Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Land of the Free?

Well, not if you happen to be a transsexual, it would appear. A friend of ours has emailed me news of what has just happened in Largo, in Florida, where she lives. The City Manager, Steve Stanton, has been removed … Continue reading

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Sometimes, words evoke quite a different image from what is intended…    

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Reflections on a Mote of Dust

Carl Sagan wrote Reflections on a Mote of Dust in 1996. His words remain as true today as they were then. Icecorescientist has set the words to images and music…       (hat tip to the Bad Astronomer for … Continue reading

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Hell On Earth

Hilzoy, over at Obsidian Wings, draws our attention to the situation in Northern Uganda. Heartrending.

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Another Two Data Points

Data point one.   Data point two.   An open and shut case – ineffably sad and a terrible waste of human potential of all concerned.

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Windows Home Server Hiccups

Amongst other things, I’m currently testing the beta software of Microsoft’s Windows Home Server. Along with about 10,000 other people, apparently. It is only the second beta, so one should expect bugs; and in that I’ve not been disappointed. I’ve … Continue reading

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Be Rational – Read “Irrationality”

Another book for the library, I think.

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