Monthly Archives: November 2005

First Snow

It’s snowing for the first time this season in Boulder. One day short of the record for the latest first snow recorded (Nov. 15 in ’62, ’87, ’88).

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The Sky

 The Sky
It’s sort of like you’re flying.

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Frogman

 Frogman

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Fire & Brimstone from Pat Robertson

Quoth Pat Robertson:

I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. And don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because he might not be there.

[re: My previous post]

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Voters Kick Out IDist School Board

In the Pennsylvania school district where the Intelligent Design hypothesis must be mentioned in biology classes, the voters swept out the incumbent school board members in favor of candidates who think ID should be taught in an elective course if at all.

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The Vatican Defends Evolution

The permanent lesson that the Galileo case represents pushes us to keep alive the dialogue between the various disciplines, and in particular between theology and the natural sciences, if we want to prevent similar episodes from repeating themselves in the future.

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[via MeFi]

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A Ladder in Your Tights

“Ten-ton polar bear.”

“What?”

“Well, it breaks the ice, doesn’t it?”

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Behold the Blue Ball Machine

blueball Behold the Blue Ball Machine
(You should see the larger version.)

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What Killed the Internet

 What Killed the Internet

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Closed-Source Software Helps DUI Offenders Get Off

This is interesting. In Florida, some people accused of DUI want the breathalyzer technology audited but the manufacturers won’t release the code for the breathalyzer’s software. As a result, the convictions might be thrown out.

Hopefully Florida will opt for open-source breathalyzers and this will start a trend in government towards software that can be held accountable.

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