Pharyngula: Elitism is not a four-letter word
Dear friends, In these times, with extremely serious, complicated crisises confronting us both economically and internationally, we need to have intelligent, educated people as president & vice president:
Columbia University – B.A.
Political Science with a Specialization in
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Two Star Wars MMOs to Exist in Virtual World Harmony
Speaking to Eurogamer (via Ars Technica) at the Star Wars: The Old Republic press event, LucasArts executive Tom Nichols said, “We have many other features planned to support Star Wars Galaxies. We see no reason why the two games can’t exist together.”
Yes, because what we need is TWO star wars MMOs.Â I tried Galaxies once.Â It sucked.
Slashdot | Couch Potato Gene Identified In Fruit Flies
“University of Pennsylvania biologists have discovered a mutation in fruit flies aptly named the ‘couch potato’ gene that allows them to simply chill out â€” entering a mild state of quasi-hibernation known as diapause, when winter arrives.
Right on the heels of Gov Pallin saying that she’ll cut all funding for “fruit fly” research.
Slashdot | Researchers Find Problems With RFID Passport Cards
“Researchers at the University of Washington have found that RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the US are vulnerable to snooping and copying. The information in these tags could be copied on to another, off-the-shelf tag, which might be used to impersonate the legitimate holder of the card.”
Seriously? Did no one in the government have no clue that this was an issue with RFIDs? The USA desperately needs an “Office of Current Technology” that has the sole responsibility of staying on top of current tech and how it can be used and abused. The kind of ignorance that leads to the current RFID system for passports should never have happened.
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For the love of god I hope they’re optional. The last thing that wordpress needs is more bloat. The package size from 2.0 to 2.6 is nearly a full megabyte of pure bloat that doesn’t add a single thing to the software.
Universal Bringing EA’s Army of Two To the Big Screen Â« FirstShowing.net
Electronic Arts has partnered with Universal Pictures to produce an adaptation of the video game Army of Two. Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (of The Bourne Ultimatum) has been hired to write the adaptation with Scott Stuber (of The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Role Models) producing. Universal is fast-tracking the project and hopes to start production in 2009.
I haven’t actually played this game, but several of my close friends have, and from what I understand the game sucks. Not as bad as the worse game you’ve ever played, but certainly not worthy of being made into a movie. I guess I should just be happy that Uwe Boll isn’t making this one.
Fallout 3 ads criticized by Washington D.C. Metro rider – Joystiq
In a recent letter to the editor published in the Washington Post, D.C. resident and frequent Metrorail rider Joseph Anzalone criticizes ads for Bethesda’s upcoming post-apocalyptic blockbuster, Fallout 3, which are plastered all over the city’s various forms of public transportation.
This is exactly what happens when you have too much time on your hands, no brains, and access to a computer..
Barrie teen runs away from home, parents blame online games – Xbox 360 Fanboy
According to earlier reports, Brandon told his parents he would run away if his system was not returned and, in an effort to “call his bluff,” his father helped the teen pack his belongings.
note to parents: do not try to “call their bluff” when your anti-social kid is threatening to run away.
Police marksman were called in after three wild boars went on the rampage in a Chinese province.
The creatures have become more prevalent following a recent ban on hunting them, leading to shortages in food in country’s eastern Anhui province.
We were having the same problems in WV with deer and black bear,.Â For the 3rd year, we’ll have a black bear season.