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Done with re-posting…

At least I hope I’m done with it.  Keeping multiple backups in a couple
of different places should prevent any need for having to re-construct
this thing again or at the very least it’ll keep the data loss down to a
single day or less… That much I’d have no problem re-posting.

A thought I’m going to have to pass on to the Thingamablog developers is
that it REALLY needs two things.

1, some kind of built-in backup facility.  Something that will keep a
user-configurable number of backups.. Perhaps have the backups created
at the end of each "Publish" operation.

2, In the event of the worst disaster, being able to import previous
entries from the blog-site back into Thingamablog’s database would be
great.  (as long as the missing data was noticed before a new "publish"
operation overwrote the site!)

Brad Pitt on Marriage

The problem with Mr. Pitt’s declaration is that there are a lot of
people, both in the US and elsewhere, that have some very strongly held
beliefs that same-sex unions are wrong in and of themselves and that to
give people in such a relationship the implied social acceptance of
making it legal for them to get ‘married’ is a further wrong.

Make no mistake, Such things are not only wrong, they are an abomination
before God and should never be given the acceptance of making it legal.
I’m certain that lots of people will disagree on this, in which case
they need to take their problems up with Jehovah. He made us AND the
rules, our ONLY place is to abide by those rules.

Honestly, those rules really are for the benefit of all, even if we
don’t understand or like them.

Pitt: I’ll Marry When Everyone Can

Sep 8, 3:09 PM (ET)

NEW YORK (AP) – Brad Pitt, ever the social activist, says he won’t
be marrying Angelina Jolie until the restrictions on who can marry
whom are dropped.

"Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the
country who wants to be married is legally able," the 42-year-old
actor reveals in Esquire magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Sept.

Perhaps the saddest, most telling part of this whole issue is the fact
that it is an issue at all. Iniquity is indeed abounding all over the


The survey that changed

I have a problem with this survey. It’s not all that important I guess, as surveys go, but when I saw it for the first time, the Agree and Disagree totals were in the high 30’s. When I went back the next day to see what the final totals were, the Agree and Disagree totals were changed to zero. There was no explanation or comment on the site as to why.

iWon : Survey results
Survey for Thu, Aug 24, 2006
Pill Debate
1. Federal health officials ruled today that women may buy the morning-after pill known as Plan B without a prescription, but only with proof that they’re 18 years of age or older. Supporters say easing access to the pill will lead to fewer abortions, while opponents say it will lead to greater promiscuity. (AP)

Do you agree or disagree with the FDA decision to allow the morning-after emergency contraceptive pill to be sold to adult women without a prescription?

0% – Agree

0% – Disagree

12% – I’m not sure

Like I said, it’s not one of the more meaningful or scientific surveys, but results that change or disappear bug me.

Universal Nonsense

Astronomers Say Pluto Is Not a Planet Not only is this rediculous, but it shows that a heck of a lot of money is being wasted. I’m very much in favor of research and astronomy has an important place in science, but changing the definition of what is or is not a planet? That’s just plain stupid.

Somebody’s got too much time on his hands.

Pluto may be small and very far away, but it is and always has been a planetary body, and like it or not it always will be.

Irish Company Claims Free Energy

Reading this, I cannot help but think of the “Cold Fusion” farse of a few years ago. Like the perpetrators of that, I think somebody involved with this is going to eat their words before it’s over.

|  Irish Company Claims Free Energy                                  |
|   from the and-a-robot-in-every-house dept.                        |
|   posted by samzenpus on Monday August 21, @15:20 (News)           |
|   http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/21/173253               |

raghus writes "An Irish company has thrown down the gauntlet to the
worldwide scientific community to test a technology it has developed that
it claims [0]produces free energy. The company, [1]Steorn, says its
discovery is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows the
production of clean, free and constant energy b - a concept that challenges
one of the basic rules of physics." I can't wait until I can use this
free energy to power my flying car and heat my aquarium of mermaids.

Discuss this story at:

0. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060818/bs_afp/irelandscienceenergy
1. http://www.steorn.net/
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