ photo set.

The fun starts here.

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Thursday, 20 March 2008

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Randomly amusing


In which Wil discovers that, though we might say “random playlist,” we don’t really mean “random playlist.”

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

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Or you could just blame the data, and then ask for more funding

Ace explains a mysterious anomaly:

1) Global warming predicts additional heat, particularly in the oceans.

2) There is no additional heat in the oceans; in fact, they have cooled.

Conclusion:
The additional heat in the oceans must be hiding even deeper in the oceans, or gathering out in space, like an alien armada poised to destroy the earth.

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Internet Explorer 8.0 and the Martian Headset Problem


The advent of Internet Explorer 8.0 prompts this terrific (long) article by Joel Spolsky that ties together the problems of manufacturing headsets on mars, defining “kosher” among the ultraorthodox, and finding your favorite menu command in Office 2007... and uses them to explain why you’re probably going to have to recode your web pages, again.


Via: Steven Den Beste

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Monday, 17 March 2008

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Hello Hello!




Via:  Teresa

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Ooooh, shiny!




(This is actually about lighting conventional art with a multicolor-LED source, not about using LEDs to construct art objects.  The results are similar to what you get by lighting paintings with full-theatrical RGB lighting, and then varying the source color balance.  The article includes construction information and materials lists, of interest because most of us don’t own a set of border lights and the associated dimmers.)

Via: Slashdot

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Sorry, you missed it


Diamond Geezer explains why St.Patrick's Day was Saturday. Really![1]


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[1] It involves an early Easter and special dispensation by the Pope. Go read.

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Thursday, 06 March 2008

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Maker of rules for the world-makers


“You heard about Gary Gygax?” they asked.

“Yeah,” I said. And I looked around.

I saw shelves and shelves of roleplaying games like D&D, GURPS and Vampire, card games like Magic and Munchkin, miniatures games like Warhammer, just dozens and dozens - hundreds, in fact - of games, toys, dice, gamer comic books, gamer collectibles, you name it.

“You know,” I said, to nobody in particular. “If it hadn't been for Gary and Dave (Arneson), none of this would probably be here.” - John Kovalic

Also:

Via: Steven Den Beste and Pixy.

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