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Wednesday, November 21

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Road Trip!

Something to do while waiting for the database to come back up.

One.  Google Maps seems uninclined to trace a route across the Panama Canal, despite there being at least four road crossings.  So I couldn't do Anchorage to Ushuaia as I'd originally planned.

Two.  Not really recommended to travellers unless you are accompanied by a TV crew and an armed escort, but interesting.

Three.  For that perfect combination of relaxed safety and utter insanity.

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Tuesday, November 20

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Bzzz! Wrong, But Thanks For Playing!

The correct answer is "Four and a half billion years."  "Four billion years", "Five billion years", and even just "Billions of years" are also acceptable.

"Look at me, I'm a weasel" is not correct.

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Tuesday, November 06

World

Calibration Day

Today we find exactly how hopelessly skewed the mainstream media is.*  Ace was commenting on a recent CNN poll that showed Obama and Romney in a tie - with party affiliation at D+11.  Which is crazy; you'd have to have Democrat turnout at levels higher even than 2008, and at the same time have Independents splitting 2:1 in favour of Romney.

The polls and news reports are wrong, we know that.  Today's the day we find out how wrong.

Update: Less wrong than I might have hoped, based on early returns.  Mmf.

Update: The results are in, and while the polls may have been wrong, they weren't that wrong.  It's going to be a long four years.

Meanwhile, in Australia....  Uh, we had a horse race.  With actual horses.

* Is?  Are?  Stupid language.

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