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29Jan/03Off

Noah’s Ark Found!

I am fascinated by pseudoscience, creationism and all sorts of other leger de brain that people engage in. Occasionally I end run accross websites that don't really deserve Quote of the Day status, so I've created a new Quack of the Day to take its place.

I was inspired today by Anchor Stone International. There are lots of sites which claim to have evidence that Noah's Ark has been found, but few with as many mind boggling claims as this one.

From their own Ark of the Covenant FAQ, we find such gems as:


Now that the Ark has been found, how is it being protected? Is there any danger of it falling into the wrong hands?

The Ark has been in its present location for about 2600 years and has been perfectly safe for that time. There is no reason to believe that it is in any danger now.

From time to time we get reports such as the following: ?the area (where the ark is located) is surrounded by a high fence and is being guarded by military troops.? This is absolutely not true. The Ark is located in a cave just outside the north wall of the old city of Jerusalem. It is protected in the same way God has always protected it ............. by His angels. There is no need for anything beyond this.

Yeah. Right. They go on to say that the Ark will be revealed to the world (like putting up a website saying it has been found isn't revealing it to the world?) when Ron Wyatt, the head of this endeavor sees the right signs.

Unfortunately, Ron joined the choir invisible in 1999, so I guess we are stuck.

It's quite a piece of work. But they do run tour groups!

29Jan/03Off

Ark of the Covenent Found!

I am fascinated by pseudoscience, creationism and all sorts of other leger de brain that people engage in. Occasionally I end run accross websites that don't really deserve Quote of the Day status, so I've created a new Quack of the Day to take its place.

I was inspired today by Anchor Stone International. There are lots of sites which claim to have evidence that Noah's Ark has been found, but few with as many mind boggling claims as this one.

From their own Ark of the Covenant FAQ, we find such gems as:


Now that the Ark has been found, how is it being protected? Is there any danger of it falling into the wrong hands?

The Ark has been in its present location for about 2600 years and has been perfectly safe for that time. There is no reason to believe that it is in any danger now.

From time to time we get reports such as the following: ?the area (where the ark is located) is surrounded by a high fence and is being guarded by military troops.? This is absolutely not true. The Ark is located in a cave just outside the north wall of the old city of Jerusalem. It is protected in the same way God has always protected it ............. by His angels. There is no need for anything beyond this.

Yeah. Right. They go on to say that the Ark will be revealed to the world (like putting up a website saying it has been found isn't revealing it to the world?) when Ron Wyatt, the head of this endeavor sees the right signs.

Unfortunately, Ron joined the choir invisible in 1999, so I guess we are stuck.

It's quite a piece of work. But they do run tour groups!

29Jan/03Off

Motherboard Monitoring

Modern motherboards kick ass. They have all sorts of temperature sensors that can tell you what the current temperatures, fans and voltages are. I've had a simple monitoring gadget in the FreeBSD ports collection called healthd installed for a while, and finally got down to making
a tiny PHP program that inserted the relevant info into this hope page. Check out
Server Info on the right.

Eventually I'll have to get it to keep track of the temps via graphs.

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