Saturday, June 28, 2008

Treadmill

3.10 miles


Friday, June 27, 2008

Sunlight Foundation

"The Sunlight Foundation is committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best congressional watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency."
This looks to be an amazing website.

Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Blood Sugar

97


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Vista Crash


Windows explorer crashed.


Blood Sugar

116


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Treadmill

3.00 miles


Definition and the Consequences of Evolution

evolution - any change in a population's allele frequencies over time

Mars Discoveries: Liquid Water and Impact Craters




Tuesday, June 24, 2008



Heinz’s pulled this funny ad because of Christian fundamentalists bitching; and has caused me to have bought my last Heinz product.


Time Waner Usenet Down

No access.


Judge Sanctions Lawyer for Issuing Subpoena to Blogger Kathleen Seidel


Posted June 23rd, 2008 by David Ardia

A federal magistrate judge in New Hampshire has sanctioned Clifford Shoemaker, a Virginia attorney, for abusing the legal process by issuing a subpoena to Kathleen Seidel. Seidel publishes the blog Neurodiversity, where she writes about autism issues. In February 2008, she wrote about a lawsuit against various vaccine manufacturers, Sykes v. Bayer, in which the plaintiffs Lisa and Seth Sykes sought to link exposure to mercury to their son's autism. (For more on her statements about the lawsuit, see my previous post: Blogger Kathleen Seidel Fights Subpoena Seeking Information About Vaccine Litigation.)

On March 24, 2008, Shoemaker, an attorney for the Sykes, served Seidel with a subpoena in connection with the Sykes v. Bayer lawsuit. The subpoena demanded that Seidel appear for a deposition on April 30, 2008, and that she produce a shockingly broad collection of information, including her bank statements, tax returns, communications with religious organizations, and personal correspondence with other bloggers.
Other Info:
  1. Seidel's motion to quash
  2. sanctioned under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11
  3. Shoemaker's filed opposition to potential sanctions
  4. Seidel filed response

Blood Sugar

92


Monday, June 23, 2008

Bush: I Gave Up Golf For The Troops

President Bush said with a straight face this week that he gave up golf in honor of the fallen soldiers in Iraq, claiming that he quit after the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003:





Actually, it is far more likely that Bush quit playing golf because he was suffering from knee problems throughout the latter half of 2003. See CBS News article

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flashlight Runtime Test cont.

14 Days and still going.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Blood Sugar

139. Not too bad considering I forgot to take my medication this morning.


Blood Sugar

109


Friday, June 20, 2008

Blood Sugar

112


Treadmill

2.66 miles


Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Vista Crash


Windows explorer crashed, again.


Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Blood Sugar

118


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blood Sugar

111


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blood Sugar

126. I have taken my medicine, and not eaten; it still went up?


Blood Sugar

122


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blood Sugar

101


Blood Sugar

125


Monday, June 16, 2008

Blood Sugar

172


The Origin of Life - Abiogenesis

Nice, liked the music.

Blood Sugar

128


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua Trailer

I have to show this to my sister, she has two Chihuahua's.

Treadmill

1.30 miles


Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Vista Problem


Vista just installed a media player update, now my recorded shows will not play. I really hate Vista.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flashlight Runtime Test cont.

The light is still running and seems just as bright, (not very) as at the beginning, (June 08, 2008 at 1:37PM).


Blood Sugar

129


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dennis Kucinich Moves for Impeachment of Bush

Former Democratic presidential contender, Dennis Kucinich, has called for
the impeachment of George W Bush claiming that the president set out to
deceive the nation, and violated his oath of office with the Iraq war.

The Ohio representative yesterday introduced 35 articles of impeachment
against Bush on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

Kucinich unveiled a list of alleged illegal and improper acts by Bush,
including war crimes.

He accused Bush executing a "calculated and wide-ranging strategy"
to deceive citizens and Congress into believing that Iraq posed an imminent
threat to the United States.

He went on to say that Bush and Cheney lied to Congress and the American
public about the reasons for invading Iraq in 2003 and abused their offices
in order to conduct the "War on Terror" following the 9/11 attacks.


Blood Sugar

129


Monday, June 09, 2008

Bacteria make major evolutionary shift in the lab

A major evolutionary innovation has unfurled right in front of researchers' eyes. It's the first time evolution has been caught in the act of making such a rare and complex new trait.

And because the species in question is a bacterium, scientists have been able to replay history to show how this evolutionary novelty grew from the accumulation of unpredictable, chance events.

Twenty years ago, evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski of Michigan State University in East Lansing, US, took a single Escherichia coli bacterium and used its descendants to found 12 laboratory populations.

The 12 have been growing ever since, gradually accumulating mutations and evolving for more than 44,000 generations, while Lenski watches what happens.
Profound change

Mostly, the patterns Lenski saw were similar in each separate population. All 12 evolved larger cells, for example, as well as faster growth rates on the glucose they were fed, and lower peak population densities.

But sometime around the 31,500th generation, something dramatic happened in just one of the populations – the bacteria suddenly acquired the ability to metabolise citrate, a second nutrient in their culture medium that E. coli normally cannot use.

Indeed, the inability to use citrate is one of the traits by which bacteriologists distinguish E. coli from other species. The citrate-using mutants increased in population size and diversity.

"It's the most profound change we have seen during the experiment. This was clearly something quite different for them, and it's outside what was normally considered the bounds of E. coli as a species, which makes it especially interesting," says Lenski.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Flashlight Test

Duration test. On now, running on two freshly charged 7000 mah Nimh cells.


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Blood Sugar

119


Friday, June 06, 2008

Blood Sugar

166


Billie Piper



Isn't this a great photo, wish I could find a higher res version.
I lost the source, to link back to, the image info does not help. I think it was on flicker somewhere.

Super-paper

The fibres join together into networks held by hydrogen bonds, forming flat sheets of "nanopaper".

Mechanical testing shows it has a tensile strength of 214 megapascals, making it stronger than cast iron (130 MPa) and almost as strong as structural steel (250 MPa).

Normal paper has a tensile strength less than 1 MPa.

Blood Sugar

124


Treadmill

3.00 miles


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Nanoscope peers beyond the limits of light




Blood Sugar

113


Treadmill

1.11 miles


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Quotes

'Faith is believing what you know ain't so' Mark Twain

Blood Sugar

112


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Real Time Quotes from Google


6/02/2008 07:22:00 AM



We're very excited to tell you that real-time quotes on NASDAQ securities are now available on Google Finance. This is an important (and way overdue)
development for everyone who consumes financial information.
Historically, real-time stock data was not freely and widely
accessible. Either buried behind subscription walls or brokerage sites,
consumers typically had to live with 15 or 20 minute price delays. In
the world of finance, time is indeed money, and it's critical to have
timely and accurate data.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Vista Crash

Windows explorer crashed.


Vista Crash

I had a complete system lockup, I thought I was going to have to do a hard boot, but it came back right before I pushed the button. Then windows explorer crashed and locked things up again.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

Blood Sugar

107


Treadmill

2.51 miles, and what did we learn today? Don't do the treadmill without eating something, I am totally bonked.


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