Someone’s Been Distributing My Baby Photos Online…

Posted on Tue 04 April 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with news, weird • 1 min read

Via Warren Ellis:

I am disturbed.

Charikot, Dolakha, March 29 - The birth of a bizarre-looking baby in Charikot, the headquarters of Dolakha district, on Wednesday, drew a huge number of onlookers to witness the astonishing sight. The neck-less baby with its head almost totally sunk into the upper part of …

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Warning to All Podcasters: Listen to What Podshow Wants From You

Posted on Wed 29 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with news, rants, tech • 4 min read

Via Digg:

Keith and Chemda of the Keith and the Girl podcast recently received a copy of the Podshow contract via an anonymous listener before they entered into a non-disclosure agreement with the folks at Podshow. Upon reading the contract they were so shocked with what they found they had …


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Sioux Tribal President To Offer Abortion Clinic In South Dakota

Posted on Wed 22 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with news, politics • 1 min read

Via Warren Ellis:

This is a sort of exciting development in the South Dakota abortion story. The president of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota, Cecilia Fire Thunder, is so upset that she has stated she intends to set up a Planned Parenthood clinic upon her personal land within …


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The Sharks And The Jets Are Scrawnier Than I Remember…

Posted on Wed 22 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, funny, Links, news, tech • 1 min read

Via Digg:

You absolutely need to read this hilarious article about a drunken rumble-that-almost-was between employees of ATI and NVIDIA employees at the CeBIT conference. It appears to have started after the ATI folks showed up during an NVIDIA and started hitting on one of the female NVIDIA employees. The …


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All Your Ticks Are Named John Conner

Posted on Tue 28 February 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with news, tech, weird • 1 min read

I just read an article in Wired about a robot designed by the Virginia Military Institute that can troll around your yard recognize and collect ticks. The ticks are then placed inside the robots denim skirt, which ticks cling to naturally. The fabric of the skirt is soaked in permethrin …


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South Dakota Goes Batshit Crazy Against Reproductive Rights

Posted on Sat 25 February 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with news, politics • 2 min read

If you’ve been following the news carefully you have already heard that the South Dakota senate has passed a bill to ban abortion except in cases where the life of the mother is in danger. The bill is now currently awaiting the signature of Governor Mike Rounds, who in …


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Wisconsin And Open Source In Love

Posted on Wed 04 January 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, news, quizness, tech • 1 min read

I just read an article that the governor of my adopted state has just signed into law a bill that will require future touch screen voting systems to be open-source software. The code will be provided to any citizen who requests it. Also these machines will be required to produce …


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Help A Mother Fight the RIAA

Posted on Wed 04 January 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with music, news, politics, tech • 1 min read

I just found an entry on Boing Boing that informs us that Patricia Santangelo, the mother who refused to settle out of court when the RIAA’s goons came to her door. Unfortunately she has run out of money to pay her legal fees during the court battle. Please take …


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This Is So Cool

Posted on Tue 27 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with biology, news • 1 min read

Scientists have finally captured footage of a living giant squid! I’ve been waiting for this for years. For those of you not familiar with the significance of this discovery, while we have known of giant squids as well as seeing the wounds from their attacks on whales and have …


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Ha!

Posted on Sat 10 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with food, funny, news, personal • 1 min read

I am amused.

The Isthmus Daily Page, which is the digital version of one of Madison’s free weekly newpapers cited my entry where I wrote about my short trip to the Taste of Madison. (Although they didn’t get the link to my blog correct.) The funny thing is …


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