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Jun

Watch today’s rare total lunar eclipse from anywhere in the world

Posted by in Best Of, Just For Fun

Two of my favorite geeky topics, google and space, come together in this post. There is going to be a rare, 100-minute long total lunar eclipse today, starting at 11:20am PDT. Of course, people like me, living in California, would miss the event entirely – except that we can now […]

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11
Jun

What’s in a Name?

Posted by in Just For Fun, Musings, Questions

My Dad and his Mastery of Names Before he retired recently, my dad was a remarkable high school principal.  It wasn’t just because he truly cared about public education, or that he struck the perfect balance between acting friendly with students yet still maintaing his authority.  Nor was it just […]

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9
Jun

Which (hairy) men can you trust?

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Now I first must apologize to the Giants fans, but this is not about Brian Wilson.  But this is about Beards, so I assumed using “The Beard” as an icon was appropriate.  Anyways, I digress….back to the article.  I found this gem via StumbleUpon (which I have already raved about […]

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8
Jun
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Should stupid people be allowed to vote?

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This article strikes a very insensitive tone, but also toys with a fairly practical idea.  The CNN article poses the questions whether or not stupid people should be allowed to vote.  Now they don’t LITERALLY mean preventing stupid people, however you define stupid, from voting.  More so it focuses on […]

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21
May

Actually good reality TV: Live video from space!

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As some (but unfortunately very few) Americans are aware, currently, the space shuttle Endeavour is currently on its very last voyage. Assuming there are no issues with funding, the Atlantis will fly one final mission after this; but given the country’s ongoing budget crisis, that is far from certain. Regardless, […]

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14
May

Even Terrorists have sexual needs

Posted by in Just For Fun

Now this might be the best news I have seen so far since the first news broke out about Osama Bin Laden.  In addition to his general hatred towards western civilization, and particularly the US, Osama seems to have a pension for porn.  Fox News reported that the compound where […]

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11
May

Next time I’m taking bacon to the movies

Posted by in Just For Fun, Musings

You know what I got out of this infographic?  That the next time I go to the movies, I ought to just bring bacon.  26 slices of bacon.   Mmm… bacon.   Source: Daily Infographic P.s. The thumbnail is Bacon Popcorn from Revolution Brewing Co in Chicago, popped in bacon […]

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11
May

Sitting is killing you!

Posted by in Intriguing, Musings

Not only is sitting killing you (40% greater risk of death!), but every hour of TV you watch increases your risk of untimely death by 11%. What with the earthquakes, and nuclear reactor disasters, and floods, and tornadoes, and Middle Eastern revolutions, I’d finally decided that it wasn’t safe outside. […]

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3
May

The Science of Why we Don’t believe in Science

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My gchat last weekend was something along the lines of “According to ABC World News, 42% of Americans, and 67% of Republicans, don’t believe Obama was born in the US.  Are you kidding me?!?”  I was even more astonished by the fact that despite Obama publicly posting his long-version birth […]

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22
Apr

Why is the atmosphere colder at higher altitudes?

Posted by in Musings

My roommate and I got into a serious debate the other day about the cause of varying atmospheric temperature changes at different altitudes.  I argued that the discrepancy resulted from differences in pressure, which according to the Ideal Gas Law, invariably results in lower temperatures.  He on the other hand, […]

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