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Why do people hide their nakedness? - last commented 03 August 2010 09:10 AM

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Go to: Carcineidolia

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The first rule of Project Mayhem is you do not talk about Project Mayhem.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:05:23 UTC | #909402

Go to: [Update10Jan-Protest and Fundraiser] Notorious Nigerian witch-hunter to preach in the US

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Someone should organize a protest outside the event. I would, but alas I don't live in America.

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:57:33 UTC | #905720

Go to: Can Computers Reconstruct Your Dreams?

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Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but you might want to read the opening comment from the source website:

I had to look at the paper fairly carefully to figure out what exactly they did. It's cool, but it's not nearly as exciting as the movies make it seem. Subjects were presented with a clip, selected from a database with a large number of clips. The computer, using fMRI data, selected the most likely clips from the database. The videos with the highest probability were then smushed together to form the composite videos we're seeing. The videos do NOT represent signals recorded from the brain using fMRI. Very misleading, which is the fault of the journalists AND the authors, who did not write an abstract (or paper) that was easy to understand.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:57:31 UTC | #874542

Go to: Photos from TAM, July 2011

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Nice to see that of the 46 speakers, 23 are a women. Coincidence?

No It's not a coincidence, and it's not nice to see. It's a craven piece of political correctness. Are we to believe that after impartially selecting the 46 best placed speakers, it just so happened that 23 of them were women? I suppose it's possible, but I take leave to doubt it. If there were more suitable females for the job, then the panel should have been mostly women, and likewise for the men.

Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:35:51 UTC | #855793

Go to: After the rapture

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After waiting rapt with attention the whole day, it turns out that ...... god called it off at the last minute to reward the fundies for all their good-news-spreading! At least, that's what I think the excuse will be. Sweepstakes!

Sun, 22 May 2011 00:32:45 UTC | #629314

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