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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  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 […]


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 commentators is more like shooting tortoises in a glue trap. Oh, and go read the Derbyshire interview.  Conservative pessimism.  My kind of guy.


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 […]


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.


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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