As the opening quarter of 2010 draws to a close, we look back on what I believe is the one of the highlights of the year: the Winter Olympics in February. In this event, a whole different kind of athletic competitor took to Vancouver slopes to show the world what they could do. This two-week “warmup” meet held shortly before… Read more →
Brought to you by judge who finally said what we were all thinking: the idea that you can patent a human gene just because you were the first to find/identify it is not what patent law was meant for.
A US lawyer says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance. The dance is not the school prom, that is still cancelled, it is a private function being held in the school prom’s place. The judge who ruled that the school violated the… Read more →
This should be shaping up as the real issue in the upcoming Federal election – for both the PM and the Leader of the opposition. What do either of them really offer for the future of Australia? Sadly, how would we know, when the media encourages both of them to “win the week’s news headlines” instead of pushing for bigger goals and the comprehensive plans to make them happen?
Today’s Otterday, snapped at the Edinburgh Zoo, comes from lukedor on flickr. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What… Read more →
Step 1: Gather Geek Feminists and Hoydens in Sydney Step 2: ??? Step 3: PROFIT Step 1 will be a lunchtime picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens in late May. We’re currently open to four dates: Saturday 22nd May Sunday 23rd May Saturday 29th May Sunday 30th May Update 30/3: we’ve settled on the 30th May. Say starting from noon?… Read more →
Get out your bingo cards!
Today’s theme: Bugs In Real Life. Post your own favourite in-theme Cheez here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear. Please post a link to a FULL webpage, rather than a direct link to an image only – that is, no URLs with .jpg, .png, .gif (etc) on the end. This makes our admin image magic quicker… Read more →
Knowing the opponents as we do, I’m predicting that Abbott will probably have more zinger soundbites and that Rudd will have more grasp of the figures and keep on bring it back to Abbott’s lack of any comprehensive policy at all.
Further to comments in this thread, here’s a spot to talk about the storm. The storm follows over four months without rain in Perth. We have some damage here – porch roof destroyed with the huge hailstones, main roof leaking. We still have power so far, fingers crossed. There is a lot of damage across the city, and more to… Read more →
While I have been taking the pics, cropping them in Photoshop and composing this post, that paw has varied in position from pointing to 2 o’clock to pointing to 5 o’clock.
Neatorama has a link to Dogs As Typefaces, which matches photos of dogs to particular fonts. An arched dalmatian is Courier; an alert German Shepherd (older puppy?) is Helvetica; a daschund is Fraktur; a somewhat abashed-looking bull terrier is Bodoni. Impact is obviously Rottweileresque, I reckon: But there are plenty of trickier ones. Here are a couple of mine. What… Read more →
Carol Nader reports in the SMH today that the Official Generation Code-Naming Authority?—?there is one, right? an important body that declares that Generation Z is so 2009??—?has decided that as of the 1st of January, Generation Alpha is being born. (Apparently we aren’t yet using non-ASCII characters here in the future.) This means of course that everyone is birthing alpha-status… Read more →
Today’s otters come via Seaview Wildlife Encounter. Do you want to caption the shot? Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you… Read more →