Archive for date: March 24, 2005

How to tune your BS-o-meter

March 24, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

My BS-o-meter was tripped today while I was reading this article on Media Matters. One of the doctors appointed by the Florida court to examine Terri Schiavo, Dr. William Hammesfahr, was repeatedly referred to as a “Nobel prize nominee”. Sigh. Apparently he got “nominated” because his Congressmen sent the Nobel committee a letter saying he […]

Boing Boing: Running vampire bat

March 24, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Run, Bat, Run! The natural world still has many surprises left for us.

FIRST Competition, Silicon Valley Regional this weekend

March 24, 2005 | Robotics | By: Mark VandeWettering

For those of you interested in robotics, this weekend is a veritable feast. In addition to the previously mentioned Robogames, this weekend is the Silicon Valley Regional FIRST Competition at San Jose State. It’s free, and sounds like fun. You can look at the agenda here. If you aren’t in the San Jose area, you […]

Brainwagon Radio: Scrappy Update, The Schiavo Case, and Barry Bonds…

March 24, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Baseball, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Using my Dell PDA to record podcasts while on the way to work is strangely addicting. Here’s another one that features an update on my cat Scrappy and his recovery from his fisticuffs with another cat, my thoughts on the Schiavo case, and my disgust with Barry Bonds. Barry, you’ll get no huzzahs from me […]