Sunday, July 30, 2006

Nerd test.

I am nerdier than 98% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Wow, I couldn't believe this result, so I went back and made sure my answers were honest.

They were. Who knew?

I am 98% loser. What about you? Click here to find out!

Not surprising, given the result of the first test.

My computer geek score is greater than 80% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

Again, wow. Just because I recognized Seymour Cray.


Monday, July 24, 2006

Something old is new again.

Granville Sewell, a mathematics professor at the University of Texas El Paso, has published a "A Mathematician's View of Evolution," a refutation of the Thoery of Evolution that contains no math. None.

Okay, there really is nothing in the title that requires this article to have any actual math in it.

Sewell is a mathematician, and this is his opinion about evolution.

I guess I'm just foolish to expect a mathematician's opinion to be mathematically sound.

I was going to go through it and refute his points one by one.

I just don't have it in me.

His points are (three) old creationist crap and (one) new creationist ID crap.

"Blah, blah, incomplete fossil record, blah, blah, irreducible complexity, blah, blah, bullshit computer programming analogy, blah, blah, violates the second law of thermodynamics, blah blah."

All of which have been answered (many times) elsewhere (many places).


Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I salvaged three fairly old notebook computers from the trash at work today.

A HyperData (never heard of them) something-or-other
A Compaq LTE 5100
and a Toshiba T4600

I haven't had a chance to determine what condition they are in. Possibly this weekend.

Nor have I really thought about what I'll do with them. It was a spur of the moment grab.

If they are in (or can be returned to) working condition, I may make Linnux machines out of them.

I welcome any suggestions. Phil?