August 2003

John Ashcroft’s SSN

This article says that, for $26, you can purchase the Social Security numbers and home addresses for top Bush administration…


Dad
News
08/29/03

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You call that cheating?

“Rutgers professor finds 40% of students plagiarize material from the Internet, other sources,” says the sub-headline in yesterday’s Star Ledger….


Dad
News
08/29/03

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Test scores

…schools must report math and language arts scores for every school, broken down into categories based on race, income, and disabilities.


Dad
News
08/29/03

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Man knocks self out with rock

The Morris County section of the paper carried this blurb yesterday, which I paraphrase. A 21-year-old man knocked himself unconscious…


Dad
News
08/29/03

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Michigan Essay

The University of Michigan, fresh out of Supreme Court, where it lost the battle to preserve its old admissions policy,…


Dad
News
08/29/03

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Poet Laureate

The selection of Louise Gluck (rhymes with pick) to US Poet Laureate will be announced today, according to a Star…


Dad
News
08/29/03

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Hello

Patrick. Hello everybody. My dad is helping me type. It is taking forever….


Pato
Stuffs
08/28/03

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Polythene Pam

You should see Polythene Pam. She’s so goodlooking but she looks like a man. You should see her in drag…


Dan
Connections
08/28/03

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Justification for the Blog

The author of an Economist review of James Thurber’s collected letters laments: One of the quiet losses of our era…


Patrick
Explanations
08/28/03

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Microsoft Outlook vs. Plumbing

As the first member of our family to switch computer platforms, and knowing that others have followed suit or are…


Patrick
Recommendations
08/27/03

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Let’s Try It Again…Hermosa Beach!

Greeting, family, from my new home in Hermosa Beach, CA. I tried this the other night, and as all of…


Kathleen
News
08/27/03

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Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

I was reading up on a recent concert in Toronto meant to revitalize the SARS-scare-afflicted economy there. Playing to the…


Patrick
News
08/26/03

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Smart People Believe Weird Things

The following article appeared in the 9/02 issue of Scientific American, which David recommended to me. I found it interesting,…


Dad
Observations
08/22/03

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Ted Leo

When I was a freshman at Notre Dame, the guy in the room below mine used to jam out on…


Patrick
Recommendations
08/21/03

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Last Name Commonality

I actually read, for once, one of those unsolicited emails that Netscape sends me, and I found a link to…


Patrick
Observations
08/20/03

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World Records I Might Try For

I found this on the Guinness World Record web site a while back: The most mosquitoes killed in five minutes…


Patrick
Plans
08/20/03

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Review of the Sunday Comics

This was a bad day for cartoons.


Dad
Funnies
08/17/03

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Digital Retouching

i came across this website today: digital retouching. it’s cool. make sure you look at the “digital artist part. that’s…


Dan
Explanations
08/12/03

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Six Degrees of Separation

I read an interesting article in the Star Ledger today about “six degrees of separation,” that well-known conjecture about how…


Dad
Connections
08/08/03

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Sea Turtles and Grand Designs

Hola from Costa Rica! Last night i watched and ´helped´a green sea turtle lay her eggs. it was one of…


David
News
08/07/03

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Happy Birthday, Karina

Karina is 26 years old today.


Patrick
Felicitations
08/04/03

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Bowling with Archimedes

Out in the lake, I drop the bowling ball overboard.


Dad
Puzzles
08/03/03

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Clocks and power failures

As you know, David emplys “bell ringers” in his teaching of science. Bell ringers are little puzzles given before class…


Dad
Puzzles
08/03/03

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Edison’s Movies

The Library of Congress has online versions of some of Edison’s earliest films.


Patrick
Movies/Recommendations
08/03/03

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Please Consume Beef?

Today I had a conversation about salmon with a guy I was playing volleyball against. Yup, during warm-ups we chatted…


David
News
08/02/03

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