Saturday, November 19, 2005

How Do You Like It, Miami?

Booyah, Georgia Tech! Way to beat 'em at home. I should have placed a bet on this game, I so called the win for Georgia Tech! Say goodbye to your ACC championship, Miami. Virginia Tech is back in the running, baby! GO HOKIES!

Friday, November 18, 2005


You thought hurricane season was over, didn't you? Well you were WRONG! And once again, Florida manages to be in it's path. Hopefully, it won't become a hurricane.

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

What happens when a dear old lady called "Mom" turns the remote control in her bra to "rebel"? How will you survive the subsequent robot rebellion? Well, you could buy robot insurance. Or you could read this chat on After that, you may also want to buy this - just in case the robots lose.

Quote of the Day - November 18, 2005

Success is moving from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

- fortune cookie

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Quote of the Day - November 17, 2005

Helen: Everyone's special, Dash.
Dash: Which is another way of saying no-one is.

- The Incredibles

Random Items

Item 1: Children are using asphyxiation as a "safe" alternative to drugs to get high, with deadly results. Why do kids have to have it explained to them that strangulation is not safe? Just how bad is the education system these days?

Item 2: You've read Cliff's Notes, now read txt notes: classic works of fiction summerized in a couple of lines of txt msg-ese. Por ejemplo, here's Romeo and Juliet:

FeudTween 2hses- Montague&Capulet. RomeoMfalls_<3w/_JulietC@mary Secretly Bt R kils J's Coz &amp;&is banishd. J fakes Death. As Part of Plan2b-w/R Bt_leter Bt It Nvr Reachs Him. Evry1confuzd-bothLuvrs kil Emselves

Item 3: Well, I guess that's one way to convince a teenager to whip themselves into shape.

Item 4: Google's stock hit $400 today... $400?!?!?!

Item 5: I found Scott Adams' blog. Dang it, my apartment is already incredibly messy from neglect! I don't need another temporal black hole!

Item 6: On days that my math-and-logic brain is feeling masocistic, I do a figure logic. Heh. You should see the ones where the clues span two pages. Or the numbers are replaced by letters. *shiver*

Item 7: House fans, there is now a t-shirt for you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I don’t understand why more schools don’t offer or even require classes in forensics and debating. I’m not talking about forensic science. I’m talking about the art of public speaking. Think about all the skills you use in your day to day life. When you’re balancing your checkbook or calculating a tip for your waiter, that’s math. When you’re reading and answering your e-mail at work, that’s reading, reading comprehension, and composition. These are things you learn in school. When you give a presentation, that’s forensics. We also debate in everyday conversation and listen to debates all the time on TV and radio between analysts and politicians. Yet these skills are never taught in school. Sure, we may give the occasional presentation in class, but the focus of the assignment is our knowledge of the subject we are presenting, not the presentation itself. So if the goal of universal education is to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in society, why not develop these basic yet vital skills?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Quote of the Day - November 15, 2005

The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Pinky: I think so, Brain, but can the Gummi Worms really live in peace with the Marshmallow Chicks?
- Pinky and the Brain

Monday, November 14, 2005

Google Aims to Make Internet Sentient

Well, actually, they just want all human knowledge, including the human genome, to be searchable. Pretty soon, Google will read your mind and give you search results on any question that enters your head, from "Who sang that song?" to "I wonder whatever happened to that person from college?" to "What should I have for dinner?"

It's kind of scary, really. It's incredible to think that anyone in the world could have access to all human knowledge, in any language, with the click of a mouse. We're not quite there yet, but technological innovation is moving much faster than legal innovation. And the law is the only thing that could stand in Google's way at this point. Google may very well take over the world. (Narf!)

Quote of the Day - Novermber 14, 2005

Weather forcast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.

- George Carlin

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Witch Hunt

Are the people going after Bush on a witch hunt? (link via Dean)