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02/07/07

  10:49:09 pm, by Nimble   , 363 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Spam Suicide

While looking into new users who had joined my forum, I would find plenty that had joined up with many blogs over the past little while. Others were nowhere else to be found on the web, but when I went looking for the domain name in question, I got a… more »
  10:32:23 pm, by Nimble   , 152 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion

Haggard Now "Completely Heterosexual"

Oh, this is rich... Haggard's been cured...? "He is completely heterosexual," Ralph said. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing." Fortunately, they do also address the… more »

02/06/07

  12:17:26 am, by Nimble   , 235 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, People

Incident On Calgary LRT This Morning

At around 9:55 (just before 10:00 am) on February 5, 2007 (this morning), an incident took place on the Westbound City Centre LRT in Calgary on the left hand side of the front part of the last car in the train, from just before the 1st Street station… more »

02/05/07

  11:53:37 pm, by Nimble   , 603 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

Yet Another Phishing Scam

More bullshit designed to bilk people out of their money: Dear Western Union Customer, We regret to inform you that your account will be suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Western Union community. Per the User… more »

02/03/07

  02:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

TAM 5

They just finished the fifth Amazing Meeting put together by the James Randi Educational Foundation last month, and it sounded like a real blockbuster, with Adam and Tory from MythBusters, Matt and Trey from South Park and Julia Sweeney on the celebrity… more »

01/28/07

  03:14:02 pm, by Nimble   , 30 words  
Categories: Distractions, People

Scott Loses A Lot Of Bets

Someone did us the honour of posting the video of our dear coworker and sometime bet-loser doing his strangely-appropriate imitation of William Hung's "She Bangs". Scott, you're a good sport :) more »
  03:30:37 am, by Nimble   , 758 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Politics, Religion

Musings On The Far-Right-Wing/Fundamentalist Connection

A thought struck me when deep in good conversation with a friend of mine the other day that the seemingly strong association between right wing philosophy and fundamentalist Christianity is one of a particular match-up with philosophy. This is partly… more »

01/23/07

  07:29:39 pm, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Queries?

I had no idea that the data in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was open to the public, but it is, and you can put your astronomy and database smarts together to help them find things, as well. Because of the way their program has been put together, it's… more »
  03:25:59 am, by Nimble   , 3641 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion

Possum # 1 Versus Minister

There has been an interesting little saga going on over at Atheist in a Mini-van, regarding an incident where one of the bloggers' two young ones (Possum # 1) write a surprisingly eloquent essay in respond to a 'surprise essay' (much like a surprise… more »

01/22/07

  10:55:48 pm, by Nimble   , 114 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

LOSER Beams

I just encountered this little gem of a quote in the book, The New Physics : For The 21st Century on page 185: The word laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, (Actually, most lasers are not operated as… more »

01/20/07

  12:06:24 am, by Nimble   , 199 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

Proteins to Music

Now this is an unusual site. Not only is it chock-full of information about genetics, but they've picked a rather unusual means to present protein sequences to music. Every three DNA 'letters' codes for a particular amino acid, so they have put… more »

01/17/07

  12:56:07 am, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Billions Of Gaps!

Pat over at Red State Rabble just had to find something else someone said to make my blood boil! The joke that we have been making for the past many years is that every time we discover a fossil that fills in a missing link, we've just created two… more »

01/16/07

  08:54:39 pm, by Nimble   , 2192 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Liddle Stirs It Up

I must admit, after seeing the sort of commentary and reaction she generated with her extremely well-spoken remarks about evolutionary theory, Elizabeth Liddle has earned herself a new fan. Well, there's actually a line-up of fans now; I might just be… more »

01/14/07

  01:12:16 pm, by Nimble   , 632 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Ethics, People

International Breast Milk Project

Perusing the surprisingly interesting Freakonomics blog (I reviewed his book here), I came across his entry on the International Breast Milk Project, started by Jill Youse, who was producing way more breast milk than her baby could ever drink. With the… more »
  02:04:29 am, by Nimble   , 313 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Quasars Are The Same All The Way Back

You might have to be pretty darned science nerdy to sit and watch the entire presentation by Michael Strauss like I did. These are some fairly serious results back from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. more »

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