Pat Robertson Displays his Christianity, again…

The people of Dover, Pennsylvania recently had an election for their local schoolboard. In a fairly close election, every member of the school board that supported the addition of intelligent design to their school curriculum was voted out, all eight of them. What did Pat Robertson have to say about the free exercise of people’s rights to hold elections?

I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover. If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. And don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because he might not be there.”

I… just… am speechless.

Water Rockets

This week’s episode of Mythbuster attacks this Japanese gameshow video showing a would-be astronaut launched by pressurized water rockets. For those who haven’t seen the episode, I’ll refrain from giving away the ending. Still, it’s kind of strange: I’ve seen a couple of links in the last few days to water bottle rocketry: Water Rockets, and Rockets, and The Water Rocket Playground. Enjoy.

Aren’t gnomes supposed to be tiny?

Look at this dump from the system monitor on my box at work:

System Monitor

This box has a staggering 4gb of memory, and half of it is listed as occupied, and I’m not running any applications of my own. I mean honestly, a clock applet requiring 119 megabytes? The mixer, 133 megabytes? The panel, 135 megabytes?

What the heck is going on here?