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{ Monthly Archives } July 2009

Every day is exactly the same…

I believe I can see the future Cause I repeat the same routine I think I used to have a purpose But then again That might have been a dream (…) Every day is exactly the same Every day is exactly the same There is no love here and there is no pain Every day […]

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Because Microsoft knows best

I’ve spent most of the evening working on a new router to get the Head Rat’s laptop hooked up wirelessly.  It’s a new Linksys router and it set up just fine on the desktop.  It even connected fine via cable to the laptop.  Unfortunately, every time I tried to turn on the wireless adapter, the […]

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The Makers

From time to time I mention Tor.com.  This time it’s because they are serializing Cory Doctorow’s new book (due out this fall, I think), The Makers into 81 episodes and all of them will be available on the website.  As of this week they are up to #9.  I don’t really know how to describe […]

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Just a Peek

I haven’t written about the Health Care bill because I’ve been tired, depressed, distracted, busy, and I’ve been keeping up with the buzz, but haven’t gotten into the details.  I assume most of my readers will not have read the 1000 pages, so as a public service I am posting a link to a few […]

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Quote of the Day

John Derbyshire, as quoted at Unenlightened Commentary I’ve shot fish in a barrel before, but dealing with Economist.com commentators is more like shooting tortoises in a glue trap. Oh, and go read the Derbyshire interview.  Conservative pessimism.  My kind of guy.

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The Nature of Science

What is necessary for the very existence of science is just the ability to experiment, the honesty in reporting results-the results must be reported without somebody saying what they’d like the results to have had been – and finally,an important thing, is the intelligence to interpret the results, but: important point about this intelligence is: […]

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Odds and ends

Yesterday’s quote of the day at QandO from Steve Chapman: But efficiency is to government programs what barbecue sauce is to an ice-cream sundae: not a typical component. Public Service Announcements from the future via (Geek Press).

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Way cool

Having more money than God has certain advantages.  You can use your chump change to pay for anti-trust rulings against you.  You can make people forget you are actively, purposefully attempting to achieve a monopoly by contributing gazillions of dollars to politically correct causes.  You can afford to support ridiculous political positions.  But, it also […]

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Private space

SpaceX put a satellite into orbit successfully today.  If you haven’t been paying attention, SpaceX has been building, testing and now using privately built rockets. Video of the launch is here.

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Wave of the future

I don’t spend much time at PJTV, but I stumbled on this video on Canadian Healthcare.  It’s amazing what you can find out about a system when you aren’t a big name Hollywood activist.

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