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iTunes app store and 17+ content

With OS 3.0, the iPod/iPhone and Apple’s iTune’s store support content ratings. This is good: I’m all for free expression, adding another layer of maturity (pun intended) to what’s available, etc. However, I don’t want to have to see it … Continue reading

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Seeing, Believing, not.

[Too cool for words][wb] “WASHINGTON, D.C. (ISNS) — The three best visual illusions in the world were chosen at a gathering last weekend of neuroscientists and psychologists at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Florida.” (via Dynamic Diagrams)

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Easily Grossed Out?

There are lots of straight lines here but I’m going to avoid them. Easily Grossed Out? You Might Be A Conservative! “Participants who rated higher in disgust sensitivity were more likely to oppose gay marriage and abortion, issues that are … Continue reading

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typical day – no wonder I sometimes feel overwhelmed

Today was not one of my more productive days. I’m glad that days like this are relatively unusual. Not including general cleaning, etc. This was my day today: 6:00 – wake up 6:15 – wake up for real this time … Continue reading

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Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com “WASHINGTON (CNN) — The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.” Oh … Continue reading

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Restoration, time, energy, the never-ending suck

A few months ago I lost my old blog posts. I’ve got the MySQL database that contains them and have been hoping to use that to do the big restore but I’m thinking that that probably isn’t going to happen … Continue reading

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Yes Virgina, you can fool some of the people…

Sad, funny, story about quality, quantity and the consumer society: Interview: iPhone dev gets existential about “crap” apps “What High said next, however, is perhaps a bit more telling: ‘I think Apple does a good job of featuring apps that … Continue reading

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(British) teens flock to new maths show

Would this work in America? How about a tour…? BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Teens flock to new maths show “A new theatre show which explores the world of maths has become a hit with with teenage students. … Continue reading

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academia is a damn ugly place, especially for women

Basics – In ‘Geek Chic’ and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science – NYTimes.com From a purely Darwinian point of view, expecting a young woman to sacrifice her reproductive fitness for the sake of career advancement is simply … Continue reading

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Another thing to be sorry about.

To the rest of the world… Harper’s Index: A retrospective of the Bush era (Harper’s Magazine) “Percentage of Americans in 2006 who believed that U.S. Muslims should have to carry special I.D.: 39” I’m sorry.

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