Monthly Archives: May 2009

Tiller: 2 Degrees

George Tiller, a physician who provided late-term abortions to women with high health risks, was fatally shot in his church. Obviously, the shooter has no acquaintance with the concept of sanctuary. The famous Kevin Bacon site demonstrated that there are less than six degrees of separation between most people. That is, if you know someone… Read More »

A Nice LaTeX Cheat Sheet

I ran across this cheat sheet while looking for an answer to setting line spacing of single-spaced within paragraphs and double-spaced between paragraphs in the front matter. While it doesn’t have the answer to that, it does look like a very handy reference for more commonly encountered situations in . If you are wondering what… Read More »

A Direct Answer About Torture

A commenter on Ed Brayton’s “Dispatches from the Culture Wars” asked what I can only assume was meant to be poser question about the use of torture. I responded there, but figure I should also note that here. It is clear, from all the investigations done to date, that information was gained which saved many… Read More »

Lying With Dogs

Conservative commentator Denyse O’Leary has posted an interview with Adnan Oktar at the Uncommon Descent weblog. Oktar is probably better known by his pen name, “Harun Yahya”. He writes prolifically, and has several antievolution books. O’Leary appreciates Oktar’s antievolution. One wonders, though, whether she is as appreciative of some of Oktar’s other contrarian stances, like,… Read More »

New Server

The email server I use was having some hardware issues. Marc picked up a new box and disk, and Jeff, who has somewhat more spare time at the moment than I do, suggested we go with Ubuntu Server 9.04 for the new install. So we switched from a FreeBSD 6.3 box to Ubuntu Server today,… Read More »