Monthly Archives: July 2006
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A seemingly well informed blog about the Floyd Landis situation has popped up. From the “about” section: My understanding of the underlying issues goes beyond the mere anecdotal. I’ve worked professionally as a researcher in gene toxicology at the NIEHS and later helped start two organizations in the US federal government that evaluate governmental test [...]
Four days after the tour ends, it seems like 2006 champion Floyd Landis has failed a doping test. I’ll be considerably less impressed with his riding if this turns out to be true. Tour de France champion Floyd Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone during the race, his Phonak team said Thursday on [...]
While not the most terse way to make this particular point, I think it’s pretty effective. From information aesthetics Note that this infographic is (hopefully) dated by now, as “US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for an urgent ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah, conditional on both sides addressing the root cause of the conflict.”
Lance Armstrong isn’t riding this year, and my cable provider decided that OLN was a premium channel. Between not being able to watch for a twelve-peat or whatever and it being damn inconvienent to go to the pub at 9am, I’ve not watched any of the race this year, and that’s a damn shame, as [...]
Wired has a pretty grim analysis of Specter’s “compromise” bill. Could somebody explain to me why giving the executive branch secret powers to spy on the citizenry without being accountable to anybody isn’t a bad thing? So, under Specter’s bill, the Attorney General could order AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft to send a copy of every [...]
Because I have a little mind and I need my hobgoblins, I’ve created a service_mongrel_rails Wigwam package. The wiki writeup of it is super-incomplete for the time being, but it should be useful if you already know wigwam and you want to play around with ruby on rails. Some time soon I’ll do a more [...]
This came in from a friend the other day. Webmeme Ho!, I guess. Welcome to the NEIL edition of getting to know your friends! Okay here’s what you’re supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun! Just copy this entire e-mail and paste into a new e-mail that you can [...]
So the funny web meme going around over the weekend was The Politics of Paranoia and Intimidation, which breaks down Bush’s domestic spying program in terms of its statistical usefulness. I don’t think it comes as a great shock to anybody that the program isn’t really designed to accomplish anything. Bush learned well from Clinton [...]
To use WPA “Pre-Shared Key” authentication with a Linksys WRT54G router and Mac OSX 10.4, choose “TKIP” for the WPA algorithm on the router and “WPA Personal” for the wireless security mode on the client. And now you know.
Wow, the One Red Paperclip guy actually did it. As a new resident to our community you will receive a Community Welcome Package containing local information and promotions from local businesses. The Kipling Chamber of Commerce will give you $200 in Kipling Cash. This Cash can be spent at any local Chamber of Commerce business. [...]