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06/02/08

  02:35:24 am, by Nimble   , 958 words  
Categories: Distractions, Religion

The Vacuous "Good Person" Test

On a website registered to Lehigh Valley Baptist Church, the "Good Person Test" is a textbook example of that particular kind of monochromatic religious reasoning that just falls down under light dissection. It aims to gently but firmly pinch you by the… more »

05/26/08

  11:36:00 pm, by Nimble   , 739 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Internet, Spamming

Next 419 Scam: Death Threats?

Not content with letting me in on my European lottery winnings, or being a company representative, or helping ousted generals smuggle their money out of foreign countries, they have now outdone themselves with THE DEATH THREAT. Full text and very… more »

05/12/08

  01:26:24 pm, by Nimble   , 1009 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Expelled Blog Moderation On Hiatus

They are normally fairly timely with moderating comments over on the Expelled! movie blog but, unusually, the moderation has been out of commission there for over a week and a half so far. Now it could be that there is just one guy and he went on… more »

05/05/08

  02:55:57 am, by Nimble   , 1556 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Wirthless Expelled Review

Based on the misrepresentations in the Expelled! movie, reason tells me that a unilaterally positive review is liable to partake of a number of factual inaccuracies in the movie, and add its own bad conclusions. Well, one out of one so far. In a… more »

04/30/08

  03:08:17 pm, by Nimble   , 268 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

ORA-06575: Package or function X is in an invalid state

If you go throw a function into Oracle, and it's wrong, e.g. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION Banana IS -- Oops, no return! BEGIN RETURN SUBSTUR('Banana',2,5); -- Oops, misspelled! END; You will get no warnings about this in most tools until it comes… more »

04/27/08

  11:58:25 pm, by Nimble   , 186 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Stein's "Just An Opinion" On Science

From a more recent episode of the "Why do people laugh at creationists?" series, Stein is shown being interviewed by Paul Crouch, Jr. on Trinity Broadcasting Network. The episode is here. Now, a lot of this particular episode is not all that… more »

04/26/08

  03:07:02 am, by Nimble   , 199 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Satan Loves Low Cholesterol

Someone reposted a Kent Hovind video about the dangers of evolution. There was one slide that just caught my eye, because it was sitting in the freeze frame, ostensibly showing the evil population control that will be foisted upon us all: Reduce birth… more »

04/22/08

  11:40:49 pm, by Nimble   , 713 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Expelled! Race-Baiting Hooks A Few

Ah, Expelled! We knew it was going to be a propaganda-laden train-wreck from the start, despite repeated protests that because we hadn't even seen the movie, we were missing the point, or what have you. Well, it's an intellectual farce, and there are… more »

04/18/08

  04:04:52 pm, by Nimble   , 266 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

String To Time In C#

If you are trying to get a time into a DateTime from a string, it's relatively easy: DateTime dt = DateTime.Parse(inputText,CultureInfo.CurrentCulture, DateTimeStyles.NoCurrentDateDefault); The NoCurrentDateDefault is pretty important. Otherwise,… 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 »

02/23/08

  03:53:07 am, by Nimble   , 178 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense

Calgary Transit's Sonic Assault

Well, well. I just had to blog about high-frequency young-person annoyance devices, didn't I? Just this past week, Calgary Transit has been piping in a rising and falling very high pitch tone at McKnight station... JERKS! It's pretty much constant,… more »

02/16/08

  12:14:48 pm, by Nimble   , 559 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Religion, Science

In Which Ben Stein Shows His Edumacation

I've been a little preoccupied answering and posing questions over on the Expelled! blog. It's a blog related to the upcoming movie, Expelled!, which purports to show how "mean Big Science" is "unfairly oppressing" "noble truth-seeking Intelligent… more »

02/12/08

  08:31:02 pm, by Nimble   , 328 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Common Sense

Too High A Hearing Range

Adam was wondering about my 17.4 kHz comment... What it relates to is that there's a device in Britain which uses high frequencies to annoy teenagers away from the premises: A controversial weapon in the war against antisocial behaviour should be… more »

02/07/08

  02:37:17 am, by Nimble   , 341 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, Politics, Religion

Levantine

I doubt that I would see eye to eye with Ezra Levant on many things. The Reform Party is pretty antithetical to my views, and even within the Reform Party context, I thought Preston Manning was a gentleman, and Stockwell Day, whom Ezra supported, was a… more »

02/06/08

  01:06:27 am, by Nimble   , 238 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Phishers Impersonating Paypal

Just poking a quick heads-up here, since this particular scam isn't being caught by some anti-phishing filters. It's entitled "PayPal Resolution Center - Remove Account Limitations", and it points here. You get the typical bullshit that phishers use to… more »

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