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Ohio LinuxFest Registration
Posted: Wintermute @ Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:05 pm

Yes, it’s a bit early yet, but how many of you are aware that registration is open for Ohio LinuxFest 2007 (and has been for awhile now)? Even though the event isn’t until September 29, 2007, I registered shortly after it opened because I had such a good time last year.

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Puzzle on Hiro’s blog
Posted: Wintermute @ Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:03 pm

Looks like there’s a puzzle over on Hiro’s blog. Since I know that there’s an ARG element to Heroes, I’m guessing it’s related to that. I’m also guessing it’s double (or more) encoded, so the answer isn’t quite as simple as sending it through a binary translator. If anyone finds the solution, can someone post it here, via comments?

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Ender’s Game
Posted: Wintermute @ Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:01 pm

Considering I just finished reading the Ender series, including Ender’s Game (affiliate link), this comic from xkcd is pretty funny

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Vacation
Posted: Wintermute @ Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:58 pm

On Sunday, I got back from a brief vacation to Owensburo, KY. My wife and I decided to camp there, and while we were in the area, we hit a geocache or two. And since we hadn’t gotten one in Indiana yet, we crossed the river to pick one up as well. It barely counts as Indiana, but it adds another state to our geocaching map:


create your own personalized map of the USA

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Get your travel profile
Posted: Wintermute @ Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:55 pm

 

Your travel type: Rough guy
When the going gets tough, the rough guy gets going! Sleep outside, hike up mountains, eat raw lizards for breakfast, that’s his perfect holiday. Ten days of hiking through unspoilt jungle between Colombia and Panama, that kind of thing.
top destinations:

Ngorongoro
Las Vegas
Tahiti

stay away from:

Paris
Tokyo
Cairo

get your own travel profile

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Great anti-**AA poster
Posted: Wintermute @ Tue Mar 6, 2007 5:53 pm

Just ran across a great anti-**AA poster on the internet and thought I’d share. It originates from this blog, but I found it via Gizmodo.

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Medical research without consent?
Posted: Wintermute @ Sat Mar 3, 2007 5:52 pm

Just read a quick blurb about medical research being conducted without patient consent. It’s a little light on details, such as where you can get an one of the bracelets that opt you out of the study.

Now, I’m all for medical research. But by making this an opt-out system rather than opt-in, where’s the informed consent that is typical required? Isn’t research without informed consent unethical?

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