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01/25/08

  03:05:38 am, by Nimble   , 602 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

Quantum And Consciousness - Gah!

If discoveries with the advance of time have taught us anything, it's that despite how special humans are, we have been removed from occupying front and center stage of the entire universe. The corollary of this is that if you look into the universe and… more »

01/18/08

  12:23:23 am, by Nimble   , 656 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Spamming

The High Price of IQ Test Sponsors

Online IQ tests are ever so much fun, especially when you do well in them, especially after someone issues a challenge. Such was the case with the popular IQ Test on Facebook. Nevertheless, there was one question I didn't like - I've taken many such… more »

01/06/08

  12:59:53 pm, by Nimble   , 298 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense

Alphabetizing the DVD Collection

It was about high time to redo the DVD collection, which had been accumulating without room to put the titles. Well, we ejected the VHS tapes, and the photo frame, and the microbes, and were on a mission to sort the whole collection... There may be… more »

01/03/08

  08:31:00 pm, by Nimble   , 57 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

DNA Through Coder's Eyes

The site DNA seen through the eyes of a coder is a pretty decent introduction to how DNA and some of the surrounding processes work. Some things are a little hard to make analogies for - it doesn't go much into good analogies for proteins and protein… more »

12/29/07

  12:56:53 am, by Nimble   , 451 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

Devil Delusion

I can only be civil for so long. *sigh* Pope Ratzi is getting the troops back in the ready for the War On Satan. UPDATE: The director of the Vatican Press Office is denying Father Gabriele Amorth's report: "Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of… more »

12/19/07

  05:23:51 am, by Nimble   , 938 words  
Categories: Distractions, Internet, Programming

Javascript Swirlies

I wish I had an original cite for this bit of Javascript that my wife found posted in a Fark forum, but it's fantastic fun, so I'm posting about it regardless. To operate it, you copy the entire paragraph below, navigate to a web page (Fark works… more »
  03:52:59 am, by Nimble   , 236 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Common Sense

McKnight Station: A Rough Start

I had a bit of a rude awakening coming back home on Monday. My wife had dropped me off at work, or else I would had my shock in the morning, and perhaps waited for a bus that would never come. Calgary Transit opened their McKnight station for public… more »

12/06/07

  08:13:49 pm, by Nimble   , 213 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

RBC Impersonation Scammers Making The Rounds

Here's the text of the scam: Royal Bank of Canada Dear customer, Due to the recent upgrade of our servers, we have issued this warning message. It has come to our attention that some of our customers no longer have access to their banking online.… more »

12/02/07

  07:56:08 pm, by Nimble   , 392 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

"Theory" Lost in the Crowd

We've been drilling it into people over and over again: "it's just a theory" is wrong when we say Theory of Evolution because Theory in scientific terms means well-proven hypothesis, not just some random guess, and that's true for things like evolution… more »

11/29/07

  11:17:21 pm, by Nimble   , 1280 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Politics, Religion

More On Craig Chandler

It has been a little bit tough to find detailed information on what exactly Craig Chandler, the controversial candidate whose comments have landed him in hot water - with Premier Ed Stelmach initiating a formal review - said to get himself in such hot… more »

11/28/07

  02:39:43 am, by Nimble   , 138 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet

Hurl.exe, Amazon and Firefox

Okay, maybe you have encountered this, maybe you haven't, but if you try going off and listening to a RealPlayer sound clip on a web site in Firefox... say, for example, of Mitch Hedberg, you might often get it coming up with a dialog asking you to open… more »
  01:36:47 am, by Nimble   , 328 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

The Three Kidneys

Every now and again, you run into a really odd fact in biology. An interesting but tame one is the fact that we also run through multiple different kinds of globin in our hemoglobin (we're done with Hba-x, or "zeta globin", for example, by the end of… more »

11/20/07

  10:26:33 pm, by Nimble   , 381 words  
Categories: Distractions, Common Sense, People

Russian Wussburgers

I got to learn a few interesting bits of trivia from a Russian coworker or two today. It all started out with one of them looking at the consent/health forms for the flu shots that were being offered... more »
  10:11:51 pm, by Nimble   , 175 words  
Categories: Distractions, Science

Fecal Transplants

It sounds like something right out of an old Saturday Night Live skit, but fecal transplants are real honest-to-goodness medical techniques for use, for example, when antibiotics have knocked out everything except the really nasty bacteria. CBC covered… more »

11/10/07

  02:51:55 pm, by Nimble   , 246 words  
Categories: Science

Pharmacophylogenomics

Now that is a heck of a mouthful of a word. It's the field of application of the theory of evolution to drug discovery. Now it's not a matter of making things evolve, but rather taking advantage of the effects of common ancestry and the gene and… more »

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