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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Questions – Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans


Effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans Much of New Orleans is below sea level. The Mississippi river is on one side of the city, and Lake Pontchartrain on another – and both are higher than sea level. I don’t get it. Why build any part of a city below the level of nearby bodies […]

Semi-weekly hike


Route of my local hike through Whiting Ranch (over Dreaded Hill) – a bit over 5.5 miles, apparently. The trail zigs a bit more that the traced route, so the real mileage is likely a shade higher. Have yet to find a biker with an odometer who has been over the same route.

Oops in Buffalo


Apparently if you are school trying to make your way into the Top500 you had better first check that you have enough power (electricity) as Buffalo belatedly discovered.

Mom’s art


mom’s art

Credit where due – to Microsoft


This announcement is notable in that Microsoft’s active contribution was key to the arrests. This is a good thing. Doubtless (and predictably) Microsoft will be criticised for taking so long to become proactive. Delayed or not, this does not by any means take away from the significance of this announcement. Microsoft has the resources, skill, […]



From virgin on Flickr

Real and unreal threats


Via Schneier on Security: Peggy Noonan and Movie-Plot Terrorist Threats. Peggy Noonan – Think Dark – Don’t close those military bases. We may need them someday soon. Among the things we may face over the next decade, as we all know, is another terrorist attack on American soil. But let’s imagine the next one has […]

Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory


Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory