Monthly Archives: September 2008

What do you get when you give $8 billion to 8,000 physicists?

A time machine built into a DeLorean? No. A nuclear bomb? Well, once upon a time, but not today. Much griping about how this experiment costs less than one month of the war in Iraq? Well, yes…but that’s not really … Continue reading

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Political Fact Checking Websites

FactCheck.org from The Annenberg Public Policy Center Washington Post Fact Checker Snopes: Politics

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Electrical Power Restored

Electricity returned to my apartment at approximately 6:15 pm yesterday (Sep. 16). I have already done two loads of laundry. Now, can we put the electrical lines underground, as they are at Ohio State, to prevent this sort of problem … Continue reading

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Electrical Power Failure

The remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio on Sunday (Sep. 14) and knocked out electrical power to a large part of the state, including my apartment. The storm killed several people and prompted the Governor to declare a state … Continue reading

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LOLCats Meets Schrödinger

more cat pictures

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I am not Sharon McCaslin!

Since at least July 19, I have been receiving calls from debt collectors thinking I am someone named Sharon McCaslin. I think she gave her debtors a false number that happened to be mine. This is getting annoying. So, Sharon, … Continue reading

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Probability of VP Unexpectedly Becoming President

In the wake of Senator McCain selecting Gov. Palin to be his running mate, many words have been devoted to the possibility of Sen. Biden or Gov. Palin unexpectedly becoming President. However, I have seen no discussion of the probability … Continue reading

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