Archive: April, 2007

Swedish Chef Thursday

Swedish Chef makes chocolate mousse

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Two new DJ Rohde songs

Two new DJ Rohde songs are available. The first, Dance Tokyo, is a hard trance piece, incorporating Islamic singing. The second, The Great Chant of Deliverance, is a remix of the work with the same name by DJ Vraj, based on traditional Hare Krishna mantras.

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The Academic Reader V0.02

We’ve introduced an updated version. New features include 31 extra feeds (all of the mathematics feeds at www.arxiv.org), the ability to browse backwards in time through feeds, and an announcement blog. Many more things are still to come! We have had a few problems with feed continuity – some articles from the arxiv have failed […]

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Swedish Chef Thursday

Swedish Chef makes a banana split

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I’m devistafied

That’s right, after battling against the Vista demon for a couple of months, I slay the dragon by writing right over the top of it with a dual-boot XP/Ubuntu configuration. Vista went down howling, screaming and blowing fire from its nostrils. I emerged triumphant and the townspeople were grateful. Once again their software worked, their […]

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Introducing the Academic Reader

The Academic Reader is a new web site that makes it easier to keep track of your scientific reading. Rather than going to multiple websites every day to keep up, we pull all the sources together in a single location, so you can keep track easily. Sources include the preprint arXiv, the Physical Review, and […]

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The bane of PowerPoint

Researchers at UNSW recently released findings indicating that the conventional use of PowerPoint is extremely ineffective. Specifically, they point the finger at the habit of reading what is written on the screen. This is counterproductive, they claim, because the brain is ineffective at simultaneously processing written and spoken information. Thus, when a viewer is following […]

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Purity ball anyone?

And in more news from the American religious right, girls as young as nine years old are being made to vow chastity until marriage to their fathers in so-called ‘purity balls’. These loons are spending big on this crap too. They get the stretched limousines. They get the wedding-like cake. Then, to top it all […]

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The God Delusion

Some interesting statistics from this Newsweek article: 91% of Americans believe in God 82% identify themselves as Christian 48% reject the theory of evolution 34% of university graduates accept the Biblical account of creation as fact 73% of Evangelical Protestants believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years 3% […]

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Check it out! Unfortunately we have to wait until October.

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