Saturday, June 1, 2013

On Abortion Chicanery

via Digby

Recall, these are not ordinary healthy women who have brought their fetus to term who need to have a C-Section because of complications in delivery. These are women who have very serious health problems. To risk their lives in order to essentially pretend they are not violating their ban on abortion is not only cruel, it's stupid. After all, if they're worried about God, I think he's probably figured out what they're doing.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

On Feminism and sexuality

I label myself as a feminist.
Does that mean that I don't see women as sexual beings?  Of course not. It just means that I don't see them as sexual objects put here solely for for my amusement. It also means that their sexual desirability is not the only thing I measure their worth on.

Is this really such a difficult concept to grasp?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On puffing up your resume

Don't do it.
It is fraud.
You will eventually get caught.
(You won't care but...) it makes it harder for legitimately qualified people to find jobs and they will have to jump through more stupid hoops because lying douchebags like you have poisoned the well.

Yeah, I see puffed resumes a lot.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

Pretty cool stuff at a reasonable price.
When you think do-it-yourself (DIY) computing, you probably think of setting up a screaming gaming computer or putting together the best possible components for the least amount of money. You're almost certainly not considering putting together a supercomputer. Maybe you should. Joshua Kiepert, a doctoral student at Boise State's Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has managed to create a mini-supercomputer using Raspberry Pi (RPi) computers for less than $2,000.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

On a Heteronormative society

Is there any non-religious reason that it is better than a more inclusive one?

I don't see any really.

On How to do science

From PZ Myers

It’s like someone claiming to have been up on a roof, and you don’t see how she could have gotten up there, and you have no personal desire to be up there yourself, but she can point to the ladder she climbed, and you can also see others climbing up it, so you can trust the individual rungs to work. It’s not faith-based at all, but is based on the step-by-step evidence that the procedure actually performs as promised.