Gadgetaholics Anonymous

It's time to start a new 12 step program: "GA" for Gadgetaholics Anonymous. My friends know well I  should go to meetings, perhaps daily, if such a new 12 step program were to appear.

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Newsweek Brou-haha

I'm amazed. Truly, completely amazed. The mainstream press (with a few exceptions, mostly outside of the US) is reporting this Newsweek debacle as if Newsweek made a huge mistake in printing information from a looney anonymous source, and thus, for no reason, caused riots to erupt in the Arab world. Yikes.

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Women from Barnard, Men from West Point

I woke up this morning (after a very groggy, unpleasant night trying to sleep with a back spasm), to a Morning Edition story about 3 graduating women from Barnard, who had been freshman during September of 2001. It was very interesting, given the recent story on 60 minutes about the graduating seniors at West Point, who had been freshman during September of 2001.

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Space Weather

OK, this is cool. Did you realize that NOAA published space weather reports? Apparently, there was a big solar flare on Friday (May 13th), and that's leading to a big geomagnetic storm (9 on the K scale. 9 is the highest.) The storm, apparently, can lead to “Possible
impacts from such a geomagnetic storm include widespread power system voltage control problems; some grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers may experience damage. Spacecraft operations may experience extensive surface charging; problems with orientation; uplink/downlink and tracking satellites. Satellite navigation may be degraded for days, and low-frequency radio navigation can be out for hours."

I think it's amazing what we don't know about the universe, and our friendly sun, and what it can do to us. It adds, to my mind, about the unpredictability of life.

Anyway, here's a really nice photo…

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New Blog!

I've gone and done it

This is a new blog – I decided that I wanted to try out one of those real blogging services/software. (Given my change in status to be a seminary student, continuing to work on my software to make the blogging stuff work the way I really wanted to just wasn't in the offing. So I'm bailing on that one.)

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