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Go to: New RDFRS website info

gruebait's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by gruebait

gravatars -
"it will be automatically used on all of the sites referencing a specific e-mail address"

Ah, another convenience for surfing on the net. Of course, a cynic might note that it adds one more way to connect a single identifier (your email address) with every gravatar-using site you visit, and when, and what you read, without even needing to leave a cookie on the user's machine.

The data miners are insatiable, and they have an endless supply of conveniences on offer, all free!

Sun, 02 May 2010 18:27:00 UTC | #465021

Go to: Two articles on al-Qeda and Terrorism

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I sometimes find all that analysis a bit pointless. While it's good to "know thine enemy", I can imagine how much regard a Christian fundy from Texas has for the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks biblical literalism is silly.

It's the fundy cultist I must be concerned about, not what the mainstream religionist has to say.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:17:00 UTC | #463175

Go to: World, Have Your Say

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@ Detlef:
Thank you for the link.

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:53:00 UTC | #459468

Go to: Some discussions of the Simon Singh case

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I am not going to suggest that Ishtar is in the pay of the BCA. Not me.

I would however recommend Orac's blog, Respectful Insolence, for a "surgeon/scientist"'s take on 'alternative' medicine:
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 21:30:00 UTC | #455671

Go to: 'Stroke of luck' led to life on Earth

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Most commenters seem to be assuming that Dawkins' reference to luck or unlikelyhood was applied to the origins of life itself. I thought it referred to the probability of any particular individual's existence.

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:38:00 UTC | #448787

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