Friday, August 31, 2007

How to Poop Your Pants

Hop a flight taking off in a lightning storm.

Global Warming: No Consensus On Human Causes

The hoax is starting to unravel:
Of 528 total papers on climate change (published between 2004 and February 2007), only 38 (7%) gave an explicit endorsement of the consensus. If one considers "implicit" endorsement (accepting the consensus without explicit statement), the figure rises to 45%. However, while only 32 papers (6%) reject the consensus outright, the largest category (48%) are neutral papers, refusing to either accept or reject the hypothesis. This is no "consensus."

The figures are even more shocking when one remembers the watered-down definition of consensus here. Not only does it not require supporting that man is the "primary" cause of warming, but it doesn't require any belief or support for "catastrophic" global warming. In fact of all papers published in this period (2004 to February 2007), only a single one makes any reference to climate change leading to catastrophic results.

Via: Uncommon Decent

Monday, August 27, 2007

Now You've Seen Everything

Hell's Bells, played as part of a worship service.

Via: Extreme Theology

Expelled

Wow, is Ben Stein really going to take the cause of Intelligent Design to the big screen? Sure looks that way, in a Michael Moore type fashion. Expelled is set to hit theaters (I have to wonder if it will make it that far) February 12, 2008, one year short of Darwin's 200th birthday.

Via: The Heidelblog

The Ethiopian iPod

This one is worth a "heh."

Monday, August 20, 2007

Separated At Birth



John Hurt (aka Kane, aka Winston Smith) and Ian McKellen (aka Magneto, aka Gandalf the Grey).

Well, at least I think they look similar.

Communism Sucks

This little primer over at The Volokh Conspiracy should give you a little ammunition the next time you run into one of those mouthy college kids sporting a Che Guevara t-shirt.

Classic Cheese

I love YouTube. One of my favorite things to do is hunting down old 80's music videos (and downloading them locally using Firefox and the Ook? Video Ook! plugin), and once in awhile I come across a real treasure.

Such as this music video of "Six Six Six" by now retired Christian rock band Degarmo & Key. I've heard it was the first video by a Christian rock band played on MTV, who subsequently pulled it after it a few plays labeling it as too violent. Amazing to think MTV had a morality filter at one point, and that they chose to aim it at a Christian rock band.

Note some of the great throwbacks in this video:
  • Vintage Apple II computer, featuring 5.25" floppy drives/disks.
  • The Miami Vice getups D&K are wearing.
  • Sky-is-falling dispensational eschatology.

Newsweek Debunks Itself on Global Warming

Robert J. Samuelson, contributing editor of Newsweek on the August 20, 2007 issue: "Newsweek’s ‘denial machine’ [cover story] is a peripheral and highly contrived story."

Nifty Trick

I did not know that. Reboot Windows without having to reboot the hardware.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Diamonds, Not Quite Forever.

When you blend them...



via: Blendtec

Global Warming Examined

A pretty extensive, reasoned look at global warming, examining the science behind the hysteria hype concerns as well as delving in to a handful of common questions. It's a long read complete with pretty slides, so buckle up.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Paintball

Here's a little puzzle game for you to kill a few hours on.

It has nothing to do with the traditional "Paintball" game.