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Archive for February, 2008

Artifact: The World Needs Citations

29th February 2008

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I’m sure this wasn’t intended to be funny … but it is. A great idea, of course. There ought to be a law that politicians have it tatooed on their foreheads.

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‘Ideal of the yummy mummy is unattainable’

29th February 2008

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At least in Britain. Don’t tell Angelina Jolie.

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Killers try to evade justice using TV tips

29th February 2008

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Now, if they were foreign spies, they could just read the New York Times.

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Shopkeeper who killed robber won’t face trial

29th February 2008

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There’s still a remnant of sense left in Britain.

Come to Texas, Tony Singh.

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Assassination attempts

29th February 2008

Steve Sailer is keeping track, just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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More pathogens means more collectivism?

29th February 2008

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Wouldn’t surprise me.

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John Murtha’s Opponent Tossed Off Ballot

29th February 2008

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Democrats: The Oxymoron Party

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South America Goes Nuclear

29th February 2008

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Aiming For the Brain

29th February 2008

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You’d think that by now the Israelis would have refined the necessary techniques for dealing with terrorists.

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Britain’s last ‘witch’ may be pardoned

29th February 2008

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And of course somebody will have to apologize.

Apparently she wasn’t convicted of being a witch, but of pretending to be a witch. Even though the spirit she conjured up revealed a secret that nobody there could have known.

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Unilateral Democrats

29th February 2008

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Democrats have principles except when then can profit by surrendering them.

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Merchants feeling pinch from Berkeley protests

29th February 2008

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That’s the problem with these political fringe policies — the people who put them in place aren’t the people who wind up suffering from them.

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Conspiracy Theories Nobody Is Interested In

29th February 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

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Eurabian Court bans deportation of jihad terror suspect

29th February 2008

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UK: Muslim medics refuse to roll up their sleeves — it’s un-Islamic

29th February 2008

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Primitive religion meets modern science.

Would you want one of these people working on you?

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Fisherman swims 12 hours through shark-infested sea

29th February 2008

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No indication as to whether he wanted a Camel.

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UK police to learn Qur’an, Sharia

29th February 2008

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  1. Thank God you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here.

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Do Single-Sex Schools Prep Kids Better for the Real World?

29th February 2008

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Not if that “real world” includes feminists and other identity-politics weenies.

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Isn’t It Better To Keep Smart Foreign Workers In The US Than Sending Them Home To Compete?

29th February 2008

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Depends on your priorities, I suspect.

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Global Warming Update: Snowfall Records Being Broken in New England

29th February 2008

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Has AlGore been traveling again?

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Egyptian soccer star’s wife accused of insulting Islam for removing veil

29th February 2008

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AIBO matches real dogs in chasing away loneliness, research claims

29th February 2008

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No word on whether they help prevent heart attacks, like cats.

On the other hand, if a mechanical dog is sufficient to cure your lonliness, perhaps a less expensive solution, like a Pet Rock, would do as well.

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Of Gold and Empire

29th February 2008

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Libertarians are nothing if not consistent. Of course, one can say the same about conspiracy theorists.

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Microsoft lowered Vista requirements to help Intel sell incompatible chipsets

29th February 2008

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All your nightmares about Microsoft validated.

Your challenge: Find a Microsoft employee who’s a Republican. (Hey, if it were easy, anybody could do it, right?)

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How Nurture Works

29th February 2008

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In short, parents are correct to think that they can change their children. Their mistake is to suppose that the change will endure. Instead of thinking of kids as lumps of clay that parents “mold,” we should think of kids as plastic that flexes in response to pressure – and springs back to its original shape once the pressure goes away.

So I guess the solution is to press harder.

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Media Finally Getting It: Ethanol Mandates a Dumb Idea

29th February 2008

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Congress, however, still sees votes to be bought, so they’ll be behind the curve for a while yet.

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How the Prince Harry blackout was broken

29th February 2008

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Damned foreigners.

People are down on Drudge because of it.

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Stuff White People Like #78 Multilingual Children

29th February 2008

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Languages such as German, Spanish, Swedish, or Italian are also acceptable, but are considered to be poor substitutes (especially Spanish). At the time of writing, it is still considered expert-level white person behavior to have white children speaking Asian and African languages.

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Luke Skywalker v Darth Vader

29th February 2008

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If Obama shows up one day without a hand, well….

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Italian court bans crotch-grabbing

29th February 2008

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Is nothing sacred any more?

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Angelina Jolie Says Troop Surge Creating Opportunity to Help Iraqi Refugees

29th February 2008

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A celebrity with a clue? How did that happen? Doesn’t she know that Bush is Hitler?

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Blind Man Regains Sight After Doctors Implant Son’s Tooth in His Eye

29th February 2008

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We have the technology.

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J.K. Rowling Sues Fan for Unauthorized ‘Harry Potter Lexicon’

29th February 2008

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Now that’s just sad.

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Hezbollah Calls U.S. Warship Deployment off Lebanon a ‘Threat’

29th February 2008

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I’m certainly glad they think so. I wish I were as confident.

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Doctor ‘hastened death of patient for organs’

28th February 2008

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Markets arise even where you don’t want them to.

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Things White People Like #77 Musical Comedy

28th February 2008

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 It’s a pretty good idea because when you have jokes that aren’t that great and music that isn’t that great, you can mix them together and create something that will entertain white people.

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Stuff White People Like #76 Bottles of Water

28th February 2008

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You know who you are.

Up until this point, white people were consuming most of their water in the form of expensive bottles like Fiji, Aquafina and Dasanai. To this day, many white people continue to get their water in this fashion, and it is important to be aware about how your choice of water can say a lot about who you are.

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Starbucks Closes, Universe Grinds to a Halt

28th February 2008

Lileks ponders the Starbucks experience.

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What is a “real” town, anyway?

28th February 2008

Lileks is not afraid to ask the Big Questions.

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Cats Cut Heart Attack Risk?

28th February 2008

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Huh. They actually are good for something. Who knew?

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Military Robots General Threat?

28th February 2008

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How Skin Color is Determined

28th February 2008

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Moral puzzles about collective action

28th February 2008

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Fake Photos a Thing of the Past?

28th February 2008

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We have the technology.

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The New Newswire: a Dutch Student Called Michael

28th February 2008

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On the internet, nobody knows you’re not a PhD. Many people don’t care. And sometimes it doesn’t matter.

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E-book concept combines leather and multi-touch

28th February 2008

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Progress is being made.

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“Silicone womb” enters human testing in the UK

28th February 2008

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Perhaps it will help solve the Demographic Winter problem.

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Not Just The Government Who Abuses Access To Confidential Records

28th February 2008

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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The Economics Of Free Isn’t Good Or Bad — It’s Simply What Happens

28th February 2008

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So much for the politics of identity.

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Slate Discovers The Power Law

28th February 2008

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This is what happens when literature majors deal with computations requiring something beyond taking off their shoes.

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