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My current theory on dieting and weight loss.

If you take a statistical sampling of diet tips from a few dozen people, you will learn that every single possible foodstuff is terrible for you; water may be poisonous in small doses; and that the only “real” way to … Continue reading

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Random Thought Of The Day

America’s greatest national resource is not oil, or crops, or arable land. America’s greatest national resource is hope. And today we have renewed that resource. And we will remember, I hope we will remember, that our hope is not predicated … Continue reading

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Random Thought Of The Day

It’s a terrible thing to watch Nathan Barley and feel all superior to those trendy new media assholes…and then suddenly realize that you’re watching Nathan Barley and feeling all superior to those trendy new media assholes whilst simultaneously editing together … Continue reading

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The First Thought Of The Day, 2009

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Random Thought Of The Day

What is the smallest possible yield for a nuclear explosive? In other words, what’s the smallest possible mass required to become critical? Could you build a nuclear bomb with the explosive force of a grenade, for example? I understand generally … Continue reading

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Random Thought Of The Day

Quantum entanglement: it occurred to me today that the only ways quantum entanglement works is if a) space-time is a four-dimensional object that is folded around itself in n-dimensional space (n being a number higher than four), and what appear … Continue reading

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Random Thought Of The Day: Global Warming

So there are constantly people debating whether or not Al Gore is full of shit about global warming. (He’s not, by the way, but I’m not going to argue the point with you. His facts are accurate.) So maybe there … Continue reading

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Died As His Home

The CNN scroller just pointed out again that Richard Widmark died. But there was a mistype: it said that Widmark “died as his home”. That gives me an idea for a short story. Listen

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Random Thought Of The Day

There is a tendency to use CPU power as a benchmark for technological progress. (“In 1960, a computer had X amount of cycles per second. In 2008, computers have Y amount. Wowee!”) As a blunt tool, this seems effective…but it … Continue reading

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Another Random Thought Of The Day

In wake of the Gizmodo thing from CES, I keep seeing comments saying “They just should have secured their IR ports. It’s a security lesson.” Well, know what? When I walk up to you on the street and slap your … Continue reading

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