Friday, November 30, 2007

Stocking Stuffer for Catholic Nerds

Flash Drives: The Virgin Mary Keeps Your Data Her Womb

Moderately weird product. I can't decide if this is likely to delight or offend the religious among us. Pricey, though - $100 for a mere 512 MB.
This Virgin Mary flash drive will store up to 512MB of data and safeguard it from evil. When connected to the computer her LED heart will glow and "beat" —increasing in intensity when information is being transferred.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What "Clinton Machine"?

Obama Invests in Feb. 5 Strategy - The Fix
To date, Obama has 19 offices in 13 states where Feb. 5 primaries are scheduled, including the campaign's newest satellite office in Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to obvious places like Los Angeles, Phoenix and New York City, Obama has opened offices in three Alabama cities (Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham), as well as in St. Paul, Minn., Lawrence, Kansas, and Salt Lake City. An Alaska office is also in the offing, according to the campaign.

Clinton, by contrast, has five total offices currently open in Feb. 5 states -- two in California, and one each in New Jersey, New York and Arkansas. The campaign soon plans to open offices in Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Minnesota and Arizona, according to deputy communications director Phil Singer, and has held organizing meetings in 46 states.
Sounds more like an Obama-rama to me.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Handling Telemarketers

It's tempting to drop off the no-call list just for the chance to try this.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Why I Live in Colorado

'Cause of this - first snow of the season, just in time for a rare family Thanksgiving celebration.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We're So Grateful, Uncle Albert

Nov. 21, 1905: It Was a Very Good Year, If You Were Einstein

An important anniversary - General and Special Relativity. We'd never see the world as a clockwork mechanism again. The irony, of course, is that the spiritual Einstein provided the means to discount the supernatural in explaining creation. Theology is still grappling with this, and not doing too well, either.

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WiFi Leads to Autism?

Dr. George Carlos, who made his stones linking cell phone radiation to brain damage, has now unleashed a study that claims WiFi signals cause autism. Naturally, he contends the increased use use "information-carrying" radio waves in schools accounts for the increase in diagnosed cases of autism.

Computer Weekly broke the story yesterday, and has been slashdotted to death since. Here's a link to the cached page. Here's Dr. Carlos speaking on the subject of radiogenic brain damage.

While he may be a voice crying in the wilderness, it seems likelier that Dr. C has stock in Reynolds aluminum, makers of fine thought screens since 1933.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Great Political Ad

Both of these guys scare me, for different reasons, but they've got a sense for humor.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another Nobel Prize Nominating Dimwit

This sort of thing just begs to be mocked:

Bill Richardson Racks Up Fifth Nobel Prize Nomination Thursday, November 15, 2007 WASHINGTON — Democrat Bill Richardson often touts his four Nobel Peace Prize nominations on the presidential campaign trail. Now he has a fifth. Democratic Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee said he has sent a nomination packet to the Nobel Committee in honor of Richardson's diplomatic efforts with countries like Sudan and North Korea. "He's well deserving," said Gordon, who got to know Richardson when they served in Congress together. "It's just a continuation of his willingness to continue to go around the world, whether it's a matter of hostages or other tense situations, and work with all parties.
See, the problem is the Tennessee touter can't really make a nomination. Here's the short list of folks who can:

1. Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
2. Members of international courts;
3. University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
4. Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
5. Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
6. Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and
7. Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another Dispatch from the Incredibly Obvious

Don't walk on the road, in the dark.
A new study in the journal Leukos, "Moon Phases and Nighttime Road Crashes Involving Pedestrians," by researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) found that more pedestrians are killed in traffic on nights with a new moon—when the moon is not illuminated—than during a full moon.

Please tell me this study was done on somebody else's dime.

Japanese TV Rocks

Their content is usually off the hook by American standards, but sometimes it's pure genius.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What Happens at Godblogcon Stays in Godblogcon

Wouldn't you just love to see the credit card bills for this crew?

CitizenLink: Conference Challenges Christian Bloggers to Reach Out
Last weekend, Christian bloggers from across the country gathered in Las Vegas for GodblogCon, the third annual conference to assist them in taking advantage of new media, understanding its impact on society and engaging the culture for Christ.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm Sleeping So Much Better Now

First, Dr. Khan gets to sell nukes to, well, apparently anyone with money.

Then President Mushareff seems to miss that whole messy democracy point.

And now even India dumps the USA in favor of the sexier, less psycho Russia.

Damn. What could possibly go wrong from here?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dispatches from the Incredibly Obvious

from the Drudge Report:

New people meters from ARBITRON show radiostations appealing to minorities have FEWER listeners... Developing..

That would seem to follow, wouldn't it?

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