Monthly Archives: February 2009

Prepare to be, uh, Stimulated

The “stimulus act” (or more accurately, the “Enslaving Your Grandchildren for $8/wk Act”) is an abomination. Take a look at how the money is allocated and decide for yourself how much of it is “stimulus” and how much is payoff … Continue reading

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iconv is the heat

I’ve been looking for a software tool that would convert foreign characters into a poor substitute. Call me Ugly McAmerican. I don’t care. My language has been worn down — I would say, “polished” — like a river rock to … Continue reading

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Kindle 2 looks pretty sweet

Amazon’s front page today is all about the version 2.0 Kindle. I have to admit, it looks pretty sweet. Choosing B&W rather than color was a good trade-off so you can up the pixel density. I looked up three books … Continue reading

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More Cabinet Woes?

Another screamer from the incomparable Iowahawk: Dead Hobo Reporting Glitch Claims Another White House Appointee (Kudus to Instapundit.)

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The science of faith

Here are two articles I should look at more closely, both in the New Scientist. (I forget where I came across them, sorry.) Born believers: How your brain creates God The credit crunch could be a boon for irrational belief … Continue reading

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