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November 15th, 2007 - Schadenfreude is my life — LiveJournal
...because Misanthropy is FUN
bynkii
If none of the presidential candidates are willing to have a serious debate on how they will approach government support and encouragement of math, science, and support for scientific research, (and I mean real science. Spare me voicing of support for bullshit like Reiki and the rest of the stupid. Along a similar vein, the only place ID belongs is right next to Voodoo, shamanism, and "Bullfinch's Mythology", and should be mocked unto the tenth generation), then to hell with all of them.

If they can't be bothered to seriously think about science, even though they could not reach the masses effectively without it, then none of them get my vote. I'll just vote for Joe Walsh. Sure, he's a little odd, but the press conferences would rock. Literally.

(Many, many thanks to PZ Meyers of "Pharyngula, Shelley Batts of "Retrospectacle", and all the other folks at ScienceBlogs for all their excellent posts on things scientific and cultural alike. It is comforting to see a community that devoted to improving the world and the silly people in it through the real pursuit of knowledge. In a country dominated by fundamentalist fear-mongering, and the exultation of ignorance and stupidity, ScienceBlogs, and its members are truly a light trying to guide us greatness.)


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bynkii
Once again, our glorious president shows where he stands on helping the U.S.A. be the leading center of scientific and medical research in the world:

In a cave, dressed in sackcloth, his fingers firmly in ears, (we can only hope he washed them when he removed them from other orifices), eyes shut, continuously screaming "IF THE BIBLE SAYS IT, IT MUST BE SO!!!"

Yet we have all the money in the world for his "Faith-based" bullshit...and we wonder why our kids view science and math education as punishment.

I'm going to go read "A Brief History of Time" again, and see if I can find DVD's of old Carl Sagan shows. They always make the dumb go away.


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We'll have an announcement from the Acrobat team as to how they're going to continue to provide Acrobat-Office integration in Office 2008.

Since they've refused to even consider using AppleScript for this in the past, in spite of the fact that AppleScript would allow them to greatly improve the features of their macros, and the only method the were willing to even consider, VBA, is no longer an option, I'm curious as to when, or if, we'll hear about how they plan on doing this.

Considering the Acrobat team's attitude towards the Mac, even in the face of customer demand, it's even odds that they'll say "Well, it's impossible now", and let it die. Further consideration of the fact that since Acrobat 5, they've added exactly one new feature to the Macros, namely the preservation of Internet URLs, which InDesign was doing in version 2, and this feature was added in Acrobat 8, and is the only difference between using the Macros and hitting the "save as PDF" button in the Office print dialogs...

would anyone even notice?


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