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Archive for September, 2007

read this: sexism in open source rant

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

This rant about sexism in open source communities brightened my day.

Bill Maher: We’re not the crazy ones.

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Bill Maher had a great run about religion at the end of his new rules back in March, 2007 ( video) — since being pointed to this either from pharyngula or some other place, i saw it and did a quick transcript (below the fold)

more extinctions on the way

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

The western gorilla is “critically endangered” — close to extinction — and all the great apes are in trouble. A number of corals have moved to more endangered positions; the Asian crocodile “Gharial” has moved to critically endangered — only 182 breeding adults in 2006. A number of vultures have declined — largely because of […]

the eternal verities of fashion preferences

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

christ what a crock: The London Times reports that: We all know that women like pink and men prefer blue, but we have never really known why. Now it emerges that parents who dress their boys in blue and girls in pink may not just be following tradition but some deep-seated evolutionary instinct. I guess […]

gender-specific names or go to jail

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

In Venezuela, the National Assembly is considering restricting all baby names to a total list of 100 names. This will eliminate the wide variety of inventive names that people assign, and will eliminate names that “generate doubt” about gender. NYT 9/5 Because there just aren’t enough laws dictating gender now.

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