Partly because we wondered how accurate the recent article about people’s sexual fantasies was, partly simply for fun, and partly just because we’re a bunch of nosy buggers…We’re rather curious as to what people’s favourite sexual fantasies are - although we’re going to maintain that this latest survey is being carried out in the name of science.However, you [...]
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Oculus #28, 1998.
Stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers Street station complex (A & C trains); also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station via a tunnel.
Artists: Andrew Ginzel & Kristin Jones.Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...
Youtube has restored the JREF account.
I'm going to have to disagree with Randi, though. Responding to a violation by automatically yanking the whole account is not appropriate and civilized behavior, especially when it can be resolved by an amicable communication. How about communicating first, and then yanking if someone is intransigent? The problem is that not everyone has the resources or the clout of the JREF, and there have been far too many cases of individuals getting shut down on entirely bogus complaints.Read the comments on this post...
As we’ve often noted, seduction and speculation frequently go hand-in-hand; and after recalling our sucess at predicting the 2008 Grand National, last year. Here is our attempt to predict the winners of the UK’s biggest and most well known horse race - which takes place this Saturday (4.15pm @ Aintree Racecourse).Just for fun, these are the horses backed [...]
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James Hrynyshyn is completely missing the point. He has a post up where he tendentiously explains why twitter is evil, as if it should be a surprise. Why is the Pope Catholic? Why is the darkness dark? Why does Microsoft suck? These aren't interesting questions: the point is that they are.
I have a Twitter account. I do not have a "My Little Pony" account. Think about it. Isn't it quite probable that I would leap into this technology precisely because it has great potential for evil? Be seduced, and embrace the evil. It's fun!
One hundred forty characters is exactly enough room for a "Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!", but not enough for lengthy monologuing, the bane of villain's plans everywhere. It's enough to leave vague hints that has everyone wondering and guessing to what, exactly, one is up. One can easily configure it so one is only receiving tweets from a tiny number of people, who can mostly be ignored, while sending tweets that distract thousands. It is a force multiplier that can turn trivia into terrifying rumors that reverberate across Tweetopia.
Come on. You don't think a benign force would compel people to start using ridiculous terms like "tweet" and "twitter", do you? It's like "blog" — a monstrosity that can corrupt a whole language.
Clucking regretfully over the phenomenon did not stop the German Wehrmacht, nor did calling them brutally efficient. Same with Twitter. It's evil. We're celebrating that.Read the comments on this post...
For those few of you left who aren’t sick of hearing my voice, I did an interview with the podcast EUSci that’s now online (here’s the direct link to the mp3). We talked about IYA, JREF, my book, astronomy… you know, all the[...]
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Here's the latest carnivalia for you to read and enjoy;
I and the Bird, #97. As the name implies, this is the blog carnival about wild birds and birding.
Canival of the Vanities, G20 edition. This is the granddaddy of all blog carnivals, the one that spawned a million or so other blog carnivals.
Festival of the Trees, #34. By reading this festival, you will learn all sorts of interesting things, from photographs of trees to soft toilet paper rolls being more ecologically damaging than driving a hummer.
Carnival of Evolution, #10.
Television once again throws away its potential with a program featuring a triumvirate of inanity: Larry King lobbing sloppy wet kisses at Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy. I might tune in, even — it seems a shame to miss what must be a rare collision of extreme stupidity.
They also have a poll. Of course.
Yes 47% 583
No 53% 655
Another question: can King, Carrey, and McCarthy be "cured"? It's actually the same question: can any developmental disorder which produces a recognizable pattern of changes in the performance of the brain be cured, and should it?Read the comments on this post...