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I hereby demand... [Aug. 16th, 2009|06:22 pm]
[mood |irritatedirritated]

That all republicans or any politician against a public option in healthcare reform, or against health care reform should stick to their principles. Please, come forward and say you are against medicare, medicaid and VA healthcare. These are all government "socialist" healthcare. Please stand by your convictions, and show your are of sound character and not a hypocrite or a person of questionable character, equivocating on such an important issue.
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Richard Dawkins is... [Aug. 15th, 2009|06:51 pm]
a guy. He has a pretty good voice, too. I just watched this again. We should all watch it.
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Read books? [Aug. 8th, 2009|12:45 pm]
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[mood |nerdynerdy]

I got this facebook thing where there is a list of 100 books that I guess might be considered books you "should" have read at some point, I think I had like 14, but anyway, no science books. Why not? What is lacking from Origin of Species that makes it not worth mentioning compared to Harry Potter? So I'll make my own list...

Copy and paste and put an X by the books you've read.

(in no particular order)

1. Origin of Species - Darwin
2. The Principia - Newton
3. The C Programming Language - Kernighan, Ritchie - X
4. Flatland - Abbot
5. Hackers, Heroes of the Computer Revolution - Levy - X
6. A Beautiful Mind - Nasar - X
7. Feynman Lectures on Physics - Feynman - (sort of)
8. Any Dawkins Book - X (The God Delusion)
9. Crypto - Levy - X
10. The Elegant Universe - Greene - X
11. Relativity: The Special and General Theory - Einstein
12. A Brief History of Time - Hawking - X
13. Cosmos - Sagan
14. The Interpretation of Dreams - Freud
15. The Mathematical Theory of Communication - Shannon
16. An Investigation of the Laws of Thought - Boole
17. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - Abelson, Sussman, Sussman - (most of it)
18. The Art of Electronics - Horowitz, Hill - X
19. Calculus Made Easy - Thompson, Gardner - X
20. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - Watson
21. A History of Pi - Beckmann
22. Chaos: Making a New Science - Gleick - X
23. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics - Dirac
24. Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On the Shoulders of Giants) - Galileo
25. The Art of Computer Programming - Knuth

Uh, I feel like I must be missing a bunch, and probably threw in a few that aren't really classics, but that I liked. Improvements welcome
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A marking gauge... [Jul. 23rd, 2009|10:30 pm]
[mood |artisticartistic]

Check out the bocote...
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Just saw an episode of Kitchen Nightmares... [Jul. 23rd, 2009|07:09 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]

Gordon Ramsey was at a pizzeria in L.A. They used frozen dough. He called in some good pizza guys to show them how to toss the dough. He said he'd make them professional tossers. Nice.
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I had an idea... [Jul. 23rd, 2009|02:03 am]

or two. One, I hate to say it, but jimmy fallon is not as unfunny as I thought. He may have just been under the influence of unfunny people, like fred armison (tonight's show) and tina fey. Who knows...

Also, I will start a blog that is filled with nothing but plausible sounding lies and half-truths. For example, were you aware that more people are killed by zoo elephants than lightning every year? However, if you are outside in Florida you are about as likely to be struck by lightning as you are to be in a car accident.

Also of note: If all the hair the average person grew on their head in a lifetime were laid end to end it would travel around the earth 1.5 times. Nice.
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I'm a tool... [Jul. 22nd, 2009|09:15 pm]
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[mood |tiredtired]
[music |The Rose March]

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Incense and Peppermints [Jul. 21st, 2009|10:53 pm]
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[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

I made a toolbox, japanese style. With the scraps left over I made an incense burner/box in the same style as the toolbox. Check it... Read more...Collapse )
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Vanity is only skin deep... [Jul. 19th, 2009|09:42 pm]
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[Current Location |The New New Yankee Workshop]
[mood |restlessshifty]

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My fried tofu... [Jul. 3rd, 2009|01:34 am]
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[Current Location |Inaba, JP]
[mood |hungryhungry]

Yosuke, you bastard...Read more...Collapse )
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