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08/17/07

  03:17:51 am, by Nimble   , 2810 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution Is Not "A Fantasy"

The lady who plastered anti-evolution billboards around Minnesota has a website. It is full of, as I would deem it, anti-evolution propaganda, including various quotes mined out of context. Some of them might seem quite damning, like Brian Goodwin's… more »

08/04/07

  05:16:46 am, by Nimble   , 3216 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Religion, Science

Parade of Foolishness

There's an extremely short blurb referring to Ham's creation museum over on Parade. I wasn't expecting the comments section to be one of the strangest, most worrisome indicator of the intrusion of a new American Dark Ages I have seen in a long while.… more »

07/29/07

  07:22:41 pm, by Nimble   , 1068 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Another Slight Variation on 419 Scams

I have seen a remarkable decline in the variant of the 419 scam with civil servant/general needing to get millions of dollars out of the country and having chosen you to help with this sub-legal endeavour. The slightly newer take seems to be asking… more »

07/22/07

  01:21:59 am, by Nimble   , 543 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet

Jerks And Their "Malware Scanners"

We show no referrers to the world, but we still get referral spam, i.e. something pretends to have visited your site through someone else's clicks. Referrals used to be a fun way to show who was visiting you. Spammers have crapped all over that feature.… more »
  12:22:57 am, by Nimble   , 666 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Nut On The Run

Wired picked up on the saga of an overly-enthusiastic off-kilter creationist making escalating insults and threats to University of Colorado professors, as well as a few other folks online. Well, he has absconded. more »

07/10/07

  04:36:57 am, by Nimble   , 361 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Labour Mythology

We're learning all sorts of things in our pre-natal classes, and there are a few things that were mythology-dispelling. Where do we pick up on such mythology? Television. Well, at least, according to what I've learned so far, I have not witnessed proper… more »

07/01/07

  05:13:59 am, by Nimble   , 779 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Delphi Pseudo-Generics and Namespaces

I have been using Rossen Assenov's pseudo-generics in Delphi for quite a while now to great effect. (See here for downloads) In an effort to more properly ".NET-ify" things, I have been converting Delphi unit names into namespace-scoped unit names. For… more »

06/22/07

  06:23:03 am, by Nimble   , 2064 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

"Truth in Science" Anything But

When I heard recently that the Scottish Qualifications Authority was considering Intelligent Design in any way, shape or form for science curriculum, I got hopping mad. America, I can see. Scotland, my homeland, even with its Calvinist past should know… more »

06/20/07

  08:31:40 pm, by Nimble   , 657 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

Maternity Benefits

We attended a surprisingly informative and interesting session about maternity benefits, presented by Dick Hehr (no, really). Dick is a pretty good champion for teacher's rights, a good listener by all accounts, and I really liked his no-nonsense,… more »

06/05/07

  03:28:09 am, by Nimble   , 1622 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion

Rediscovering Robert Ingersoll

Every now and again, you come across something written decades ago that says a lot about a subject, and you realize that the writer had a surprisingly modern outlook on the subject as well. It is in this frame of mind I found myself after running across… more »

05/31/07

  07:47:30 pm, by Nimble   , 332 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Natural Moral Fiber

Shankar Vedantam brings us news that doing good makes us feel good: "You gotta see this!" Jorge Moll had written to his colleague. Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., had been scanning the… more »

05/25/07

  02:21:16 pm, by Nimble   , 494 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Remember the XSL Default Rule

XSL or Extensible Stylesheet Language can be a bit mind-bending. I have essentially come up to speed on it in a week to use it in the generation of migration scripts. It is essentially a big list of rules, calls and writing commands for matching XML. It… more »

04/17/07

  08:00:40 pm, by Nimble   , 732 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, People

Oh Great - Squeegee Kids

I hate squeegee kids. It wasn't even that I had really met any before. Living in a 19th Avenue apartment and walking to and from work each day, I had my fill of panhandlers. I had my fill of natives trying to pass off funny stories for a buck or two… more »

02/19/07

  07:26:29 pm, by Nimble   , 164 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, People, Politics

More McCain Tiremarks

What the hell happened to McCain? He has pulled such a hard 180° that the undercarriage has scattered bits for miles. Now's he on the attack against Roe versus Wade?! SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to… more »
  07:02:34 pm, by Nimble   , 307 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Ethics

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Of all the strange places to find support of the future Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I must say I wasn't expecting to see that at one of our favourite odd haunts, Princess Auto, a nifty and very miscellaneous tools and surplus (all kinds of… more »

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