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Judging Wikipedia

Wikipedia: This came in on my Slashdot feed… (For those WDK… Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia based on WikiWiki. WikiWiki is a document server for publishing/sharing content on the web, but with the added ability for anyone using their browser to edit the content as well.)   Here’s the Slashdot post… Posted by CmdrTaco on Sunday September 05, Read the full article…


Blog Redesign

Although it may not look like it, I’ve redesigned my blog. For those who could care less about the technical aspects of what I’ve done there really isn’t much difference aside from the search engine that I built in Perl. You can now search my posts for specific words. For those who are interested, I Read the full article…



Bush’s psuedoscience – an excercise in Lysenkoism

Bruce Sterling’s Wired Magazine article, Suicide by Pseudoscience reviews the Bush administration’s fanatic response to a February report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (big suprise) and compares the administration’s politically-driven psuedoscience to the nuttiness of Trofim Lysenko, Stalin’s “top stooge” in Soviet argricultural science. In the online forums I’ve noticed many people that Read the full article…


Global Population

All politics aside, I think the world population is a bottom line that can’t be ignored. It affects everything. The U.S. Census Bureau says that the world population is declining. For me the magnitude of the population issue generates the power to bend my morals-based reasoning. (At least within context of passive consideration.) For example, Read the full article…


American Future Looks Dim To Me

So, according to a report recently released by the trustees who monitor the fiscal health of Medicare and Social Security, the fund that pays hospital bills in the health insurance program will run out of money by 2019, seven years sooner than they predicted a year ago. The report indicates that the new Medicare law Read the full article…