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Chronicle of Higher Ed:

“There are two possibilities. Maybe we’re alone. Maybe we’re not. Both are equally frightening.”  And compelling.

10/04/06 • 09:21 AM • ScholarlyScience • No Comments


‘NewsHour’ faulted for lack of diversity.  Hmmm.  A news show should probably break down partisan sources by electorate (balance of political philosophy in the populace), rather than electee (percentages of the House and Senate).  One is liquid, one is cast in stone for a long period.  Shows how thoroughly the ‘left’ tag has been tarred and feathered, however.

10/04/06 • 09:19 AM • EntertainmentNewsPolitics • No Comments


FCC gets earful blasting at media limits hearing.  End the monopolies.

10/04/06 • 09:10 AM • Entertainment • No Comments

NY Times Art & Design:

Nothing Is Sacred, as Looters Rob Mexican Churches of Colonial Treasures.  Some of these items are turning up in the art market of Santa Fe here.  But then, various statues and sculptures are being stolen from Canyon Road ... perhaps, in good NAFTA fashion, bronze is being melted down and transported back ... ?

10/04/06 • 09:09 AM • ArtsDesignGeneralReligionSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Rob Galbraith:

Photokina 2006 wrap-up.  Discussion of adapters to fit new Zeiss lenses on Canon EOS DSLRs, etc.

10/04/06 • 09:01 AM • Photography • No Comments

American Heritage:

America unabridged, a bibliography of American history.  Digging at used book stores, you can find anthologies that lead you to out-of-print books that give better flavor of certain eras [no revisionism], but still ... this isn’t bad at all.  Via NewMexiKen.

10/04/06 • 08:53 AM • BooksHistory • No Comments

NY Times Washington:

In Bill’s Fine Print, Millions to Celebrate Victory.  I sure wish they’d included a definition of what victory looked like.  I’m getting mighty sick of this little addendum, tacked onto so many news reports of late: “... Republicans are likely to portray as an effort to embarrass them five weeks before the midterm election.”  Any critique is a ‘planned attack’ or ‘orchestrated embarrassment’.  I would suggest it is the predictable defensiveness over the familiar corruptions of an embedded majority.  They protesteth too much, with too little action, in my opinion.

10/04/06 • 08:28 AM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

NY Times:

A Secret Society, Spilling a Few Secrets.  In the interest of drumming up higher membership.

10/04/06 • 08:16 AM • History • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Clear Channel is selling local KBAC radio to a Christian broadcasting group.

10/04/06 • 08:01 AM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

The city’s lamenting running out of pot(s) ...

10/04/06 • 07:56 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

PRC picks new insurance superintendent.  Hey, I know Mo.  He’ll do a great job.

10/04/06 • 07:55 AM • LawSanta Fe Local • No Comments


was out all yesterday, after 10:30 AM.  Borrowed a client’s wireless hookup to get work accomplished.  Back to normal today.

10/04/06 • 07:37 AM • PersonalSanta Fe Local • No Comments


Iraq war draws foreign jihadists, but not in droves.  “The total number of foreign fighters in Iraq is between 800 and 2,000, according to estimates by the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington. In contrast, the total strength of the insurgency is more than 20,000 people ...”

10/03/06 • 09:33 AM • Human RightsPolitics1 Comment


Pac-Man and Space Invaders, written entirely in Excel.

10/03/06 • 09:25 AM • ComputingSoftware • No Comments


Archaeologists find 8800BC building.

10/03/06 • 09:25 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

New Scientist:

Women become sexually aroused as quickly as men.  Aw, c’mon, we want to hear about the thermal effects of ‘Best Bits of Mr Bean’.

10/03/06 • 09:18 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

On Firefox security:

There’s a security hole; wait, no, it’s just a joke.

10/03/06 • 09:16 AM • InternetSoftware • No Comments


“In the US alone, between 1983 and 2000, there were 568 plane crashes. Out of the collective 53,487 people onboard, 51,207 survived.

10/03/06 • 09:14 AM • EntertainmentHealthTravel • No Comments

Rob Galbraith:

Firmware updates for current Nikons.

10/03/06 • 09:06 AM • Photography • No Comments

NY Times Health:

In Europe It’s Fish Oil After Heart Attacks, but Not in U.S.  In fish oils, there’s one brand to buy, IMHO.  Nordic Naturals.  I even chew ‘em sometimes.  None of that cod-liver-oil sourpuss, or fishy morning breath.

10/03/06 • 08:31 AM • Health • No Comments

NY Times:

The USS Macon, found.  And a little piece on the cute Curtiss F9C-2 airplanes it carried.

This whole thing caused me to look up what was going on with the Pitcairn Autogiro I used to see flying over Princeton on occasion. It seems to have travelled to Wisconsin to be a display at the EAA.  I can’t communicate the excitement, seeing that thing fly around.

10/03/06 • 08:25 AM • History • No Comments

NY Times:

Across Nation, Housing Costs Rise as Burden.  Here comes the avalanche of “oh gee, why didn’t anyone see this coming?” articles, when the trend has been plain to see for ages.  Where was the media when Greenspan made his idiotic pitch for ARMs?

10/03/06 • 07:39 AM • EconomicsHome & Living • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Strange, bright lights surprise stargazers.  UFOs?  No.  I can remember many meteor sightings, where I believed the metallics contained within were dropped behind at regular intervals.  The most spectacular siting I’ve ever had, was one that split in two and the two pieces took brilliant, divergent paths.  Unforgettable.

10/03/06 • 07:34 AM • NatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

As the Foley ‘scandal’ continues to expand, we find our own Representative had connections with the page program.

10/03/06 • 07:30 AM • ChildhoodHuman RightsLawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Those of you who were in Manhattan post-9/11, probably remember the ‘plague/bioweapon’ scare as a couple of Santa Feans came down with the disease in the Big Apple.  The update to their story is here.

10/03/06 • 07:27 AM • HealthHistorySanta Fe Local • No Comments
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