If you’ve been here the last week or so you probably saw tons and tons of posts about schools, test taking, etc. Well they were all spam that someone put here after they hacked my admin account. I contacted the testing places and schools thus advertised but of course they disavow all knowledge of who [Continue]
ok internets, I am looking for something like this: it’s a cast iron bracket used to hold up a balcony on a building built in NYC in the 1800s. It’s huge, at least four feet by four feet, so maybe I don’t want an exact one, but something like that would be cool. Any ideas [Continue]
Sudan’s ‘Arrow Boys’ Lash Out At Vicious Militants “Since being displaced from Uganda four years ago, a vicious group of militants — known as the Lord’s Resistance Army — has pillaged, murdered and raped its way through the remote forests of Central Africa and southern Sudan. A new bill in Congress calls on the United [Continue]
Over at Popular Mechanics they have a list of the 10 biggest oil spills in history. I have also heard that the equivalent of the BP Gulf spill is spillt in Nigeria every year.
Gobar Gas Go read the whole article, it’s three pages, but there are lots of pictures. This is very interesting technology. Basically you make a concrete pit with a domed top and dump in poop (people as well as animal) and you end up with good fertilizer (better than raw poop) and a biogas that [Continue]
UPDATE: this kit has been sold. Thanks! A friend of the family has an Aster Hobby USRA Light Mikado steam engine kit for sale. I’ll probably be posting it on eBay soon for him, but thought I’d mention it here in case anyone was interested, or knew anyone who was. (as always, click the pics [Continue]
Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program: “Only Need a Few? Try the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program! Is a $1,000 box of $1 Coins too much for your needs? Here’s your solution: the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program. Now you can get circulating Presidential $1 Coins and Native American $1 Coins (non-numismatic coins) [Continue]
Climate cuttings 33: “General reaction seems to be that the CRUgate emails are genuine, but with the caveat that there could be some less reliable stuff slipped in. In the circumstances, here are some summaries of the CRUgate files. I’ll update these as and when I can. The refs are the email number. Phil Jones [Continue]
Just got off the phone with Boonie Parker, the makers of the Redimag. It’ll be a whopping $5, including shipping!, to get the missing parts for the Redimag. Very cool! Boosted by that call, I called Taurus, to see about ordering parts for the pistol I got Saturday. Despite their website saying that their lifetime [Continue]
Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released: “The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown I’m [Continue]
Health ‘Reform’ Gets a Failing Grade : “As the dean of Harvard Medical School I am frequently asked to comment on the health-reform debate. I’d give it a failing grade. Instead of forthrightly dealing with the fundamental problems, discussion is dominated by rival factions struggling to enact or defeat President Barack Obama’s agenda. The rhetoric [Continue]
Picking & Taking Care of Cowboy Hats : How to Shape the Brim of a Cowboy Hat:
Cherokee County Council Pulls Funds From Bank: “The controversy about the placement of American flags to honor a fallen Marine from Gaffney could cost Bank of America some local government deposit money, and perhaps much more. Monday night, the Cherokee County Council voted 5 to 1 to withdraw county money from any accounts held by [Continue]
How to be a bat I wonder what the bats in San Marcos look like when they walk?
Wow! Watch this. Now! It’s amazing!
Pretty interesting, and no reason why this wouldn’t work in meetings or when giving speeches. Boring Within or Simply Boring? “Frankly, it gets my dander up when I hear professors proclaim they “don’t have the gift” for giving good lecturers. Lecturing is not genetically determined like eye color or a receding hairline. The most common [Continue]
Paper Commander “This space offers replicas in paper of the ships of the great saga Wing Commander, this great game of space combat that it revolutionized the world of the games, with their innovative ideas and attractive history. The models that they are offered here for download, healthy relatively simple of they be built and [Continue]
Multistate plane chase ends on Missouri dirt road “The chase began with a stolen plane from a Canadian flight school, meandered through three states with U.S. fighter jets hot on the trail and forced the evacuation of the state Capitol in Wisconsin. It ended about seven hours later in a Midwestern town of 360 people [Continue]