Category Archive: Slashdot Posts

Sep 29 2013

Moving over Slashdot Journal posts

Read my blog via RSS and wonder why a bunch of posts from 2002 are showing up? Well, sorry about that. but it is a result of my trying to get all my scattered Internet writing under one roof. Previously I moved over my LiveJournal posts by exporting everything from LiveJournal and then importing them …

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Dec 04 2002

So, how do you lace your shoes?

This one would belong in the “My tax dollars paid for this?” file, except I am not Australian. After studying all the millions of possible ways of lacing your shoes, mathematician Burkard Polster has determined that the ‘strait-lace’ and ‘criss-cross’ methods commonly used by everyone are actually the best. Note, however, that the common bow-knot used to …

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Dec 04 2002

Saudi Arabia shows its true colors

Apparently the Saudi governement is concerned about the USA bringing democracy to Iraq as part of any post-Saddam reforms. They are consulting with other middle-east governments (including Egypt, nominally a democracy themself). They seem to think we are on a mission in the middle-east and they are next: “The Saudi efforts want to ensure that no …

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Dec 02 2002

The Great White North

I keep talking about South America, but I haven’t brought up another nearby trouble-spot, Canada… The interesting thing about Canadian politics these days is not the attacks on Bush, but rather the large number of Canadians who seem disgusted and apologetic about their own government. Apparently Chretien has been able to hang on to power with a …

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Dec 01 2002

Gas Giants may form rapidly

This new theory of gas giant formation (planets like Jupiter and Saturn), by University of Washington astrophysicist Tom Quinn, flies in the face of conventional thinking. Instead of taking millions of years to coalesce, Quinn’s theory says they can form in as little as a few hundred years! The theory is based on computer models using …

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Dec 01 2002

Bali Bombing Bounceback

This is interesting; John Howard, Australia’s Prime Minister (who is widely disliked by many Australian of every political persuasion) has called for changes to International law and the UN charter to allow pre-emptive strikes against terrorists anywhere. This is more proof that the Bali bombers made a huge mistake in attacking Australian citizens. Howard was not …

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Dec 01 2002

You take the high road and I’ll take the low road…

Hmm… While my wife is pointing her blog at important stuff like the Link and Think observance of World AIDS Day, I am posting about tribute sites to Don Knotts. Kinda shows you our divergent styles in blogging, eh?

Nov 30 2002

Nip it in the bud!

There really isn’t much to say about this except that I do believe Don Knotts was a great actor and deserves a tribute site, however ‘cheesy’… Well maybe knott, I really should add that the sound clips library there is pretty damn cool — while even cooler are the mp3s rips of a complete comedy album by Don, probably out …

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Nov 30 2002

LotP

No, I didn’t spell it wrong. I am not talking about Lord of the Rings, but rather Lord of the Peeps! That’s right, yet more proof that some people have far too much time on their hands. Lord of the Peeps is a re-staging of the movie made with dressed up Peeps. Of course this kind of thing isn’t all that …

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Nov 29 2002

S.A. Blog

El Sur is a South American blog that tracks news and politics south of Central America. Currently you can find tons of links on the Chavez situation in Venezuela. Personally I think S.A. is a huge trouble spot over the next decade and that we concentrate our attention on the Middle East to our peril. Who …

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