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Cancer World

Having a loved one with cancer moves you from your normal existence to what Christopher Hitchens termed the “land of malady” but that I call “Cancer World.” It’s a world with its own vocabulary, like any other specialized world, and … Continue reading

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Is SCO a Government Agency?

It’s hard to fathom that years after SCO was brought to financial ruin and ridicule due to an enormously-misguided-at-best attempt to sue everyone on the planet that ever used Linux, Darl McBride was finally fired this month. Even Ken Lewis … Continue reading

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Wolfram|Alpha FAIL

Clearly, this technology was not suitably vetted by geeks. It’s not that it didn’t know the answer, it’s just that it didn’t know the related inputs should be “African or European?”

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In Case You Thought Nationalities Weren’t Made Up

If you ever thought that nationalities existed as a point of fact like species, created by genetics, instead of made up from whole cloth (that would be “constructed” in modern cargo-cult scientistic lingo…), I give you this headline from BBC … Continue reading

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“On” Line? When did that happen?

When did liberals decide that “on line” replaced “in line” for “standing on line”? A liberal coworker insisted on using it, as if it was a time-honored American English prhase, and NPR was filled with people trying to use it … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Steve Jobs Lost Weight

‘Cuz apparently Phil Schiller has been eating his lunch:

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The Web Causes Toilet Economics to Flow Backwards?

Have you seen the ad where a guy with tiger stripe tattoos attempts to get a tattoo shop to take them off, and they tell him it’s impossible, just like they told him before? The guy objects saying, “well, now … Continue reading

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Question for Olympics Followers

Have we not seen how well Michael Phelps did in the shotput and pole vault because he only got bronzes? I’m sure glad we saved on carbon emissions by only sending one person to the games, plus apparently a coterie … Continue reading

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On Brain Tumors

I’m very sad to hear about Senator Kennedy’s malignant glioma, because I’ve unfortunately watched a man go through it before. The most common type, unfortunately, is also the worst, and it’s not a pretty process. When I was in high … Continue reading

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Cool Music Video

Sure, it’s a blatant plug, but damn, that’s a lot of editing: Plus the tune has some good harmony and orchestrating.

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