Reform the PhD System or Close It Down
If I wanted the thoughts and discussion of a proponent of a Demon Haunted World, I would go to BioLogos, not where I go for 'News for Nerds'. Really, Templeton Prize winners' wacky notions of reality are available all over the web, if you bother to explore a bit. I'm reading Slashdot for a reason, and Woo isn't what I'm looking for.
Reform the PhD System or Close It Down
Before going to the article, I quick checked Wikipedia for "Mark C. Taylor".
Mark C. Taylor (born 13 December 1945) is a philosopher of religion and cultural critic who has published more than twenty books on theology, philosophy, art and architecture, media, technology, economics, and the natural sciences.
I didn't read the article.
Geologists Say California May Be Next
The Earth moves one way, the Earth moves the other way.
You can't explain that.
Laser Scribing Promises More Efficient Solar Cells
"findings"? What "findings", exactly?
The research project will continue for a three year period, by the end of which which the scientists hope to have established the scientific basis for their laser-ablation technique.
Wow! Lasers! This is the kind of news I get up early for. Will there be film at 11:00?
Mideast Turmoil and the Push For Clean Energy
heh. I'm unsuccessfully scratching my head trying to remember the book, but it was classic science fiction of the good ol' space opera variety. The adolescent hero's adventure was all about striking it rich by finding huge thorium deposits on Mercury. Written in the 1950s.
Global Observer's First Hydrogen-Powered Flight
Water vapor comes and goes.
CO2 stays a long, long time.
Stars Remain In Their Usual Places; People Panic
Not only do I get a new one, it's a relatively unused one, Ophiucus!
Latest Mars Photos Show Frosty Landscapes, Ancient Lakebeds
"“Holden crater has some of the best-exposed lake deposits and ancient megabreccia known on Mars,” said HiRISE’s principal investigator, professor Alfred McEwen of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. ”Both contain minerals that formed in the presence of water and mark potentially habitable environments. [...]“"
"Meaningless"? Blown out of proportion?
I don't think so.
The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders
When new-fangled speeds like that became available, a baud was no longer == 1 bit per tone per second, and I objected to the sloppy language.
I remember - uphill both ways...
Global Warming's Silver Lining For the Arctic Rim
I wonder if people using the term "deniers" will ever stop setting up strawman and accept that people are questioning the causes of climate change, not whether the climate actually changes.
INHOFE: I think I was right on that, and I do believe — first off, let’s keep in mind, though, what the issue is. It’s not whether or not we’re going into a global warming period. We were. We’re not now.
You know, God’s still up there. We’re now going through a cooling spell. And the whole issue there was is it man-made gases, anthropogenic gases, CO2, methane. I don’t think so
Google Is Going Postal In Sweden
Google is trying to fatten up the long thin tail.
The Effect of Internal Bacteria On the Human Body
[...] everyone is lactose intolerant[...]
Anyone who is lactose intolerant simply does not have the mutation allowing the production of lactase beyond the juvenile stage of developement. It's a mutation, you either have it, or you don't. No bacteria involved.
Hunters Shot Down Google Fiber
They're idiots who shouldn't be allowed off a supervised range with a gun. Shooting at a highly elevated target with no (likely) backstop but the sky is the height of firearms irresponsibility.
Just a few years back, some yahoo in Jersey let loose a few .30 cal rounds at a soaring turkey vulture. A couple miles away, a guy working on the roof of his suburban home took the round and died on the spot.
If you're not certain of your field of fire, you don't squeeze. Period.
Family To Receive $1.5M+ In Vaccine-Autism Award
Anyone who can be irked to actually research it.
Tiresome of me to point it out, I know, but I do not think that word means what you think it means.
New Copyright Lawsuits Go After Porn On Bittorrent
We need to take our country back!
Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Released
Last week, somebody handed me a paper to read, but the damned thing is upside-down. I'm still trying to figure it out.
Everything You Need To Know About USB 3.0
The first mention of Light Peak in the article is a link to an overview at Intel:
100 Million Facebook Pages Leaked On Torrent Site
The other day, I used a wrong option for wget and downloaded the internet. Maybe I should post it on an Internet file-sharing site.
Feds To Help Train 50,000 Health IT Workers
"Take that $150M, divide it by the 50K workers, and come up with a bill of $30000 per worker."
You may have left your sliderule out in the rain.
Geostationary GPS Satellite Galaxy 15 Out of Control
"...SES officials believe they have the resources, including teleport facilities..."
Wait, what!? Who are these people, really?
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