Archive for January, 2005

Math Geeks, This One's For You

Math Geeks, This One's For You

| January 16, 2005 | Reply

Yep, step right up and put your computer into the big distributed computing effort to do…something really, really mathematical.

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Ladies and Jellyspoons…

Ladies and Jellyspoons…

| January 15, 2005 | 2 Replies

I present to you one of many reasons I absolutely adoree Dizzy Girl: The Friday Jambalaya. Read the post. Use the recipes. Click the links. Feel the love.

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Palestinian Election Fraud…Surprised?

Palestinian Election Fraud…Surprised?

| January 15, 2005 | 1 Reply

Is anyone surprised by this news tidbit? Apparently, dozens of election workers in the Palestinian elections walked off their jobs to protest Mahmoud Abbas’ victory. Seems there was some…wait for it….fraud in the elections. Now how could that happen with Super Election Observer Jimmy Carter there? I mean, that whole Venezuelan election went of without […]

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Answering a Few Questions

Answering a Few Questions

| January 15, 2005 | Reply

La Shawn Barber has a new project in the works and she needs a few questions answered. If you’re a blogger, go on over, answer up, and help her out. If she’s involved in a project, it’s likely to be a very good one. She doesn’t turn out junk. Here are my answers to her […]

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My Money Disclosure Policy

My Money Disclosure Policy

| January 15, 2005 | 1 Reply

In light of the “cash for opinions” flaps cropping up Education with radio and TV commentator Armstrong Williams and lefty-blogs Kos and MyDD, I’ve decided to give you my own policy on taking money. I don’t take money for The Shack. I’ve never taken money, mostly because no one has ever offered me money. In […]

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Touchdown!

Touchdown!

| January 15, 2005 | Reply

The Cassini/Huygens probe has reached Titan and is sending back pictures. Cool news! CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien has an in-house blog covering the event (though someone needs to make sure his boss knows he isn’t running a Web-hosting service there) that’s worth reading. YOu can get some of the first photos via the ESA website […]

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Tell Me Again of This…Blog

Tell Me Again of This…Blog

| January 14, 2005 | 2 Replies

This is cute, and a whole lot sad. Jonathan Klein, president of CNN, and a former Vice President as CBS News who oversaw “60 Minutes” had this to say: “I don’t think that blogging, which is, you know, glorified Web-site hosting—that’s what it is. Yeah, exactly. Blogging is glorified web-hosting. Because what I do here […]

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Live Healthy Like a Neanderthal!

Live Healthy Like a Neanderthal!

| January 14, 2005 | 2 Replies

It’s no big secret that most of us could stand to live a more healthy lifestyle. But, if you ask our government, we should emulate the cavemen. Apparently, they had it pretty good. WASHINGTON Jan 12, 2005 — Cave men lived a healthy lifestyle: Their calorie intake stayed low because food was hard to find, […]

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Critical Thinking is an Endorsement of Religion? Well, Sure, in Georgia.

Critical Thinking is an Endorsement of Religion? Well, Sure, in Georgia.

| January 13, 2005 | 5 Replies

Here’s a little something that might just make you think. But don’t think critically because…well…that’s an endorsement of religion. ATLANTA – A federal judge Thursday ordered a suburban Atlanta school system to remove stickers from its high school biology textbooks that call evolution “a theory, not a fact,” saying the disclaimers are an unconstitutional endorsement […]

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Mandatory Minimums Out, Suggested Minimums In

Mandatory Minimums Out, Suggested Minimums In

| January 13, 2005 | Reply

The Supreme Court came down yesterday with what I consider a relatively wise decision. In a split opinion, SCOTUS found that Federal judges need not strictly adhere to mandatory sentencing guidelines but that they should consider them when deciding sentences. It also found that those sentences could be reviewed on appeal if they were found […]

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