Archives for: June 2006

What We Need More Of Is Science

06/30/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Distractions
I must say, I just get a kick out of this video (click 'Watch This Movie'). I wonder what Hawking thinks of his icon status. I'll bet he'd rather just be walking and talking. (Found out that Hawking thinks it's pretty good Spitting Image-style satire) more »

Future Little Science Experiments

06/21/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, People
I have a casual plan in mind to call my future children "my little science experiments", with a twinkle in my eye. It's odd to be contemplating children. I feel at once too young and well past old enough. You know it's an investment. You know your… more »


06/21/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Television
After seeing the movie Serenity, Dena and I decided that we might like to see the series. After picking it up from HMV for a modest $25, we can see now why Firefly fans were choked about the very first season being cancelled when it was. Fox only aired… more »

Tir Nanog

06/16/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Science
Okay, so the Nature article is a little thick. How about the Register, then? I've said for a while that embryonic stem cells were likely to be only a temporary stopping point, until we figured out what their "tricks" were, and could apply them to older… more »

Coulter and Carlin on Leno

06/13/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]
Tomorrow night (June 14th) on Leno: both right-wing hatemonger Ann Coulter and visceral ol' hippy George Carlin will be on. Will they directly address one another at all? Will they have each other's love children? I'm going to try to stay conscious… more »

The Broken Plate

06/11/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Restaurants
This is a fine little restaurant in the northwest of Calgary up by Crowfoot Crossing; a good spot for Greek food. Reservations are recommended for Saturday. The appetizers were nice; we got the Greek platter, which had dolmades (stuffed grape leaves),… more »


06/11/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Toys
I got to play with this oddball gem of a program for the Nintendo DS the other day. The idea of this program is to help you keep up your prefrontal cortex activity. Dr. Ryuta Kawashima designed it, and I'm guessing it is he that is embodied in the… more »

Alternative Cosmology Group

06/11/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Science
What got me going again was someone asking about the source of a very cool dodecahedral WMAP cutout on Vincent Icke's web page. Well, I thought I'd put my Googling skills to the test again. I didn't find the source, unfortunately, but I was appalled at… more »

Hello Yourself, Moto

06/09/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]
For Dena's birthday, we took the plunge into mobile phonedom. There have been a few times out on the road where my poor wife has had car troubles, or we've crossed wires, or what have you, so I took her off on the Sunday to get a mobile. (That, and I… more »

The Ideal Lawn for Mowing

06/05/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense
My Mom at last sold her home where we kids grew up from junior high to high school and a little beyond. It was a little bit of a sentimental occasion, but it's a very nice family from Ireland that's bought the place. I got to take the old lawnmower for… more »