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[Quark Soup] Quark Soup. Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Speaking Truth to Idiocy. Barney Frank says what needed to be said for weeks: "On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Posted by David Appell at 7:03 AM. 0 comments: Post a Comment ...
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[Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com] Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com » Icon David Icke on Alex Jones TV: It’s been bad enough for Alex to join George Norey and the aliens/uFOOLogy/chupacabras/ghosts/remote viewing/time travel idiocy of the late night Coast to Coast AM radio show, but to refer to the Lizard Douche as ‘The Great David Icke’ as Alex does at the begining of his talk with him, and accepting Icke as some kind of expert on all these things related to the NWO, just shows how low Alex is willing to stoop in being bizarre and whacked-out and losing all semblence of credibility.
[Quark VS InDesign.com] I Shout “Quark Sucks!” Loudest ” Quark VS InDesign.com: The point is that Quark is too proud to realize the value of a software tool if their archenemy Adobe invents it, and rather than integrate it into their own program in order to help keep competitive, they merely stand there and ignore it, like some proud captain standing on the deck with his nose in the air while his bombed ship is SINKING! Quark is too embedded in the industry to lose its customer base anytime soon—all the major publishers probably still use it and would have to suffer a lot of time and money in order to just switch over to InDesign.
[Advanced Physics Forums] Einstein and De-Broglie mysteries - Advanced Physics Forums: So he made up a parable to show the idiocy of that idea. Now everybody seems to think it's an actual situation.
[Television Tropes & Idioms - Recent Changes] Ted Baxter - Television Tropes & Idioms: Subverted in one episode, where he takes credit for Spongebob's sculpture and fails miserably at getting him to make another, better one to show the art critic. He snaps and goes insane, randomly throwing and chiseling like a madman, and then storms by the critic and angrily tells him that the janitor is now the artist and storms off.
[Pharyngula] Tulsa, Oklahoma must be paradise : Pharyngula: Working backwards from Jerry Falwell's and Pat Robertson's assertion that the 9/11 attacks were a justified smiting from god due to American acceptance of gays and feminists and pagans, you can see how, clearly, putting nutty creationism stories in the zoo will bring god's pleasure and blessing, and therefore the "streets shall be smooth'd, and the Gentiles shall desist in their shooting each other over bags of heroin, and the Land of Tulsa shall flow with milk and honey."
[Raw Thought (from Aaron Swartz)] The Secret Behind The Secret (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought): We all know you’re part of the vast subversive conspiracy (along with Ehrenreich, the Communist party, and Emo bands) to keep people from the truth, “negativizing” their thought-waves so they will never find “unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth.” Indeed, given your material success, it’s obvious you’ve been applying the Law of Attraction all along.
[InDesignSecrets] InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Eliminating YDB (Yucky Discolored ...: Our PRINT CENTER had the nerve to tell us that InDesign couldn't handle transparency/drop shadows when I had been using CMYK with transparency/drop shadows without an issue. So, in our defense-the idiocy can occur on both ends”¦ Claudia.
[Open Parachute » NZ blog rankings] Does intelligent design make testable predictions? « Open Parachute: To the curious, scientists sought to explain Atomic theory by introducing fantastic particles that supposedly came tumbling out of the impact between two particles, when in fact, the supposed finds were simply particulate debris. There are only two elementary particles which make up the whole of the universe: the proton and electron.
[ScienceBlogs Select] America, Return to God! : Pharyngula: It's a reminder of the idiocy I will fight to my dying day. Oh, and may you stew in ineffectual ignorance until your dying day, and may you then pass on into oblivion blissfully, confident of an eternal award, unaware of the darkness before you.
[Bad Astronomy Blog] Oh, snap! Creationist smackdown | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine: In making a comparison between the two sites, my point and that of BA and others is that regardless of its level of snark, or its obvious political slant, RationalWiki does at least keep its major points, at least where science is concerned, based on facts, in direct contrast to Conservapedia, which is just a deep well of willful scientific ignorance. Whether or not it goes a bit overboard where opinions are concerned or leans in a particular direction (it clearly does), is not really the issue here.
[God is for Suckers!] God is for Suckers! » Blog Archive » Design Without A Designer ...: When I was younger, I'd be stunned into silence by the utter stupidity of some verbal diversionary tactic of the mental midgets. For all we know, there might be intelligent beings in another universe arguing that if fundamental constants were only slightly different, then the absence of free quarks and the extreme weakness of gravity would make life impossible.
[Bad Astronomy Blog] No, the LHC won't destroy the Earth | Bad Astronomy | Discover ...: The lawsuit, filed March 21 in Federal District Court, in Honolulu, seeks a temporary restraining order prohibiting CERN from proceeding with the accelerator until it has produced a safety report and an environmental assessment. It names the federal Department of Energy, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the National Science Foundation and CERN as defendants.
[kottke.org] July 2008 weblog entries (kottke.org): Needing to beat Grenada by two clear goals to qualify for the finals in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados had established a 2-0 lead midway through the second half and were seemingly well in control of the game. However, an own goal by a Bajan defender made the score 2-1 and brought a new ruling into play, which led to farce.
[Open Source] Open Source » Blog Archive » Mortgage Meltdown: By the early-ought’s everyone, including us (with a different, more expensive house), was refinancing like crazy, but as I mentioned above, we were putting cash IN at the closing to lower our principle, but almost everyone else was taking money OUT to pay for cars, vacations, and other self-indulgences. When people asked us why we weren’t doing the same they didn’t believe me when I said that I though this was going to come to a sticky end.
[Armed and Dangerous] Armed and Dangerous » Blog Archive » Oderint, dum metuant: I believe in order to make it approachable the app my aunt is using for burning CD’s should display the songs in exactly the same grid widget at the same place on the form as the grid widget used in the payroll software she works with, or the instant messenger she chats with, and after she learned that in the instant messenger adding a new contact is in, say, the Actions menu at the top of the form, and in the payroll software adding a new employee is in the same place, she would look for the command to burn a CD at exactly the same place and would find it. In other words, we have to turn programming from an open-ended research kind of work to real engineering, that churns out software gadget with the same UI, logic and behaviour, just like a factory producing DVD players and ghetto blasters.
[Shtetl-Optimized] Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » Literature that skewers pompous ...: If we study Rabinow’s works side-by-side with more accessible classics of system engineering (e.g., Booton and Ramo’s 1984 IEEE article The development of systems engineering) then—in the end—we have to (reluctantly) disagree with Chomsky, if only to conclude that Booton and Ramo-style analyses are very far from the last word, on what Norbert Weiner famously called “The human use of human beings.”