March 19, 2007
Say a prayer

Blogger/writer Cathy Seipp whose work has been featured in National Review, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times is in the hospital, barring a miracle for the last time. *UPDATE 3/21/07* Cathy died today.

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March 19, 2007
Today in mathgeekdom

Eighteen professors and a ton of computing power has solved E8. Nope, I don't know what it means. Nope, I don't understand what potential benefits this has. I'm only posting this because of this minor fact: Yet an international team of math whizzes cracked E8's symmetrical code in a large-scale computing project, which produced about […]

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March 19, 2007
But you knew this already

BusinessWeek looks into those Al Gore-touted carbon offsets and unsurprisingly finds that they're basically bogus.

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March 19, 2007
A backdoor into TimesSelect?

The New York Times' "TimesSelect" service has hurt the influence of its op-ed columnists in the public discussion. Where once their was a cottage industry in ripping into Paul Krugman, there is only silence because only those forking over $50 a year can read the original drivel. In an effort to increase readership among the […]

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16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes.

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

New talking points just dropped in WaPo -- if that's the excuse for the raid, how does the FBI also justify letting Clinton skate when she also had docs "classified at the highest classification level"?

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