Doctor Who Returns!

From BBC News: The much-awaited comeback will be written by acclaimed TV dramatist Russell T Davies – a self-confessed fan. Davies’ credits include hit dramas like Bob and Rose, Queer as Folk, The Second Coming, Touching Evil, and The Grand. Let’s hope the new Dr. Who doesn’t suck. Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters … Continue reading “Doctor Who Returns!”

Reasons to Dislike Bush

Some pundits wonder why so many people have visceral dislike for George W. Bush. Ted Rall sums up the reasons here. Here’s some excerpts: First but not foremost, Bush’s detractors despise him viscerally, as a man. Where working-class populists see him as a smug, effeminate frat boy who wouldn’t recognize a hard day’s work if … Continue reading “Reasons to Dislike Bush”

David Limbaugh is also a Big Fat Idiot

(via Eschaton) David Limbaugh makes the following claim in his book, Persecution: IN 1776, 99.8% OF THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA WERE PROFESSED CHRISTIANS 99.8 is obviously a made up number. Never mind the fact that it clearly ignores Native Americans and many African slaves (which if counted would likely put the number well below 50%), … Continue reading “David Limbaugh is also a Big Fat Idiot”

A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites (2004 election)

Candidate Web Site Webserver information John Kerry Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) FrontPage/ mod_python/2.7.8 Python/1.5.2 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b DAV/1.0.3 PHP/4.1.2 mod_perl/1.26 mod_throttle/3.1.2 John Edwards John Edwards Microsoft-IIS/5.0 Howard Dean Dean for America Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.6.5 OpenSSL/0.9.6e ApacheJServ/1.1.2 mod_fastcgi/2.2.10 Wesley Clark General Wesley Clark for President Apache/1.3.28 Dennis Kucinich Dennis Kucinich for President Campaign, 2004 Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) PHP/4.3.1 … Continue reading “A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites (2004 election)”

Opus Returns!

From the Boston Globe: Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is resurrecting Opus the penguin from the 1980s comic strip “Bloom County” for a new series to appear in Sunday comics this November. The Sunday-only strip, to be called “Opus,” begins Nov. 23, the Washington Post reported yesterday. It will be syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group.

Polygraph Testing Less than Worthless

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – September 5, 2003) A two-year study by the National Academy of Sciences, “The Polygraph and Lie Detection,” showed polygraph testing to be less than worthless (WN 18 Apr 03). You might have expected at least a token decrease in testing by the Department of Energy. Instead … Continue reading “Polygraph Testing Less than Worthless”