This wouldn't have happened with Gainsborough or one of those proper painters.

Saturday, October 29

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Vampire Shmampire

Ace is deconstructing the vampire myth. One thing he says is
Recoil From Crosses?: Yes. Very cool. But I like Fright Night's take on it. You can't just put up a cross and expect a vampire to cower. "You gotta have faith for that to work on me."
Sucks for me (sorry!) - I'm an atheist.

Only... I have these little Tux* case badges** including some that are gold or silver plated.

The next vampire who tries to put the bite on me is in for a surprise!

* The Linux penguin.
** Those little 1" square badges on the front of computers.

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Sunday, October 16

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Nylon, Yummy Nylon

Here's something I haven't seen before: The story of how a single mutation allowed a bacteria to digest nylon:
My favorite example of a mutation producing new information involves a Japanese bacterium that suffered a frame shift mutation that just happened to allow it to metabolize nylon waste. The new enzymes are very inefficient (having only 2% of the efficiency of the regular enzymes), but do afford the bacteria a whole new ecological niche. They don't work at all on the bacterium's original food - carbohydrates.
Naturally, this ability to digest nylon is "irreduceably complex": If you remove any one of the genes involved, it no longer works. Unfortunately for the IDists, we know exactly how a single genetic mutation gave rise to this ability.

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Saturday, October 15

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What To Unmake...

And how to unmake it.

So you've read the Evil Overlord List, and got yourself comfortably established? And now you're ready to destroy the world? Only you want to do the job properly?

Here's how.

(via Chizumatic)

Update: Here's a handy button for your website to keep track of the current status of planet Earth:

Of course, I really should hotlink it to make sure it stays up-to-date, but that's considered impolite.

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Stupid Science Tricks

Do not look directly at Sun with remaining grape.

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Wednesday, October 05

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Grrrr!


You Are A: Bear Cub!

bear cubBears are strong and independent creatures who roam in the forest in search of food. Bears are usually gentle, but anger one and be prepared for their full fury! You're tough, you won't back down from a fight -- classic attributes of a bear. Intelligent and resourceful, though lazy at times, you are a fascinating creature of the wild.

You were almost a: Monkey or a Kitten
You are least like a: Duckling or a LambWhat Cute Animal Are You?

(via Ultrablog)

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