Monthly Archives: February 2010

Salt Science

This was interesting, in the NY Times science blog: Dr. McCarron and his colleagues analyzed surveys from 33 countries around the world and reported that, despite wide differences in diet and culture, people generally consumed about the same amount of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool – Irritating Co-workers Edition

The Evil-Tron is an electronic gadget not much bigger than a quarter. It’s got a strong magnet, so you can attach it just about anywhere, like under someone’s desk, or in framework rigging for the suspended ceiling. What it does … Continue reading

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Earth surrounded by emptiness

That’s not news: it’s called space. But the news is that the space near us is especially empty. You can see a map of what’s called the “Local Cavity,” a region about 260 light years across that’s more empty than … Continue reading

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RVM is pretty impressive

One of my frustrations as a casual Rubyist is trying to use some of these wonderful CPAN-like things that have appeared since I began playing with Ruby after the Hunt and Thomas article in Dr. Dobb’s. For example, gems. The … Continue reading

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Orion Distant Suns iApp

I keep finding fun things to do with my iPhone besides making phone calls. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, but I went out last night and held my phone up to the sky and this is pretty much … Continue reading

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German family granted asylum in US … for Homeschooling.

Wow! The statists running the German government think it’s a bad thing for you to educate your children. A German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children was granted political asylum Tuesday by a U.S. immigration … Continue reading

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