Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-08 22:11
"""I want to encourage people of faith to regard those without faith with deep esteem because the hidden God is active in their lives as well as in the lives of those who believe.""
So, in fact, when he says "respect", he means "snidely insult in the national media". Interesting.
Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, I respect you too.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-08 17:33
James Oberg summarises (and speculates about) the NASA documents released so far on the recent Soyuz ballistic entry.
The conclusion: something went wrong, but the craft had been designed to handle it, hence the unusual but safe landing.
It always amazes me that current space technology works at all, given its enormous complexity; this is a nice example of something simple helping to fix a complex problem.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-08 17:02
"The judgement is one of the largest fines ever handed down for copyright theft."
RARRGGGH ATS SMASH
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