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This guy needs to resign

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Ignorant HillbillyWhat in the world is the director of one of the biggest government science agencies going around making statements that are completely ignorant of science?

 

I have no doubt that … a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth’s climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn’t change.

What about the millions of human beings that will be displaced when sea levels rise? What about the increases in Insect borne diease? What about all the negative impacts that scientist, many in his own agency, have predicted? What about Florida?

Floida under water Interesting that NASA’s cape canaveral is one of the places that will be under water.

LA Times

Wired Science

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June 1st, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Posted in Politics

Fun with the canvas tag

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I’ve been pretty excited about the new canvas tag ever since I first read about it a few months ago. For that matter, I’ve been pretty excited about the whole WHATWG proposal for (X)HTML 5. My day job doesn’t leave me much time for recreational hacking, but this weekend I cobled together this simple demo.

Little graphical hacks like this is what got me into programming waaay back in the day writing in Basic on my Atari 400. Atari Basic was an easy way to learn programming and see visual results easily. This motivated me learn vector math and simple wireframe 3D rendering… A whole career ensued…

Now it seems that todays equivalent of hacking basic is hacking Javascript.

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May 14th, 2007 at 3:52 am

Posted in Geek,Opera

Handy programs to put on a USB stick…

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I stumbled on this today while looking for something else… It’s actually pretty cool. Upon taking a quick glance at the list, there’s a number of apps that sound pretty useful to me. I’m suprised at how many things are being developed specifically with the purpose of running off a memory stick. There’s even a task launcher that is specifically designed to run programs off a usb stick.

Handy programs to put on a USB stick. at SnapFiles.com

I’ve used Snapfiles to find good freeware/shareware since they were called WebAttack. I still like that name better.

I just noticed that PuttySSH is conspicuously missing. Putty supports running from a usb stick, and an SSH client is definately a must for a traveling application suite.

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January 31st, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Posted in Geek