I have a cold coming on. And tomorrow’s a concert with St Jacobs CC. I need a whisky.
May 28, 2008
May 27, 2008
Comments Off on Link of the day: The cost of War
What could we pay for with the $$$ poured into the war in Iraq? Charlie Stross makes some calculations:
Going by Stiglitz’s indirect estimates, the picture is even more ludicrous; for $3Tn, assuming a crew of four per expedition, $20Bn per flight, and a basic $450 start-up price, you could send 510 astronauts to Mars. That’s not a Mars exploration program, that’s a battalion! It’s a small colony!
Seriously, war is such a bad idea. Even though we may argue about the necessity of a Mars trip, investing the money in renewable energy (or even nuclear power plants), global education, water resources etc. would be A. LOT. BETTER. THAN. WAR.
May 26, 2008
Comments Off on Link of the day: Flesh-eater
I don’t know if I need say no more: All rise!
May 25, 2008
Comments Off on MLP XV: Daylight atheism
Catholic-bashing might be considered an easy target, but the morality of those swines really are disgusting. How about this gem from Mother Theresa:
I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.
I’m sorry, but that’s just downright evil.
May 22, 2008
Comments Off on Link of the day: Supernova
- The Bad Astronomer and the birth of a supernova.
Cool? Hell yes!
Ok… Er… Ask what I want to be when I grow up? Ok? Please? Er…
May 21, 2008
Comments Off on Link of the day: The Cult of Scientology
- Teenager in UK faces prosecution for calling Scientology a cult, here.
Of course, this may just be an up-strung police officer, but considering Scientologys normal tactics… Frigging nasty moronic idiots are what they are.
May 20, 2008
Comments Off on MLP XIV: An odd lott