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Archive for January, 2010

Back in 2002 I entered a competition specifically aimed at technical writers. Yes, I know that’s years ago – shut up and let me finish.

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… He knew that Olive Oyl was good for him.

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For decades we’ve been expecting the Flying Car. Paul Moller’s M400 looked quite promising, but never seemed to quite get off the ground (as it were).

But things changed a little while ago.

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The Register reports on a new kind of “inside-out” hover magnet type fusion reactor that’s being tested at MIT. The video clip looks really cool. By which I mean hot.

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New Scientist published an article entitled “Hints of intelligence in dumb drop of oil.” An online version is available here. (They gave it a different title online.)

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SCAFU, Not SNAFU…

That’s Supreme Court, not Situation Normal.

How could anyone with a brain make such a decision as did the SCotUS recently, when it ruled on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission? I disagree with the take that other bloggers (such as Ed Brayton) have on the ruling – I think many may have missed the key issue.

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I’d often read that Los Angeles was a terrible place to try and use public transport. I’d never had occasion to use it until now, at which point I began to see why no-one has a good word to say about it.

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