Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Pope-linked Cover-up of Catholic Church Sex Scandal Gets Worse

A FORMER vicar-general in the archdiocese of Munich has claimed that he was pressurised last month into taking the blame for a mistake made 30 years ago by the then Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict), concerning the case of a paedophile priest.

Fr Gerhard Gruber has now said he did so only after coming under huge pressure from unnamed Catholic Church sources to take responsibility, so as to “take the pope out of the firing line”.

Story here

I’d like to comment more, but I’ve been told to shut up in matters of the Pope.
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A nice gesture for open source

There will be a Linux based iPad equivalent (I hesitate to say clone for obvious reasons), and it will have touch-technology on the ‘screen.” Mostly, it will have this technology because when people started touching their computers … that way … Linux developers fashioned software so it could be done in Linux too.

But, nonetheless, it now appears that Synaptics, the makers of the “gesture library” that is widely used to make touch screens work, have made it possible to use it with Linux distros.

Nom nom nom (that’s the sound of Linux programmers eating this up).

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Stop extremist takeover of textbooks

Dear Texas Board of Education,

I have substantial concerns that the social studies standards proposed by the Texas State Board of Education are not in the best interest of students and are not based on the recommendations of respected academics in the field.

These standards place our children in a predicament. The board should reassess whether these changes are in the best interest of our children.

Signed,


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