Monthly Archives: January 2012

Can Apple Change Public Education?

Engadget reports that Apple is busy creating a model for textbook purchases that is just like its music model. That may be a good plan, but they are aiming this at high schools.  Having done my time in the trenches … Continue reading

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The Nitrogen Cycle – For Aquarists

I’m going through my older files and pulling some things that I had written long ago and moving them to this blog.  This covers the Nitrogen Cycle and how it impacts an aquarium.  Enjoy. Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonia are often … Continue reading

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Can We Do Intelligent Design Better than the Intelligent Designers?

There’s an interesting question.  It’s worth exploring. The actual research in intelligent design is essentially zero.  The peer-reviewed research is zero. Sure there are lots of books. But what are the doing? Nothing. Can a small group of scientists actually … Continue reading

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What Have We Done

I get depressed thinking about the current state of affairs.  Millions of people in the US are being conned by politicians, by religions, by faith healers, and by everything else.  We, as a species, have lost the ability to think … Continue reading

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Cybertank for TripleA – beta is live

My first TripleA game is mostly ready. It’s call cybertank.  Loosely based on a variety of AI driven super tank games and books.  There are few things I can’t yet do using the TripleA engine… and my map isn’t pretty, … Continue reading

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Chains of Causality

My boy was reading “Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo” today in the car and it got me to thinking (yeah, I know). That book is actually quite profound in that it follows the chain of cause and effect through … Continue reading

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That “Oh Crap” Moment

The recent Mythbusters clip show “Location, Location, Location” has inspired me. Writing, for me, requires inspiration and there’s a lot of things that just don’t do it for me.  This though… At about 1:15, Tori comes up with a classic … Continue reading

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Not Totally MIA

Just a quick update: I’ve been insanely busy.  I have been catching up with my two week mostly vacation.  I’ve had most of a week’s travel to contend with (and associated minor bout of food poisoning).  I’m working on a … Continue reading

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Using Science to Figure Out Facebook Tips and Tricks

Today a friend of mine on facebook posted this. Hello friends, as you all know I like to keep my FB private except to those I am friends with. So if you all would do the following, I’d appreciate it. … Continue reading

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The New Year and the Future

We sit around the table, remembering fun times with family and watching the boy explore his new toys.  Then we get to talking about how radically different things are not and how much more radically altered things will be in … Continue reading

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