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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't ruin Halloween



Trick or treat !


Halloween was one of my favorite holidays as a kid.
The last couple of decades, trick or treaters have been few and far between.
It's sad. People are so paranoid these days. I have tons of candy and no kids.
All because people believe in a stupid urban legend. Don't ruin Halloween for your kids, or me. The razor blades in apples and poisoned candy ? Not one case has ever been documented.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/halloween.asp

The Time Of The Great Pumpkin

By popular demand of the three people that read this blog, Noahware proudly re-presents the holiday classic: The Time Of The Great Pumpkin !


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Operation Black Storm



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I have a friend that is always complaining that the GOP doesn't "message" to minorities. I think they got the message.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Election Prediction

I predict the Republicans will take the Senate.

I predict victories in the following races:

Arkansas - John Boozman
California - Carly Fiorina
Colorado - Ken Buck
Delaware - Christine O'Donnell
Illinois - Mark Kirk
Indiana - Dan Coats
Nevada - Sharron Angle
North Dakota - John Hoeven
Pennsylvania - Pat Toomey
Washington - Dino Rossi
West Virginia - John Raese
Wisconsin - Ron Johnson

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Barbie Zombies



Barbie Zombies
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When I saw this project among all the cool & thrifty Halloween party ideas on the Savers website, I knew it would be the perfect Halloween decoration for the empty flower box on our front porch. I also knew it would be a project the girls would find really fun (or totally creep them out, making them have Barbie nightmares for months – either way it’s a win/win in my book).


Hat Tip: Occasional Superheroine

Muslims Or Pit Bulls ?

And now it’s time to play America’s favorite game show-

MUSLIMS OR PIT BULLS!!!

I voted Pit Bulls.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Atomic Tom



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I think I have a new favorite band :-)

Hat Tip: Innocent Bystanders

Obama's Best Decision



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Obama: Choosing Biden "Single Best Decision I Made"


Which may may the first truthful thing Obama has said his entire presidency.
Having an idiot like Biden as Vice President means the most damage he can do is say stupid crap. Whereas every other decision Obama's made has done real damage to the country.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Victory At Last



HMS Victory
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Victory at last... after 5,000 hours carving 104 miniature guns, 200ft of rope and 37 sails from a piece of Nelson's flagship

This stunning wooden replica of HMS Victory is the result of 17 years of dedication and skill.
It is also a ship off the old block – for sculptor Ian Brennan has spent 5,000 hours carving it from a piece of timber from the real thing.
The model of Nelson’s flagship contains 200ft of intricate ‘rope’, 104 miniature guns, 37 little wind-filled sails, and flags spelling out Nelson’s stirring signal: ‘England expects every man to do his duty.’


Hat Tip: Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

Spider-Worm



Spider-Worm, Spider-Worm, Does whatever a Spider-Worm does
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Scientists Create Super Strong 'Spider Silk' With Transgenic Breed
First came Spider-Man -- now come spider worms.

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have inserted spiders' genes into silkworms, creating a "transgenic" breed of worm that could be capable of mass-producing superstrong silk.

"We nearly doubled the strength of the silkworm's silk," Dr. Malcolm Fraser, a researcher and professor of biological science at the University of Notre Dame, told AOL News.

Spider silk is a coveted material known for its strength and flexibility. But while textile makers have learned to harvest large amounts of silk from silkworms, they haven't been able to domesticate silk-producing spiders -- keeping superstrong spider silks off the market.

But Fraser's findings could change all that.

By using "piggyBac" -- a piece of DNA called a "transposon" that was discovered by Fraser -- experts from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. were able to insert a bit of spider DNA into silkworms' cells.

"Using my piggyBac transposon, we were able to introduce an artificial gene that encodes a spiderlike silk protein into silkworms so that it's expressed in the silk gland specifically," Fraser explained. "It then becomes part of the structural component of the silk fiber that the silkworms produce."

When these "transgenic" silkworms make their cocoons, they use a combination of silkworm silk and artificial spider silk that has greater strength and elasticity than ordinary silkworm silk.

Outside of the lab, the material could find any number of uses -- from athletic clothing to warfare.

"I see it going anywhere that's profitable," Fraser said with a laugh. "I particularly favor commercial uses such as ultrastrong lightweight fabric, structural fabric, bulletproof vests or medical uses."

The material could play a big role in medicine, where a strong, flexible material might be used in making finer sutures, better healing bandages and even "natural scaffolds for tendon and ligament repair or replacement," according to a statement released by the scientists.


"One of the things that people don't recognize off the bat is that silkworm silk has already been used as a suture material, therefore FDA [Food and Drug Administration] approval will probably be easier," Fraser noted.

If the silk industry is receptive, we could be wearing superstrong neckties and bulletproof underwear soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Navy !



Navy celebrates 235th birthday
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The U.S. Navy celebrated its 235th birthday on Wednesday with flyovers at Naval Air Station Oceana.

The flyovers featured old and new aircraft. The Corsair and Super Hornets were the crowd pleasers.

Top military brass talked about the missions of the Navy through the years and how technology has enhanced naval aviation.

"Naval aviators have grown from flying those small airplanes to flying in space to flying high speed jet aircraft off aircraft carriers, and of course our helicopters and patrol aircraft are doing magnificent work globally," said Richard O'Hanlon with Naval Air Force Atlantic.

The Navy was founded in 1775 by the Continental Congress.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Binary Day !

101110 is 46 in decimal.
46 is:
A Wedderburn-Etherington number
An enneagonal number
A centered triangular number
The sum of the totient function for the first twelve integers
The largest even integer that can't be expressed as a sum of 2 abundant numbers
The 13th semiprime
The third semiprime with a semiprime aliquot sum
The aliquot sequence of 46 is (46,26,16,15,9,4,3,1,0)
An Erdős–Woods number

Yeah, I didn't understand any of that either ;-P

Oh, Happy Columbus Day too !

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Binary Day !

Happy Binary Day !
101010

That works out to 42 in decimal which is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Congratulations Sarah And Frank

Bloggers Sarah K and Frank J of IMAO had their baby Princess Buttercup last night.
My heart felt best wishes to you !

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Random Thought

So I've met a few guys named Guy, has anyone met a gal named Gal ?

Sunday, October 03, 2010

NCIS

NCIS
This used to be my favorite show.
I was a fan from the beginning with the two part JAG episode.
This show spit on me with last year's "Christmas" episode, "Faith".
Because, you know, there's been so many Christians honor killing Muslims.
Then they attack the TEA Party movement.
Goodbye NCIS.

8/28 vs. 10/2




(snort)


Hat Tip: The Wolf Files

Friday, October 01, 2010

Happy Binary Day !

100110
That works out to 38 in decimal.
There are 10 kinds of people, those that understand binary and those who don't ;-)