Tag: technology

New and Improved Blogdom of God

Adrian Warnock announced the results of his “major overhaul” of the Blogdom of God. It actually seems to be more a result of some cool changes that have been made to TTLB. Anyhow, the spiffy new feature is a community page, which shows latest BoG postings and the most popular (by links) postings in newspaper …

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An Exchange on Cloning

[For the uninitiated: Theomorph is an atheist lexivore and Jerry Nora is a Catholic MD/PhD student with penchant for bioethics. – Funky] A week ago, Theomorph posted some thoughts about cloning on his blog. Below I have the questions that he poses in bold and his own answers in italic, and my own counterpoints are …

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Devices on Standby and The Electric Bill of a Thousand Cuts…

I had just read a Smedley Log entry on home energy conservation when I saw today this article in the Post Gazette, which discusses “energy leaks” in many modern appliances:

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Kicking the Oil Habit

Bush’s energy bill seems pretty fairly useless–the most novel thing to come of it is to put new refineries on old military bases. I fail to see how that’ll make us more self-reliant for energy needs. Fortunately, this is America, and so people can get off their butts and do cool things without Uncle Sam’s …

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Black Gold

I wish people would stop whining about the cost of gasoline. Instead of complaining, we should stop buying gas-guzzling SUVs and other tank-like monstrosities, use public transportation more, and put pressure on auto manufacturers to make more fuel-efficient cars. The current price spike is very different from the 70s crisis. Back then, Americans used innovation …

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