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  12:38:58 am, by Nimble   , 99 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

The Gospel of Judas

After just having read "Misquoting Jesus", it's interesting that another manuscript discovery, though it has been around for a while, is being revealed right around now. It is the Gospel of Judas, and implies in this Gnostic text that Judas was fully… more »


  10:58:29 pm, by Nimble   , 176 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics

Bad Driver Database

We encounter our share of bad, weird, drunk, inexperienced, inattentive, cell phone-using, extremely impatient and just plain dangerous drivers. I had it in mind that I would love to start up a communal database of bad drivers - their license plates… more »
  10:08:45 pm, by Nimble   , 339 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Travel

Getting Your Shots

There are a few needles and such that you need to get stuck with before going to Africa. Yellow fever is the only "mandatory" one, but there are few others you are advised to get. Hepatitis A vaccination proper is relatively recent (since I went to… more »


  10:53:38 am, by Nimble   , 243 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Languages

Language Exchange and The Kamusi Project

Here's an interesting little site, essentially the modern-day equivalent of seeking out pen pals in other countries, but with an eye to learning languages. There are a lot of people online, with varying levels of skill in varying languages. I'm learning… more »
  12:41:56 am, by Nimble   , 161 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Evolution For Teachers

Berkeley has a great, simple, straightforward site for teachers on evolution. In the wake of the recent expansion of fundamentalist (at its core) attacks on evolution despite a century and a half of solid science behind it, it's especially heartening to… more »
  12:08:28 am, by Nimble   , 77 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Trying To Sneak Intelligent Design into New York State

Of all places that should be relatively immune to Intelligent Design Conjecture, but there's work afoot trying to get a bill through again that would make Intelligent Design part of the curriculum. That these bills come up so often and get so far is… more »


  10:49:51 pm, by Nimble   , 162 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Adding Insult to Jailery

After having suffered through a lot of comment spam this past week (not just on my blogs, but on the gardening forums as well), it was nice to reflect on the Secret Service catching Adam Vitale and Todd Moeler, but it's been more interesting to watch… more »
  12:44:20 am, by Nimble   , 222 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

Animal Experiments I'd Like to See

A while back, when we were chatting to someone who works for the Calgary Zoo, we heard tales of the extremely tame porcupine that alarmingly wanted up on peoples' laps. That led me to thinking, in addition to Dena telling me that there's now a… more »


  09:27:11 pm, by Nimble   , 40 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Travel

Europe 2005 Trip - Part I

This is going to take a while to put it together - I've barely covered the Geneva part of the trip, but I thought I might as well get a start on it. See the first part of the adventure here :) more »


  11:19:54 pm, by Nimble   , 199 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Comment Spammers Redux

Got comment-spammed this morning. Thirty-one comment spams between 4:53 AM and 5:00 AM. I get the sense that my web space provider was been doing some maintenance this morning. I think... I might be pretty thankful for that. Just semi-random crap from… more »


  12:55:04 am, by Nimble   , 526 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Optical SETI

The Planetary Society sponsors an odd variety of space activities, like the Earth Dials and the Huygens microphone that let us hear the sounds of Titan. Their solar sail program suffered a major setback last year when the Volna launch vehicle failed… more »


  01:26:17 am, by Nimble   , 294 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

Google Your Own Tech Support

Oh boy, did I ever have fun with my web space provider over the past while. I just have a cheapie account with a 300 Mb quota, which has been more than sufficient for my needs. So when the account usage suddenly grows by 100 Mb overnight without me… more »
  01:06:56 am, by Nimble   , 676 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Another Case For Intrinsic Redshifts

Another pre-print from our very own Morley Bell of the Herzberg Institute with another interesting case for intrinsic redshifts in a paper bestowed with the enormous name, "Evidence that Quasars and Related Active Galaxies are Good Radio Standard… more »


  01:28:10 am, by Nimble   , 225 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Revenge of DOS

A coworker of mine brought something to my attention. We were informed of trouble in testing one of our pieces. Funny... it had always been working. The test was construction related, and our tester had put in "con" (short for "construction") as a test… more »


  11:36:10 am, by Nimble   , 277 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Politics, Religion

Sam Brownback

I just read an article on Rolling Stone about this man, and it personifies everything that frightens me about the theocratization movements south of the border. It's a long article, but the thrust of Sam Brownback can be understood from a few quotes...… more »

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