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Archive for March 2006

poachers: beware the robot moose!

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a story titled ‘Man convicted of shooting robot moose’ goes straight into my ‘say what?’ category. Not a bad one to start the morning with.

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March 30, 2006 at 9:49 am

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scary stuff

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I knew America was creepy, but had no idea it was this bad.

Atheists identified as America’s most distrusted minority, according to new U of M study

From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.? Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.

Did you know that only 3% of Americans are Atheists? 3%!

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March 23, 2006 at 5:23 pm

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hacktivist mashup

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beat the system. share information on bureaucratic workaronds and keyholes on a map mashup.

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March 23, 2006 at 3:33 pm

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Jew-boobs?

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Sometimes, the story around the story is the story. This bug report is funny. But how did it lead to a debate on the phenomena of … jew-boobs?

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March 22, 2006 at 11:29 am

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its here. Google page creator.

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Don’t know why the hell this is news, given that Geocities was news some 15 years ago, but had to digg it, just to see how long it takes it to pass the 300 dugg line.

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March 20, 2006 at 11:56 pm

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Bio Fuel that looks just as yuck as the real thing

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Using pyrolysis, or Rapid Thermal Processing, these guys claim:

“It is technically feasible to use biomass for the production of all the materials that we currently produce from petroleum,”

The resulting stuff is “a dark liquid resembling espresso”.

And my questions –

1. Can they really make disposable cups and tyres from this stuff?
2. Does it smell like the real thing? Does it stick to your best shirt as efficiently?

In any case, I’d buy their stock.

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March 20, 2006 at 12:44 pm

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now why didn’t anyonw think of this before?

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A program in Oregon sets prisoners stright by letting them buy a game console.

Radical. Watch out – they might even learn something!

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March 18, 2006 at 4:03 pm

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