Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Citizen Science, Anarchy Evolution Reviewed, Glen Beck Behaves Badly

I just love when Citizen Science results in a new finding. J. Goodbody reports on an Amateur Astrologer who found a new constellation! Click Here.

carr2d2 reviews Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World without God by Greg Graffin and Steve Olson, which she seems to like. Click here.

Glen Beck has figured out how to get some crazy person to put a bullet in the head of another liberal. No one’s been shot yet but the death treats are coming along nicely. Click here.

Technology Woes and Worries

Apple likes its hardware to be closed source. Very closed:

If you want to remove the outer casing on your iPhone 4 to replace the battery or a broken screen, it won’t be easy anymore. In the past, you could use a Phillip screwdriver to remove two tiny screws at the base of the phone and then simply slide off the back cover.

But Apple is replacing the outer screw with a mysterious tamper-resistant screw across its most popular product lines, …


Keep an eye in iFixit for a fix to this.

A little Linux Naval Gazing:

With the recent announcement from Apple that Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave … I began to wonder if people really think that the entire company is 100% dependent on Steve Jobs … So, does the Linux community have a similar problem when it comes to Linus Torvalds and the Linux kernel?


All I can say is that I am very disappointed that cloning has not been developed any more than jet packs. Very disappointed.

Tip: How to get desktop sharing working. It’s easy and potentially useful even if you’re just using a desktop and a laptop. Like if you share files on dropbox, and your using your laptop in one room while watching the baby, and you realized that you had opened a file on your desktop in the BlogCave and wanted to save and close it just in case, you can access your desktop’s desktop from your laptop’s desktop.

(We might need more words to express these concepts but I think you get the point.)

Olberman Leaves MSNBC

It was so abrupt that MSNBC ads and promotions still include his show. It is being said by MSNBC officials that this has nothing to do with the Comcast takeover.

“There were many occasions, particularly in the last 2 1/2 years, where all that surrounded the show — but never the show itself — was just too much for me,” Olbermann said in his exit statement. “But your support and loyalty and, if I may use the word, insistence, ultimately required that I keep going. My gratitude to you is boundless.”


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Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk

Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP’s risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more … and too often, we’re left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein’s question: What’s the backup plan?

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