Archive for April, 2007

Guard your eyesite

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Use the Men’s Health Magazine On-line Eye Chart.

Update: This doesn’t appear to work with Safari, but I suppose you could try to cross your eyes for a 3-D effect.

This matches my experience

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

How do you set your thermostat?

This is important

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I doubt that there are any Colorado physicians who read my blog, but if you’re one, please read this. If you’re a Coloradoan, but not a physician, read it anyway.

I’m opposed to socialized medicine, but as I’m not a physician, I can’t personally help Dr. Hsieh debunk the claimed “consensus.” It sounds as though it might have parallels to the global warming “consensus.”

I had a little experience with the British medical system a few years ago. It wasn’t bad (apart from the effects the gastroenteritis had on the vacation), but I’ll always remember the doctor responding to one of my questions, “You Americans and your evidence-based medicine!”

Via Jed.

Public Service Announcement

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Warning label

Find it here.

Via Tokyo Mango.

I don’t normally care for hip-hop …

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

But this video put a smile on my face.

Unusual art

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

First, there is a show of science fiction and fantasy art. I enjoy this stuff. Via BoingBoing.

Next, art to distract you while you’re taking care of business. Mostly work-safe, I think. Via Jed.

Something for everyone

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The Curmudgeon’s Monday morning roundup can irritate everyone, either directly from the items he links, or as a response to his commentary.

Personally, I like his commentary. I’d add some of my own here, specifically on the stupidity of the Supreme Court ruling mentioned, but I doubt that I could add much worthwhile. It’s just another example of what happens when policies that ought to be based on science are determined by those who can spell the word, but don’t understand it – which seems to be happening more and more, lately.

I prefer “hexnut,” myself

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

They ran a contest to name a feature of Saturn’s atmosphere, and “Omphalos” won.

A little late for Tartan Day …

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

I present … the Scottish Star Trek.

This is classic(al)

Monday, April 9th, 2007

The Washinton Post had a world-class violinist perform as a street musician in L’Enfant Plaza during rush hour to see what would happen. Read all about it here.

Via Ace of Spades HQ.