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Happy Octopus Day!

Cephalopods, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

8 October is Octopus Day when we celebrate the awesomeness of the 8-armed cephalopods.  For this, I present you, well, an octopus: This is the first day of Cephalopod Awareness Days!  More to follow…

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Do computers dream of silicon sheep?

Cephalopods, Current Events, Entertainment, Math and Science, Technology

No, generally they seem to dream of Lovecraftian shoggoths, dogs, and birds. There has been much media space dedicated to Google’s Deep Dream engine, so I found a few places and submitted some pictures. First, since Deep Dream seems to love to dream about eye monsters, I figured it might enjoy an octopus, and some […]

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Ontario government rolls back civilization

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism, Technology

In my life, I have held the notion that civilization is intended to move forward… a slow but steady pace, but forward nevertheless.  Therefore, it dismays me greatly to see that the government of Ontario is green-lighting a college for homeopathy.  This body would function like a real professional college, overseeing the qualifications and care […]

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Watch the aurora, live!

Math and Science, Outdoors

Back in 2008, I had an article here about live web-cams that were pointed at the aurora.  I’ve been noticing hits on the old page (the web never forgets!) and given that is a subject that interests me a lot, I thought I’d make a new article. In the 6 years since I posted the […]

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