Monthly Archives: November 2005

RC Pacman

Here’s a remote-controlled Pac-Man robot.
 RC Pacman

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Ed Cone on the Abortion Debate

A pretty good call for more exploration of the middle ground of the abortion issue.

The Talk Radio version of the debate is that on one side the doctors are just in it for the money, and the libertines want sex without consequences; opposing them are sex-phobic control freaks who think women should be kept barefoot and pregnant. Lost in the shouting is any sense that people are making hard decisions and balancing their own internal moral conflicts as they think about the personal and public implications of abortion and the law.

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MS Office 12 Will Use Open File Formats

If I’m reading this right, documents for the new Office 12 will use a standard, open format, which means third-parties could easily write software that works with Office documents – which in turn means that Office users will be able to have more confidence in the usefulness of their documents.

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For Those Evangelists About to Rock (We Salute You)

 For Those Evangelists About to Rock (We Salute You)

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Presidents Aren’t Permitted Awkwardness

This little episode where Bush tried to leave a press conference and went for the wrong – and locked – door has been getting some play. I don’t see why. It’s a simple little mistake that Bush seemed to handle with good humor.
 Presidents Arent Permitted Awkwardness

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There is No God

I don’t travel in circles where people say, “I have faith, I believe this in my heart and nothing you can say or do can shake my faith.” That’s just a long-winded religious way to say, “shut up,” or another two words that the FCC likes less. But all obscenity is less insulting than, “How I was brought up and my imaginary friend means more to me than anything you can ever say or do.” So, believing there is no God lets me be proven wrong and that’s always fun. It means I’m learning something.

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Cornholio Soundboard

The Great Cornholio was the best part of the Beavis & Butthead movie. I love the pure retardedness of it. I found this link in an article about the new B&B DVD set.

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Austria Arrests a Man for Holocaust Denial

Who to root for in this situation?

Until the late 1980s, Mr Irving was a respected historian of the Third Reich and Hitler, though some of his claims were challenged by academics. In 1988 his reputation was damaged when he denied the existence of the Nazi gas chambers, but it was not until the libel trial in 2000 that it was widely realised he had manipulated documents to support his pro-Hitler views.

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Interactive Fiction

The Wall Street Journal has a an article about the Interactive Fiction Competition. I’ve played some of these games in the past, and they’re really cool. I recommend downloading and playing some.

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Restoring Honor & Dignity

Whoa shit. I just read this via Andrew Sullivan:

A 53% majority say they trust what Bush says less than they trusted previous presidents while they were in office. In a specific comparison with President Clinton, those surveyed by 48% – 36% say they trust Bush less.

Oh burn.

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