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remember judith miller?

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Judith “aluminium tubes” Miller was the so-called journalist for the NY Times who acted as a stenographer for the US government rather than as an actual reporter.

What ever happened to her?


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31/12/2010 at 5:23 pm

a debugging story

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The Expert sat down in his chair again, waiting for it to crash. It took something like six hours of waiting, but it crashed again. He still had no idea what was causing it, other than the fact that it happened when the room was crowded. He ordered that the job be restarted, and he sat down again and waited.


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31/12/2010 at 2:04 am

Posted in computer dork

the stupidity of the national review summarized

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The blizzard is definitely a force for conservatism, and not only because it has had the global-warming crowd scrambling for explanations.

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30/12/2010 at 1:36 am

pictures of saharan cheetahs

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24/12/2010 at 9:24 pm

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phd challenge winner

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The 2010 PhD Challenge was quite simple:

The goal of this year’s challenge is to get the phrase “I SMOKE CRACK ROCKS” into the final, camera-ready version of a peer-reviewed academic paper

A winner has been announced.

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24/12/2010 at 3:34 pm

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scrambled eggs with peppers

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That is all.

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23/12/2010 at 4:17 am

Posted in food

i was thinking the same thing

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via Brad LeDong:

I saw “Black Swan” after reading the book, and I must say, Nicholas Taleb must be wondering what the hell happened in development.

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18/12/2010 at 3:04 am

Posted in funny