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{ Monthly Archives } December 2010

Merry Christmas

We, here in the Ratlands, wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.  As a bit of a reminder (for some of my family, although they will probably never see it) that it wasn’t that long ago that a bountiful Christmas dinner was dependent on whether or not any of the family managed to shoot any […]

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Exactly!

from the comments for this post: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb? Two: one to climb the giraffe, the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

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Quote of the Day

From Travis: I’m not a caffeine addict … I’m just rationally enhancing my expected utility!

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The Rules, part 1

I’ve been working on a set of rules.  Rules to live by, rules about how the world works, that sort of thing.  I’m probably guilty of stealing the idea from NCIS.  The thing is, that when I start thinking about reducing what I know and believe about the world to simple statements, it breaks into […]

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Start working on that warp drive design

OK, maybe that’s a bit premature.  Still, I find it fascinating that scientists have now created and trapped anti-matter in a containment field “a magnetic bowl, kind of a bottle, that holds the antihydrogen”.

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Quote of the Week

Actually, last week.  In a article taking issue with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek takes issue with Bernanke’s comments on some moves the Chinese have made in their monetary policy.  To wit: Apparently, when Beijing increases the supply of Chinese currency it does so as part of what Prof. Bernanke […]

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