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06/14/13

  12:34:00 pm, by Nimble   , 1877 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Defiance: The Game

(I'll see if I can work at getting some screen captures in here, because it needs some dang screen captures! :) ) I got to be a minor fan of the Defiance TV show in the first couple of episodes because of some of the characters and twists they threw in… more »

10/17/10

  12:03:57 pm, by Nimble   , 1041 words  
Categories: Distractions, Reviews

Sleep Number Beds

We have been looking around for a more comfortable bed for a long time. We also stay up really late on occasions, so we are often drawn in by late-night infomercials. You can hardly flip a channel in the wee hours without happening across bed… more »

04/02/10

  02:28:30 am, by Nimble   , 752 words  
Categories: Reviews, Thoughts, Ethics, Spamming

Blocking Unwanted Callers

I must admit, a few months ago, we were bandying about the idea of changing our phone number. Why? The incessant barrage of telemarketers and scammers was getting to be too much. They outpaced our actual calls from friends and family by about a 4:1… more »

02/06/10

  02:37:11 pm, by Nimble   , 1668 words  
Categories: Reviews, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part V

[Other parts of the review] No book by a creationist would be complete without an obligatory reference to Michael Denton's infamous book, Evolution, a Theory in Crisis: Michael Denton points out that 97.7 percent of living orders of land vertebrates… more »

10/02/09

  01:28:41 am, by Nimble   , 1430 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part IV

[Other parts of the review] Sarfati spends quite some time on transitional fossils. It is in fact one of the main rallying cries of creationism that there are no transitional fossils. It is not difficult to see why this would be a sticking point with… more »

08/08/09

  07:49:38 pm, by Nimble   , 1280 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part III

[Other parts of the review] We continue on with "Contrasting the Models". Now, he starts off with a reasonable diagram of the evolutionary picture as a "tree", though he can't help but interject that the common ancestor "itself evolved from non-living… more »

07/25/09

  01:11:18 am, by Nimble   , 1290 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part II

[Other parts of the review] "The Basis of Modern Science" aims initially to show that a whole pile of very useful scientists were creationists. The list is a little laughable in that many of the members listed predate even Darwin's birth, but… more »

06/18/09

  10:25:55 pm, by Nimble   , 1469 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part I

[Other parts of the review] I picked up this book at a charity book sale for the SPCA out in Cochrane. It is morbidly fascinating to see books that purport to take down an entire scientific edifice. I took a pencil with me when I first started reading… more »

07/23/08

  12:14:05 am, by Nimble   , 225 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games, Programming, Science

FoldIt!

For a fan of biology, as well as of puzzle games in general, this is one of the most amazing things I have seen in a long time. Now, we already have things like Folding@Home, which is a distributed project that attempts to find low-energy conformations… more »

07/21/08

  01:06:30 am, by Nimble   , 308 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Baby Einstein Colour Kaleidoscope

This is just an awesome baby toy. We bought this when Axel was seven months old. It was not too long after moving into our new house, and we thought that perhaps having some toys that were specifically "crib toys" might help occupy him when he was… more »

05/27/08

  12:46:19 am, by Nimble   , 1247 words  
Categories: Distractions, Gardening, Gardening

Plant-Crazy

Our new place has a much bigger garden than our previous townhouse. It did not sink in how much more so until we brought some of our precious plants from the townhouse to the new garden. The chunk of garden at the top of the yard held what was already… more »

04/14/08

  11:31:25 pm, by Nimble   , 67 words  
Categories: Restaurants, Thoughts

Final Death of an Iconic Restaurant

The Westin's iconic, classy Owl's Nest restaurant, after morphing into the "O. N. Grill", which I did not have the chance to visit, has finally packed it in. What do we have there instead? A Keg. I do not like fancy restaurants, by and by, but the… more »

02/10/08

  05:39:59 pm, by Nimble   , 390 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

Fantastic Voyage : Kurzweil and Grossman

Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension, is a bit of a weird book. more »

12/29/07

  01:23:40 am, by Nimble   , 353 words  
Categories: Reviews, Toys

Itzbeen

Dena bought this little unit before our son was born. It didn't seem all that useful to start with, but this says more about what parenting in the first few weeks consists of than it says about the usefulness of the Itzbeen. You don't need timers to… more »

11/29/07

  11:45:54 pm, by Nimble   , 277 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Languages

I Like Hugo's "In Three Months" Series

When I was at my sister's wedding in the UK, my relatives offered to look after our baby for a few minutes while we rampaged through one of Rochester's used bookshops, "Baggins". It was far too big for a decent perusal of any sort, but before I left… more »

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