Review Impostors

03/04/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Ethics

Folks who pose as reviewers pretending that they would normally rate something highly, but that the material was such a travesty/so insulting/so unconvincing that they have to give it one star/zero stars if they could... just piss me off...

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Windows XP: Grudging Respect

03/04/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Yesterday, I had a pretty weird experience with Windows XP that gave me a bit of grudging respect for the OS, despite my general distrust of things that look like Lego but aren't :)

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Neutrinos Instead of Quarks

03/04/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]

Every now and again, I run across peoples' pet theories that are actually pretty interesting. That doesn't make them right, but they're often good thought-provokers, and can point out a few spots where current theories fall down.

Brian DuPraw's theory on how subatomic particles may be made up of neutrinos, not quarks, is one of the more interesting ones.

See what you think

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Science: A Long Way To Go

03/01/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Science

It makes me shake my head to hear that we think we're close to solving the ultimate questions. We're not there. We're not even close. I think that's a good thing. Yet I see some signs of stagnation, in thought and in funding.

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Kinjo Sushi & Grill

02/26/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Restaurants

We were invited out to dinner at the last moment tonight - to the Kinjo Sushi & Grill. We weren't sure what to expect, but it was an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.

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Low-Carb Winners & Losers

02/22/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Low-Carb

Since it takes a while for some low-carb products to make their way up north of the border (if ever!), we made a small order from Netrition. Here's our household consensus:

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Constantine

02/21/05 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Movies

Link: http://constantinemovie.warnerbros.com/

Ever since Tim Burton's rendition of Batman, "serious" translations of comic book to silver screen have become increasingly common. The Hulk, X-Men, Spawn, Spider-Man, all have eschewed the Adam West-in-spandex approach to comics, to get at some of the serious themes underneath. The tortured heroes have always been the most interesting.

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